Christmas can be an expensive time, what with all the presents and food. So the last thing you want to do, is spend a heap of money on decorating your table. Well, I’m here to prove that cutting the cost doesn’t mean losing the aesthetic value.
Happy Friday the 13th, I thought today would be a great day to share this Halloween inspired tablescape. Halloween is one of my favourite times of year, but being a 31 year old it’s less sweets more sophistication these days. This tablescape is so easy to achieve, some beautiful autumnal foliage, crepe paper, tissue paper and spooky napkins. The supermarkets and places like The Range have some amazing things in at the moment.
Eating outside doesn’t have to stop now that we are heading in to autumn, I kind of prefer sitting out when it gets a little cooler. Hopefully, we aren’t quite over sunny evenings just yet albeit getting darker a little earlier. But that is the beauty of candles, a fire pit and resisting the cold bite just long enough until you desperately need a jumper.
After my love affair with Mexico was cemented when I visited in 2013, the love for everything Mexican has never dwindled. So as May 5th marks Cinco de Mayo, I thought this year I would go all out and create something for the blog. For those of you that don’t know what ‘Cinco de Mayo’ is, it is Spanish for ‘Fifth of May’ and is marked to celebrate the victory over the French in the battle of Puebla. Basically, for all us non Mexican folk, it’s a day to embrace the country and its culture. Bright celebrations, amazing food and a beautiful array of colour.