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31 August 2020

How to decor English style garden tea party

By Christopher Brickell

Here is a great example of how the decoration of a garden tea party can completely change the mood for a day or even just for the evening. If you look carefully at the courtyard itself, you will see that its Mediterranean style is very different from the proposed theme – English tea drinking, in the style of the fairy tale “Alice in Wonderland”. So don’t think that your garden can’t be so transformed in just a couple of hours of your work on its decoration.

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In the first picture, the central place is taken by bright upholstered furniture, which not everyone can afford for a garden tea party. The rest of the pictures show small decorative objects that are available to everyone. It’s a touch of French Provenance, not just the English style. However, to draw the exact line in this is very difficult, as both countries have constantly borrowed from each other decorative ideas, elements and design solutions.

In a sense, the decorations can be called retro or vintage, as almost all objects used for tea drinking are not new. And this means that such a collection you can gather in your garden, if you are especially attentive.

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In fact, the problem of those who collect a lot of old things in their house is very easy to solve, but it requires initiative. Break down your things thematically into several groups. For example, try to create a similar one, French collection. Then highlight a few more collections from the remaining items, and all that remains is better to give to those who have similar things and who will use them.

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For example, some people have a collection of old pots in the garden that they don’t even use. And not just because they don’t look new, but because they like to be planted in the ground. Such a collection simply has no value, at least not for this particular person. And there’s someone in your neighborhood who’ll be happy about this kind of thing.

By the way, if you get help from your neighbors, it will be much easier to create such a collection. Tell them about your idea, and then invite everyone who helped you in this. These thematic picnics can be held on a regular basis, if you like.

For the same, French-English garden tea party, you’ll need floral textiles first, as they most accurately convey the atmosphere of this style. Then you should think of small but important objects – vintage watches, birdcages, suitcases, lamps and candlesticks. Together they will play a melody that turns into a style with proper pedantry.

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Don’t forget that simple field plants as well as hydrangeas are best used in this style, as they are traditionally cut for such events.

By the way, if your clothes is out of style – you will not get the proper effect. The easiest thing to do is to wear something beige or white for a garden tea party. This way you will get neutral clothes that will generally fit anywhere. Guests are also warned about the dress code, otherwise the whole mood will be smudged with drawings and prints that do not fit your decor at all.

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