Pastel Shades with Denby Pottery

Hello everyone!

It’s fair to say that in the last few years or so, my passion for pottery has reached fever pitch.  No longer merely a vessel to hold my morning cup of tea or slice of toast, the search for the perfect mug, teapot, pretty bowls and side plates is never ending.  It’s not just an aesthetic thing – I use these items all the time, fifty times a day, especially as I am practically a professional tea drinker!

I’m also a big lover of mixing patterns and colours up – as you know, I am never really going to be an ‘Everything must match!’ kind of girl.  Rustic mixed with vintage, minimal mixed with vibrant patterns.  I proudly display my china and pottery on hooks and open shelving in my kitchen.  Why keep it in a cupboard when it’s so beautiful?

So I was over the moon when Denby Pottery got in touch and asked if they could send me some pieces, to style up at home.  I chose the Natural Canvas Tea Set, a gorgeous neutral design which consists of two mugs, the sweetest jug, teapot and sugar bowl.  I know I’ll get some much use out of this, the teapot is prefect for two large cups of tea.  I also chose a set of small bowls and side plates from the Monsoon Gather range, pretty muted pastel pieces with a pattern inspired by Monsoon’s archive pieces.

I decided I wanted to do something a little bit different when styling these pieces up, and for the first time in a while I have put myself in the picture!  I wanted to create more of a story, to add a little bit of life into each frame.  It’s funny how even simply adding hands in the background can change a shot completely, giving it more of a lifestyle vibe.  As you can imagine I had fun trying to do this – styling, setting a timer and running in and out of shot, trying to get exactly the right positions!  I layered my table up with vintage linens in neutral shades, and added  jars and vases with hydrangeas from the garden for the perfect breakfast or afternoon tea table setting.

In case you missed it the other day, you can see my post about the mini natural dye with flowers workshop we had round my house last month, such a fun craft that anyone can do at home!

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Have a wonderful weekend dear readers!

Tamsyn x

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