The garden is most beautiful at midsummer, especially if it is not raining. Holding a party in green surroundings creates a very special atmosphere. Bright, warm summer nights, barbecue, birds singing, flowers and fragrances. For me it is balm for the soul. I love to set beautiful tables. To find beautiful, fun and colorful things in flea markets, boot markets and charity shops. Putting shapes and colors together is fun and inspiring. The kind of game I never get tired of. My Midsummer table is covered with recycling findings. The table is covered with floral Aluminia plates. The plates are produced in the period 1930-1969. Aluminia was a Danish earthenware factory that existed in the period 1863-1969. Aluminia bought the Royal Copenhagen factory in 1882, but the line Aluminia was absorbed in 1969 by Royal Copenhagen. Aluminia, in the period 1930-1969, produced an impressive range of tableware, coffee/tea service, lunch service, children’s service and household objects.

In the front Green Aluminia Frederiksborg plate, to the right dish from the service named Kirsten.

The cutlery was designed by Jens H. Quistgaard and is called Star. According to Piet Hein, Quistgaard was the only Dane to become world-famous abroad and totally unknown in Denmark. J.H. Quistgaard is one of my favorite Danish designers with a design language that is great ;0) If you don’t know Quistgaard, you may still know some of his designs. Who does not have the little shark fin can open from Raadvad lying in the kitchen drawer? Or the 60s world-famous dinnerware named ‘Relief’.

The glasses on the table are a beautiful blend of colors and shapes.

Blue Bohemian Crystal carafe.

The tablecloth is old, and hand embroidered in flat stitch, and bought in a charity shop.

The floral bouquet consists of the Rose ‘Helene Lykkefund’, Jasmine, elderflower and chervil.

Rose Helene Lykkefund

The blue Bohemian crystal carafe found at Aarhus Klunserne. Bohemian crystal is a strong calcareous glass with a potash developed in Bohemia in 1683 by Michael Müller. The term bohemian crystal has since been used for highly cut glassware.

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