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By Rosanna Holmes,
16th September 2009 - 10:04
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Tasty ideas for your table settings


Afternoon tea doesn't have to be prim and proper –jazz it up with quirky knitted tea cosy and mini cocktail flags.

 
Create the perfect space for entertaining with a simple mix of wood, silver, glassware and complementary textiles in vibrant shades.

 


Botanical prints make for an interesting side table covering. Team with herb-embroidered napkins and vintage etched glasses for maximum impact. 

 


 Summer in a jug: fresh roses in simple, striped ceramics look stunning.

 


Contrasting textures such as bamboo, silver, rattan and linen make for a relaxed yet sophisticated look.

 


 Teaware doesn't have to match - choose a couple of colours and mix and match. Set out on a coordinating tablecloth for a striking tableau. 

 



Add a touch of drama with rich, vibrant colours and vintage brooch-adorned napkin rings