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RESOURCES: Use code SOUTHERN2O for 20% off your order from Flying Sheep Country (paid partnership)!
- Tablecloth: Flying Sheep Country, Garden & Vine Tablecloth (on sale!)
- Napkins: Flying Sheep Country, Garden & Vine Napkins (on sale!)
- Napkin Rings: Flying Sheep Country, Jeweled Frog Napkin Rings
- Placemats: Flying Sheep Country, Bianca Placemats (Green)
- Place Cards: Flying Sheep Country, Garden & Vine Place Cards
- Dinner Plates: Bordallo Pinheiro
- Salad Plates: Bordallo Pinheiro (similar here)
- Flatware: Lenox, Malmo Flatware Set
- Water Glasses: old Home with Hechart (similar here)
- Green Goblets: old Williams Sonoma (similar here, here, and here)
- Florals: LMA Designs
- Painted Cheese & Macarons: Flour & Flora
- Calligraphy: Kate Fabling
- Wicker Folding Chairs: Home Depot
One of my favorite parts about Mrs. Southern Social is finding and introducing y’all to new brands, and have I got a fabulous treat for y’all today! Flying Sheep Country (paid partnership) is a new tabletop company that just launched this spring and I pretty much want everything they sell. I had the opportunity to play around with their beautiful linens and tabletop accessories to style this shoot, and was very impressed with the quality and versatility. They’re kindly offering us a 20% discount with the code SOUTHERN20 and I’m thrilled because this brand resonates so well with Mrs. Southern Social. Get those credit cards ready…you’re going to love these pieces.
Flying Sheep Country is the brainchild of sisters Hilary and Justine Maitland. Why “Flying Sheep Country”? Growing up they split time between the US and UK, and the name is inspired by all of the sheep along the Cotswolds country roads where they enjoyed family drives. A trip to Daylesford Farm in Gloucestershire (a fab Insta follow, by the way) inspired them to one day own a home décor store. I just love that origin story!
The brand offers a wonderful selection of block print linens and coordinating accessories, all designed to mix and match. They also have beautiful embroidered pieces including the Bianca placemats I used on this table, as well as Swiss linens with embroidered motifs. They offer items a la carte or bundled into “Hostess Sets,” a brilliant concept that allows you to buy full table settings for 4 or 6. I think these make fantastic gifts, especially if you want to go in with several friends for a special birthday, holiday, or bridal shower present. Speaking of, they’ve recently introduced block print sarongs and wine bags, both of which make great hostess gifts.
When it came to selecting the linens for this table, I fell in love with the Garden & Vine collection (most of it’s on sale now and you can use code “SOUTHERN20” to get an even more amazing price). It’s just so unabashedly pretty! I decided to style this table on my porch, and there’s something about the contrast of the natural stone and wicker with the uber-feminine accents that I think is really striking. Some of my favorite details are the frog napkin rings which add a fun bit of whimsy, and the beautiful watercolor motifs on the place cards. There’s a design on the front AND back of the card, so the person sitting across from you can enjoy the view. So clever! I get a lot of questions about styling baby showers, and I think this setup would be gorgeous to celebrate the arrival of a baby girl. I also love the Up Country motif, and the Merrill print is a sophisticated combination of both pink and blue tones. When it comes to a baby shower, I tend to steer clear of things that read too saccharine; these linens would be a perfect, elegant choice.
Let’s move on to some of the other décor elements. Can we talk about this PAINTED CHEESE?! I first teamed up with Flour & Flora for this year’s Easter table. Owner Jackie O’Bosky does the most amazing (and edible!) painted designs on cookies, donuts, and macarons (she ships macarons within the US; info on her website). For a new twist, she painted cheese for this shoot and I’m obsessed. Y’all, this might be the most “Mrs. Southern Social” thing ever…it’s the bougiest of bougie cheese boards! She also painted coordinating macarons that echo the motifs in my linens. Sublime.
The florals are from the always-incredible LMA Designs (they also did my July 4th blooms). Lauren is the most talented wedding florist; if you’re getting married in the Nashville area, do yourself a favor and get in touch with her! Non-brides can get in on the magic, as well, with pickup/delivery arrangements and her monthly floral subscription. While I often style flowers myself, I felt that these linens deserved a special centerpiece. Orchids, peonies, ranunculus…need I say more? One quick note on these gorgeous marble vases. If you’re using a florist, always ask what vase options they have beyond the usual clear glass. Typically the selection is great and you’ll find something new and different.
As much as I love my blue and white, it was really fun to change it up a bit with all the pretty pinks and greens. It IS summer, after all, and these colors put me in the sunniest frame of mind. I can’t believe it’s already mid-July, but fear not! I have a lot more content coming your way that celebrates these long, blissful days. In the meantime, don’t forget that Flying Sheep Country discount (SOUTHERN20), and have a fantastic week!