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INSPIRATION: An Easter Table

Easter is a lovely time of year to make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend by getting together with family and friends. Good food, good wine, good company and a beautifully set table will make the occasion even more special.

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Every table needs a centrepiece, be it a candle, a jug of flowers or a vase full of Pussy Willow.  You can use any large container and fill it with twigs if you can’t get Pussy Willow, although I have noticed it appearing in some supermarkets.

Hang some special Easter decorations like we have (available in the Sweet Mabel shop) or decorate your own eggs and hang from string. You can get polystyrene eggs from most craft shops or pound shops, all you need to do is paint or cover in fabric scraps.

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Plant bunches of daffodils in old tea cups or vintage containers to make it feel even more Spring-like.

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Bowls of mini eggs are a must if you’ve got little people to entertain. They look really sweet in  vintage wine glasses, not practical for little hands but an elegant option for the grown-ups to enjoy.

Photo 01-03-2015 15 11 26Speckled feathers look fabulous in china teacups, tie luggage tags to the cup handle if you want to be really formal and create a place setting.

And lastly, if you can’t find a table cloth that’s to your liking, why not pop down to your local fabric shop. I like to mismatch my tablecloths to cover the table by layering them on top of each other.  The ‘place mats’ you see below are just pieces of pretty fabric which I have cut to size.

Easter Table

 So dig out your old china and have a play around, experiment with some Easter decorations too and you will soon create your own very special, Easter table.

 

A Spring Treat – 10% off everything

Treat your home with 10% off all home accessories and gifts in the Sweet Mabel shop, available until 6th April 2015.

With Spring in the air, now is the time to freshen up your home.  We have a range of decorative accessories that will inspire and brighten up any room.

So take a look and don’t forget to make good use of the coupon code below.

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http://www.sweetmabel.co.uk/home/4584274988

TREND: BOTANICS

Make your home a place of sanctuary from the stresses of modern day living with the botanical trend for 2015.

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Metal basket with four bottles

Metal basket with four bottles £6.95 – Coming Soon – http://www.sweetmabel.co.uk

 

A collection of vintage prints will bring charm to your living room or dining area. Look in charity shops for old books, which is where we found these beautiful prints that create a focal point to the room.

Cluster different shaped bottles and pots together and use to display fresh Spring flowers to carry on the cheery, nature-inspired theme.

Mint Green Jug

Mint Green Jug – £14.95 http://www.sweetmabel.co.uk

 

Glass Bell Jar

Glass Bell Jar – £6.95, Sage Matchbox Holder – £5.95 http://www.sweetmabel.co.uk

 

Home Sweet Home Bird Box

Home Sweet Home Bird Box – £9.95 http://www.sweetmabel.co.uk

 

I do love the idea of bringing the outdoors in, thus creating a fresh and relaxed feeling to your home.  We have a range of home accessories in our shop that will help you achieve this bold yet harmonious botanical look.

Visit www.sweetmabel.co.uk to see what’s new for Spring!

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Treats for your Sweet Valentine

Bake something simple yet delicious for your Valentine this Saturday.

These cute little meringue kisses make gorgeous edible gifts. We used a recipe from the marvellous Meringue Girls and added our own touch by dipping each little kiss in white chocolate and sprinkles.

Meringue Girls

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You could wrap them in cellophane or store in a glass jar to make an ideal gift for your loved one!

Happy baking!