The Wimbledon tennis championship really is the epitome of the Great British summer. Conjuring up images of hot sunshine beaming down on the immaculate green lawn of centre court, white t-shirts and fans celebrating together on Henman Hill, it is an event steeped in history and tradition. This isn’t surprising - the very first championship was held at Wimbledon in 1877! However, you don’t need an expensive ticket to the grounds at SW19 to enjoy all these rich summer traditions. We’re here to share how you can revel in the Wimbledon spirit over the next fortnight.
The first thing that many of us think of when we hear the word Wimbledon is bowls of beautiful British strawberries and cream. There’s nothing better than locally grown, hand-picked strawberries served with lashings of cream. Our Bella Perle dessert bowls are the perfect way for you to serve up your own dishes of fresh fruit, sorbet or scoops of your favourite ice cream. Featuring their iconic beaded edges, they are the perfect match for Wimbledon fortnight. Alternatively, dish up your fruit in our vintage style ice cream bowls.
Wash down your dessert with a glass of refreshing Pimms – the classic drink of the Great British summertime – or your other favourite fruit cocktail. Impress the guests at your alfresco meal or picnic by serving this up in our Soliel glass pitcher jug, which features a large embossed sun design that is perfect for the season and is sure to chase away the clouds. Then, sit back and relax as you sip your drinks from a beautiful highball tumbler. Try our classically elegant Celia glass tall tumblers… just add a paper umbrella for that extra dash of summer spirit.
Hosting your own party on the lawn is the perfect way to replicate the Wimbledon spirit at home. And, best of all, you can do this in a style and comfort that would make those at the Championships envious. Our cream plaid cushion will add a luxurious and welcome comfort to your garden, patio or conservatory chairs, and is perfectly paired with our Highland plaid scatter cushion for the complete classic British country look.
So, raise a glass to all the players at Wimbledon this year as you sit back and enjoy the British summer in style. And no matter who wins in the finals, it’ll be game, set and match to you.
What are you doing to celebrate Wimbledon fortnight? We’d love to hear about your garden parties, picnics and days off relaxing on the lawn. Share your stories with us via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.