Why is it that we usually wait for visitors or birthdays for it to be an occasion? 

Surely every day weâ??re alive is occasion enough and cause to celebrate? I decided years ago that mealtimes and tea times should be occasions. I started setting the table using my favourite crockery, serviettes and my favourite table décor items, creative cutlery! 

Salad never looked this good

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To me, there is nothing better than a salad served with lovely servers – it makes a simple salad look amazing!

The lovely Salad Servers (R255 per set), Mouse Cheese Knife (R80) and Butter Knives (R85) can be found at The Pickled Fish. 

Stunning cutlery has a way of saying mealtimes are important. Otherwise you may as well just use plastic cutlery.  

What about tea times?

I always feel like I am spoiling myself rotten when I take out my fine china teacup, use my beautiful heart scoop ladle teaspoon and make tea just for me!  It makes me feel like I am having high tea at Tiffanyâ??s.

Pictured here are Heart Scoop Teaspoons (R60 each), Fat Heart Teaspoons (R350 for a set of six) and Open Heart Teaspoons (R220 for a set of four). 

For me, decadence is eating that oh so lovely dark moist chocolate cake with a gorgeous cake fork. The heart shaped ends make me feel like I am lost in a world of whimsy and pretty. 

So the next time you feel like prettying up your life – set your table using your best crockery, cutlery and linen and celebrate life!

If you enjoyed this article, read The resurgence of the blue and white delft look and for more inspiration, visit The Pickled Fish at www.thepickledfish.co.za