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We love being creative with table settings as there are so many different ways to create characterful, abundant schemes with just a few simple tricks. Here we have put together three different settings using fresh greens, cool blues and soft pinks with some of our favourite pieces from the current collection.
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Textural

Birdie Fortescue Blog | Textural Tablescape
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For this table we started with one of our fabulous Limited Edition Suzanis as a base. Don’t be afraid to use unconventional items as tablecloths - embroidered pieces of cloth, Kantha throws and fine rugs all work really well and add texture to the overall scheme. To pick up on the verdant tones in the embroidery we then used our softly scalloped jute placemats and Medina napkins in green. The base cloth of the napkins echoes the natural colour of the Versha crockery and the un-dyed linen of the napkins. If you are using plain dinner and side plates statement pudding/soup bowls look really effective as a top layer. Here we have used our stylish cabbage-ware bowls in two different sizes and colours, again echoing the other tones in the scheme. To finish we combined bubble glassware, wooden handled cutlery and mixed ceramics to bring in extra texture and colour.  Rather than completing the styling with flowers we used freshly picked herbs from the garden, arranged casually on wooden platters and between the place settings. A perfect look for any time of the year!
Birdie Fortescue Blog | Table Settings

Architectural

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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Architectural Tablescape
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This look is all about creating a statement table centre with lots of architectural interest. We started the scheme with one of our Medina table cloths but a plain or patterned cloth would work equally well. We then laid jute place mats with Versha crockery and completed each setting with a limited edition Romanian bowl. As in the previous scheme the statement bowl adds interest and helps to link the colours in the scheme together. The key to achieving this look is creating a centre (whether a contained arrangement on a round table or a runner on a rectangular table) with interest at different heights using a range of vessels and floral displays. Mixing glass and ceramic vases works well and here we have used Ribbed glass votives in three different sizes with Potterie gourds in two tones of blue. The trick here is not to fill every vessel; instead create at least one very large arrangement as the highest point then fill an odd number of vases of smaller sizes to give an organic look. It's often not necessary to have different stems in each arrangement, here we have replicated the main arrangement in a slightly different way with the odd variation.
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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Table Settings

1. Jute Wave Placemat - Indigo 2. Glass Tumbler - Clear 3. Potterie Dark Blue Gourd Vases 4. Limited Edition Romanian Bowls 64 5. Medina Tablecloth - Marine

Understated

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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Understated Winter Tablescape
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This is a deceptively simple scheme that makes use of a statement table cloth to create the main focus. As in the first setting we have used an unconventional textile as the base cloth, in this case one of our Limited Edition Kantha throws. Again each setting comprises jute place mats, Versha crockery and wooden handled cutlery, all of which pick up on the natural tone of the Kantha. We have then finished the look with votives in soft pinks which echo the marbled colours in the Romanian bowls. Using dried stems and flower heads makes this look easy to achieve at any time of year.
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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Table Settings

1. Limited Edition Middle Atlas Urn 81 2. 3. 4. Ribbed Glass Hurricane - Pink 5. Limited Edition Vintage Kantha Throw 12

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