Once a year we make a big effort when setting a table, that is at Christmas. This makes the Christmas table cloth an unmissable basis. A Christmas tablecloth is an instant atmosphere maker, not only because of the color, but the fabric also determines the atmosphere! Continue reading
Everyone is familiar with the trend, using natural materials within our home interior. In our last blog post ‘Maison et object’ we wrote about using this trend for table decoration. We highlighted the attention to handwork and the desire to surround ourselves with pure materials from nature and the countryside. However, whats new is the frequent use of leather! Not just the usual leather sofa or chair. For instance, take a look at Arte with a beautiful wallpaper made of leather in the collection. Then this leather patchwork rug it’s a real eye catcher. JP Walker even makes leather kitchens, creating a very exclusive, trendy look with a soft touch.
Finally, after 2 years, we were able to go to Maison et Object. The most fantastic exhibition when it comes to table decoration, and, a great reason to go to my beloved France. I get so much energy from a day at such an exhibition, from all the people and all the beautiful table decorations for the home. Purchasing is a little tricky this year compared to previous years. Besides the obvious price inflation (due to raw material and transport costs rising) there has also been fewer products developed. Less stock is being produced and that causes longer delivery times. All this aside, we have managed to find a few jewels at the exhibition.
Cottona has been around already for a good 10 years. From day one we have been making table linen from cotton and from linen, beautiful natural materials that will always have the lead role in our collection. In recent year, we have had many enquiries and demand for a good quality polyester tablecloth, due to the great practical properties. Polyester lasts a long time, its easy to iron and it is resistant to sunlight. Continue reading
Outdoor materials are different compared to cotton or linen, I see often, by home decoration advise on TV, in magazines or online, the most beautiful linen tablecloths on the garden table.
I only ask myself, what do these tablecloths look like after a hot sunny summer? Sunlight and linen or cotton materials are not a good combination. Cotton and linen bleach and fade quickly in the sun. This is why, since the start of Cottona, we have had a good quality outdoor collection, for your garden table, that can withstand the European summers.
In the Netherlands a spring festival is still relatively unknown, but our southern neighbors are big fans of it, as are we. This spring we are covering the spring table with a Terracotta tablecloth. The spring festival is a celebration for children between the ages of 6 and 12. It is used as a substitute for the communion. An intimate party, a party with meaning and a moment of reflection. Continue reading