Whilst wandering around the High Street today in the dismal May weather I stumbled across this cheerful picnicware. Adorned with pineapples, flamingoes, palm trees and seahorses, I found it could brighten up the dullest days.

M&S plates

Seahorses, flamingoes and palm trees

Alongside it was this unusual Antique Floral Drink Dispenser with matching glasses which I was particularly taken with.  It transported my thoughts back to those lovely, long, hot days that we enjoyed last year and made realise that summer is just around the corner.

Drinks dispenser

Antique Floral Drink Dispenser & Glasses

The combination of the Tropical Floral plates, bowls and tumblers with the Antique Floral Glassware makes the perfect table setting for alfresco entertaining. Even on the rainiest days this dishwasher safe range of acrylic glassware and melamine place settings is elegant enough to grace the grandest of dining tables.

M&S Picnicware

Indoor picnic

The pretty palate of blancmange pink dessert bowls, lime green side plates, and muted turquoise dinner plates, really does make it good enough to eat off.  So don’t let the downpour put a damper on your dinner party as this range of stylish and practical picnicware really will bring the sunshine indoors.

For details of the full range visit  http://www.marksandspencer.com/l/home-and-furniture/picnicware .