Garden Tables - How to lay the perfect Summer table

As the seasons change we embrace the long warm summer days that cry out for al fresco dining; truly one of life’s great and simple pleasures.

Balmy summer lunches, or evening cocktails on the terrace; evoke joyous images of happy lazy days and lighter evenings.  British summer time can be wonderfully kind, but sometimes a little unpredictable so we need to be prepared for every eventuality.

We are all now considering many more ways to entertain outside, it is after all an extension of our homes, no matter what size your space is, there has never been a better time to make an effort to dress your garden table, sit back and have a natter with friends!   

Be it under a gazebo or parasol, Pod & Pip are now stocking a new extensive range of garden inspired products that help you dine in style whether you are lucky enough to be on the terrace in the sunshine, or rushing inside to keep dry!  

Soft furnishings naturally help create a comfortable space, and we have a wonderful selection of mattresses and cushions as well as blankets and hot water bottles for when the temperature drops.  Both plain linen and beautiful floral block printed napkins complement our tablecloths.  All adding style, comfort and colour to your entertaining.   

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We have a beautiful range of recycled glass tumblers as well as etched champagne coupes and wine glasses, serving bowls, and tableware. And to add atmosphere when the light fades; hurricane lamps, a variety of candles and candlesticks. 

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Styling outdoors can definitely be less formal and Sarah advises layering different patterns, textures and colours together to create a relaxed colourful vibe. 

The finishing touch should surely be a beautiful floral table centre-piece or a variety of smaller bud vases creating a jewel like ripple across the table; a conversation starter, colour coordinated with your table setting.  Sarah and her team can assist you with a selection of flowers from the cutting garden to enhance every colourful summer table.   

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Pod & Pip offer the alternative option for you to bring your own vessels and vases that can be filled with floral delights; perfect for a special event or family gathering. Whether you prefer our little bud vases with small stemmed flowers, tall elegant displays, or a more structured table decoration; Pod & Pip have such a wealth of knowledge that they can adapt to any design. 

Rumour has it there is a heatwave on the way so now is the time to start planning ahead for those lunches and suppers in the sun!  

Published: July 2021