READY, STEADY... ENTERTAIN!
Cook, DRINK AND DECORATE IN THE GARDEN with THE LATEST COUNTRY-STYLE buys
Beautiful buys to get the party started inside or out
The outdoor kitchen
Create your own cooking station with a wood-fired oven teamed with rustic boards and essential utensils to help you prepare and serve summer bites.
Wood-fired oven, from £799; wooden pizza peel, £49.99 (Primo Accessory Pack), The Stone Bake Oven Company. Trellis, £21.99, Zest 4 Leisure. Painted in Lemon Yellow, £16.99 for 1L Royal Exterior Superior Wood Finish, Protek. (On trellis) pot, from £6.95, Mia Fleur. Pizza paddle board, £23.95, Dassie Artisan. Chopping board, £55, Pastel Lane. (On slate) paddle board, £25, Marks & Spencer. Jug, £35.95, Howkapow. Serving spoon, £12; spatula, £7.50, both Cox & Cox. Bark board, £22.95, Dassie Artisan. Salad bowl, £14.95, Howkapow. Salad servers, £6.95, Birdie Fortescue. Tea towels (from top): 1 Linen, £13.75, Canvas Home. 2 Handblock Printed, £8.50, Birdie Fortescue. 3 Yellow, £12 for 3 assorted, Debenhams. Pestle and mortar, £40, Oliver Bonas. Oil/vinegar bottles, £23.50 for 2, Scandi Living. Jug, £19.50; cereal bowl; side plate, £6 each, all Marks & Spencer. Dessert plate, £12.95; dinner plate, £16.95, both Idyll Home. Handblock Printed napkin, £5.25, Birdie Fortescue.
Canister, £28, Scandi Living. Mug, £7.50, Canvas Home. Aged lantern, £18, Mia Fleur. Picnic basket, £42, Garden Trading. Zinc pot, £3.95, Idyll Home.
1, 8 Choose lovely linens. Emily linen napkins, cols Mist (left); Pink Peppercorn, £31 for 6, Neptune. Linen napkin, col Fig, £3.95, Birdie Fortescue.
2 Whet your appetite. Vintage Tea Party flags, £3.50 for 12, The Wedding of My Dreams.
3 Keep ingredients close to hand. Bates bowl, £15, Holly’s House.
4 Mop up spills. Stripe tea towel, similar from Birdie Fortescue.
5, 16 Serve up in style. Parisienne dinner plate, £7.95; bowl, £5.95, both Howkapow.
6, 7 Bring a rustic touch to the table. Hand Dipped Deli plate, £12.95, Idyll Home. Aquarelle cutlery, from £12 a piece, Holly’s House.
9, 13 Add some zest! Lemon napkin, £28 for 6 (sold with 5 in a Lobster design); Lemon tea towel, £10, both Lottie Day.
10 Be inspired by natural elements. Handprinted Slate Dandelion placemat, £13, Rockett St George.
11 Introduce stylish geometrics. Carla milk jug, £19, Scandi Living.
12 Present nibbles with Scandi charm. Swedish mini white bowls, £7.50 for 3, Nordic House.
14 Create new flavours. Wooden pestle and mortar, £28.50, Holly’s House.
15 Protect your hands. Lemon tea towel, £5 for 3 assorted, George Home.
17 Let crockery blossom. Spring Blooms plate, £79 for a 12-piece dinner set, Marks & Spencer.
18, 19 Introduce an artisan twist. Hima bowl, £15.95 for 2 assorted; wooden teaspoons, £34.95 for 6, all Dassie Artisan.
20 Chop and serve. Sycamore serving board, £26.95, Birdie Fortescue.
21, 22 Delight in tactile textures. Marble and wood paddle board, £25, Marks & Spencer. Bark board, £16.95, Dassie Artisan.
23 Ladle on the love. Wooden ladle, £19.95, Holly’s House.