READY, STEADY... EN­TER­TAIN!

Cook, DRINK AND DEC­O­RATE IN THE GAR­DEN with THE LATEST COUN­TRY-STYLE buys

Country Homes & Interiors - - MODERN COUNTRY -

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.

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