Spring has sprung in the southern hemisphere.
And outdoor eating will be de rigueur for many of us.
Especially those of us who have large country gardens.
Many of my rural farming friends have huge outdoor tables. Too big for indoors. Passed down from one generation to the other. The timber planks of the tables mellowed. With a patina of sheen. Created by the passing of time.
I vividly remember my first invitation to a family gathering. On a farm in Mudgee NSW. 40 family members. All gathered to celebrate the birthday of the father. Second generation farmer.
Under the shade of huge eucalyptus trees.
Three tables were lined up. With mismatched chairs.
Covered in mismatched table linen.
Tablecloths. And napkins. All garnered from charity shops. And hand me downs from family. Over decades.
And ironed on Val’s treasured Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover.
It was a celebration to remember.
And I’m still in awe of her ability to create a scrumptious lunch. For 40 people.
This table setting. Courtesy of EatLiveGrowPaleo is evocative of that family luncheon.
The pansies in pots on the table.
The beautiful napery.
The table set beside a jetty. Leading out into a river.
It could be anywhere.
Outdoor dining. In warm weather. In a beautiful setting.
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~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
PS. This Ironing Diva’s iron. Ironing Board. And Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover. Are my gateway to leading an elegant life. There is power in the iron. The ‘Joy Of Ironing’ is far from a myth. Beautifully pressed garments. Make a statement about who you are. When you’re well pressed. And well dressed. You ooze elegance. Beautifully pressed linen. Cloth napkins. Tea towels. Pillow cases. Make your home shimmer with style.
PPS. I am not only an Ironing Diva. But as one friend says, I am ‘The Queen’ when it comes to ironing.
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Made with love and care in RURAL Australia by men and women who have a disability.
It’s not for everyone.
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And want to put something back into the community when you make a purchase.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover cover has more than 350,000 customers in 29 countries. Because it lives up to its name. It ‘Fitz Like A Glove™’ every time you iron.
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Photos of my rural property are courtesy of me, Ironing Diva – who is also known as Paddock Paparazzi – and taken at sunrise every morning.
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