Summer Gifting

The summer months are almost here, bringing a calendar of weddings, garden parties and al fresco events. With each occasion comes the opportunity for thoughtful gifting, and we’ve selected our favourite items for summer celebrations.


If the couple don’t have a set wedding list, you can be considered and creative with your chosen gift. Buy a selection of starter ceramics or team up with other guests to buy the complete set. Dress their table or bed in beautiful linens – a luxurious treat that they will appreciate time and again. Find a handmade gift with a rich heritage to celebrate their nuptials.

Our ceramics from Barton Croft are so beautiful they feel like a luxurious treat at the table, but sturdy enough to enjoy every day. The Sunrise Pink shade is subtle and complements all tablescapes, with a weighty clay design feeling so refined. We have serving bowls and smaller bowls, side plates, dinner plates and mugs – all thoughtful treats for the married pair.

Soft linen bedding with pretty shell buttons in a dusky rose shade, ready to dress their bed after the wedding celebrations. Our bed linen is made in a small family workshop in Lithuania and the natural fabric retains warmth in the winter and keeps cool in summer. We can’t think of a more fitting gift for a wedding!

set of two everyday bowls in a plaster pink, part of a dinnerware range, made by barton croft for sorbet living

Every home needs an elegant tablecloth, and our Candy Stripe is made to order from a Cornish Atelier – a lovely sentiment for wedding gifting. Also available in Mint Stripe, gift one to the happy couple and they will enjoy it for years to come (these tablecloths gain a gorgeous grandeur as they age). We also have matching linen napkins  with a sweet embroidered trim, available in white or pink.



A cake platter to display the sweet showstopper! Our minimalist cake stand in pale rose is handmade in Cornwall so no two are the same. Finish with our Milk Celebration Candles, a tall slender style that look fabulous atop cakes of all styles and sizes.


For grazing: Grazing plates lend themselves well to birthday picnics, and our Porcelain Mint Oval Platter from Ist London is the ideal size for savoury or sweet selections. It also makes a beautiful centrepiece on a summer tablescape.


If you’re hosting a birthday garden party our striped cushions make a pretty backdrop, and a spot to sit down in the sunshine. Like our tablecloths they come in Peony or Mint Candy Stripe; mix or match for a pastel theme.

the essence of summer, a candy stripe frilled cushion in peony with a mint piped edge, handmade exclusively in Cornwall for sorbet living

Visit the Gifts section of our website for more inspiration.

by Amy Tarrant