They, being fire and wine, go together so perfectly well in winter don’t they? Throw in some friends, nibbles, beanies, blankets and some tunes and you have the perfect Sunday arvo. Well, that’s what we’ll be hoping for this weekend anyways! Hubs has invited some tri (as in triathlon) friends over for a vino or two post massive Sunday training sesh for recovery of the anti-oxidant kind 😉 I’m slightly concerned as he doesn’t worry about the details…like seating and wine glasses (which have seemingly all been smashed over the past year or so leaving us with half a dozen, random mismatched glasses) and food, so I’m hurriedly shopping around for the most aesthetically (and pocket) pleasing choices.Also slightly concerned the house may take off in the tornado that is currently occurring outside. But back to the superficial concerns!
Setting the scene…first step, gather the bits and pieces you need to set the scene. Think fire/heat source, seating, lighting and warmth factors.
- Cotton On Poma Beanie $5 (sale) a huge array of colours available, grab a few to have on hand next time friends pop by & it starts to get chilly outside
- Rubi Blanket Cape $10 (sale) a blanket you can wear, keeps you warm and is somewhat stylish 😉
- Blank Tassel Detail Oversized Blanket Scarf $38 keep your top half warm with this scarf & grab a throw for your legs
- River Island Zipped Rib Neck Blanket Cape $22 (sale) maybe hide this one from your guests and keep it for yourself
- Typo Large Wire Basket in rose gold $34.99, stash all your beanies & blankets in here to take out for guests as needed
- Oasis Bench Seat with Planter Boxes $45 use the ends as suggested, or as storage…or line them, fill with ice & chill your wine in them!!
- Havana Rattan Chair $49 gorgeous style & can be dressed with a cushion & blanket
- Cage String Lights (10) $15 love these strung around for when the light starts to fade
- Waffle Throw in Natural $14, grab a few of these & some cheaper polar fleece options as backups
- Nixon Blaster Portable Wireless Speaker $95 (half price) pop some background music on to set the scene
- Bailey Cushion Cover $13.95 cute, neutral colours that will blend well with everything we already have & I’m looking at getting
So now we’ve set the scene. We’ve got a heat source sorted, have organised extra seating, music, blankets and beanies to keep everyone toasty warm. What’s next? That would be the food and wine…stay tuned!