Feeling Blue…

Despite the fact that our new kitchen is still several weeks off being usable, I have already found myself thinking about the finishing touches. Aside from the pretty things, on a more practical level I want to add to our current dinner service.

We currently have 2 sets of plates and bowls, our wedding set of Sophie Conran for Portmerion table and serve ware in a ten person setting, and a bog standard square white set for 4 that was from John Lewis. The idea is that we use the set of four day to day so the wedding set doesn’t get hammered, but so we don’t end up saving the Portmerion for absolute best if there are ever more than just the two of us, we get out the good stuff.

Restoration tableware, John Lewis // Indigo Dinner plate, M&S // Indigo serving bowl, M&S // Lascari Stoneware, Anthropologie //Coastal Tableware, John Lewis // 12 Piece lombard dining set, M&S // Denby Bloom Stoneware, Debenhams //Jardin des Plants dinnerware, Anthropologie

In reality, with Francesca being with us, we have used the Portmerion a lot more and it has made me realise that when we are a family of 3, with regular visitors, we are going to need more of the everyday stuff to avoid using the Sophie Conan every day. I prefer seeing my food against white plates, but because our island eating area will be white I like the idea of a bit of contrast. Given my current obsession with blue, I thought a slim blue rimmed set would be nice. There are so many blue and white sets around right now however that a pick and mix, mix and match would be easy to do if you were so inclined and very stylish.

So readers, what do you think? Are you fans of white plates or do you like a bit of contrast on your dinner table?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

What to Wear: Island Blue

It feels like a long time since I talked about patterned trousers and it has taken me this long to find the right pair for me. Initially I didn’t want to make the investment when I felt the trend might be short lived but judging by the coming seasons trends, there will still be a lot of statement making legs around.



Trousers, Topshop // Top, French Connection // Boots, Belle Sigerson Morrison (at The Outnet) // Bag, Mulberry // Earrings, Accesorize.

I spotted this pair in the Topshop sale for the princely sum of ten whole english pounds and loved the print – it reminds me of holidays and summer with that perfect blue that you see houses painted in on the Greek Islands. The print itself has a tropical feel almost but is abstract enough to avoid a Hawaiian look.


I knew from the off that it was going to be perfect paired with white and then spotted the earrings I wore with it in the Accessorize sale. The pop of aqua just adds to that holiday feel. I wore it on this occasion out to dinner with Pete and my Sister, taking my navy sparkle Whistles jumper with me to layer up if it got cooler. Originally however it was one of the outfits I chose for the Dream. Find. Do. shoot.


Have you branched into patterned trousers yet this season? (I have to confess, I’ve bought another winter appropriate pair since this one, look out for it here soon…)

Love,
Rebecca
xo

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