I have had the tablecloth for years and (like some vintage elephant) at this time of year I fetch out this particular cloth (I have some tablecloths that can only be used one day a year - so there is quite a lot to store in the mind of mine). The vase I bought in a charity for a pound or so I think - it is quite beautiful and I do like it very much when things 'match up'
So I wait all year for the blossom to be ready (before the wind gets to it!), pot ready, tablecloth ready. It's tough I tell you!
This vase is carefully embroidered in each corner - the blossom is very finely done
More blossom pictures from the house
And a favourite cup that usually
lives on my scales in the sewing room...I don't know why...
Adding in a bag that I made for Blossom Time - must be a little later in the season because this clematis is in bud at the moment:
Oh nearly forgot my super duper china that I also love to use at this time of year...I lurve this china (a charity shop purchase a few years ago when I bought the cups and saucers - about a year later they had matching plates and cake plate - who knew!). Dates from the 1890s and was about a pound a piece I think.
I do like a table that is nicely laid - though it is a shame that someone has again posted this onto Pinterest - I really give up with it all and wonder why people are so rude and do not ask first
Finally we have been watching some blue tits carefully deciding whether or not to nest in the bird box that we hid in the old clematis last year - they are simply the most charming of birds don't you think. I am no photographer so we will have to make do with a vintage embroidered one!! I have had this embroidery since I was a child....my mum gave it to me...that very remembering is making me well up...
This old cup and saucer is quite pretty too!
Adding in another photo of mine that I have just found all over pinsect world