FIELDS OF GOLD

In early sum­mer, en­joy a pic­nic sur­rounded by swathes of beau­ti­ful but­ter­cups, then cap­ture their charm with our sim­ple, in­spir­ing projects

Country Living (UK) - - Contents - styling and words by sian wil­liams pho­to­graphs by brent darby

En­joy a pic­nic among beau­ti­ful but­ter­cups, then cap­ture their sim­ple charms with pretty prac­ti­cal projects

Take in­spi­ra­tion from a land­scape to cre­ate your own piece of art or craft. Un­fold a com­pact table in your cho­sen spot and use old jars or tins for water, brushes and paint, or carry a bas­ket of fab­ric to em­broi­der and flow­ers to press. Above left and pre­vi­ous page Plain linen dress, from £29, La Red­oute. Fold­ing table, from £15, Mor­gan’s. Table easel, £21.30; hog brushes, from £2 each; oil paints, £7.96: all Fred Al­dous. Zinc pots, from £3.95 each, Grand Il­lu­sions. Clip-top jar,

from £5.50, Labour and Wait. Plain lever-lid tin, from £19 (18), Birm­ing­ham Tin Box Com­pany. Paint (on tin), No 5 Sage; (on jar), Clot­ted Cream: both £17.99/L, Lon­don Vin­tage Paint Com­pany

Above right Skogsta stool, £15, Ikea; painted in No 10 Ruby, £17.99/L, Lon­don Vin­tage Paint Com­pany. On stool Leather A6 wrap­around jour­nal, £15, Paper­chase. Wooden flow­er­press, £7.95, Fred Al­dous On ground Chalk-white metal jug, £8.95, Loop the Loop. Wa­ter­colour pa­per, £5 per sheet, Hob­by­craft. Vin­tage bird book, from £4, An­drew Mor­ton Books. San­dia scis­sors, £12.95, Nkuku Bas­ket Com­pany. Amy But­ler Mid­west Mod­ern fab­ric (in fore­ground), from £14.89/m, My Fab­rics. Em­broi­dery hoops, from £1.17 each, Fred Al­dous. Br­era Lino soft-washed linens in Leaf and Lemon­grass: both £65/m, De­sign­ers Guild. Em­broi­dery thread in green/320, yel­low/742, pale lime/3046, all 90p each (8m); Rowan Cre­ative Linen yarn in Sun­flower, £8.95 (100g); Rowan Sum­mer­lite yarn in Mush­room, £4.50 (50g): all Hob­by­craft. Alu­minium flask, from a se­lec­tion, ebay

Cre­ate a charm­ing set­ting for af­ter­noon tea with vin­tage linens and sim­ple rus­tic ac­ces­sories. Op­po­site Dress, from £38, ASOS. Cream vase, £14, Loop The Loop. Vin­tage din­ing chairs, from £25; pine table, from £80: both Mor­gan’s On table Al­mond and rasp­berry cake, £15.99, Bet­tys. Jam jars (hold­ing straw­ber­ries), £9.99 (set of six), Lake­land. Stool, £15; white Vigdis cush­ion cover (on stool), £6: both Ikea; painted in No 10 Ruby, £17.99/L, Lon­don Vin­tage Paint Com­pany. But­ter­cup de­sign in Dy­lon fab­ric paint, £3 (25ml), Hob­by­craft. Women’s Wal­la­roo Vic­to­ria hat, from £34.95, Sun-togs. Red Socker bucket, £6, Ikea. For all other items, see page 38

A fold­ing table, a light­weight chair and some com­fort­able cush­ions will en­able you to pic­nic in com­fort and style. Find an open spot in a field or en­joy the dap­pled shade of a tree. Above left In­dus­trial metal tub chair, £175, Loop The Loop On chair Leather A6 wrap­around note­books, £15 each, Paper­chase. Ter­ra­cotta pots, from 50p each (11cm), Wilko; painted in Ruby and Clot­ted Cream: both £17.99/L, Lon­don Vin­tage Paint Com­pany. Vin­tage bird book, from a se­lec­tion, An­drew Mor­ton Books. Alu­minium flask, from a se­lec­tion, ebay. Hog brushes, from £2 each, Fred Al­dous. Table­cloth (on back of chair) in Br­era Lino Alabaster soft-washed linen, £65/m, De­sign­ers Guild; edged in An­gus Stripe Nordic Ivory linen, £39.50/m, Ian Mankin. Wicker shop­per, from £18, The Bas­ket Com­pany. Amy But­ler Mid­west Mod­ern fab­ric (in bas­ket), from £14.89/m, My Fab­rics. Fold­ing table, from £15, Mor­gan’s. Yel­low cush­ion cover and nap­kins in Br­era Lino Lemon­grass soft-washed linen, £65/m, De­sign­ers Guild; edged in An­gus Stripe Nordic Ivory linen, £39.50/m,

Con­serve jars make a great al­ter­na­tive to bowls when trans­port­ing and serv­ing sea­sonal soft fruits – not only do they look stylish but they pro­tect del­i­cate berries from dam­age in tran­sit. Above Skogsta stool, £15, Ikea; painted in No 5 Sage, £17.99/L, Lon­don Vin­tage Paint Com­pany. Ir­ish linen tea towel,

from £14, Labour and Wait. Alvin wooden chop­ping board, from £17, Habi­tat. Opinel clas­sic trekking knife,

from £11.95, Ffor­est. Faceted jam jars,

£9.99 (set of six), Lake­land

Light­weight cush­ions, blan­kets or mats that can be rolled up are ideal when you want to re­lax with a book. Left Knock Knock linen skirt, £49, Etsy. Smock blouse, £48, Y.A.S. Mari at ASOS. Walleroo Vic­to­ria hat, £34.95, Sun-togs. Cot­ton blan­ket in Pretty Maids cream and saffron linen, £49.50/m, Vanessa Ar­buth­nott. Green cush­ion, as be­fore

Left Knock Knock linen skirt, from £49, Etsy. Wicker shop­per, from £18, The

Ian Mankin. Green cush­ion in Br­era Lino Leaf soft-washed linen, £65/m; edged in Br­era Lino Alabaster soft-washed linen: £65/m: both De­sign­ers Guild

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