With warmer weather comes plenty of opportunities to spend more time in your garden, and when there’s blue skies with the sun shining bright and a gentle breeze, it’s the ideal time for an afternoon tea.
You could hop on a train and go to a fancy café or restaurant, but with White Stores an afternoon tea is a matter of moments away. You can recreate the laughter and fun in the comfort of your own home, and if you bring the cakes, we’ll bring the garden furniture.
The World Is Your Oyster
We have a wide range of rattan garden furniture, and we think one of the best collections for an afternoon tea is the Oyster range.
The Oyster range is a luxurious collection which has our 15mm Duracore wide weave with rod detailing and a rod weave finish on the arms. This not only makes the furniture feel premium, but it also ensures that it remains durable.
This range is perfect for traditional garden spaces, which we think suits an afternoon tea setting. This collection includes a variety of options, including an armchair set, a two-seater sofa, and an eight-seat dining set.
In our opinion, the stand-out set for an afternoon tea is the casual dining range which features a corner sofa set with a rising table. This set showcases our incredibly comfortable and cushioned left- and right-hand sofa pieces, and a modular middle piece, giving you the flexibility to change your layout. It comes with three footstools to accommodate other guests, so everyone can have a slice of cake.
The rising table is its star feature, with its low coffee table setting perfect for laying out an assortment of sandwiches, cakes, and beverages for people to enjoy. It gives you the choice of switching to casual dining if you do decide to dine al fresco.
You’re not just limited to the Oyster range, as other alternatives include our Classic and Heritage ranges, with the Cambridge and Ciara collections not just offering casual dining sets with a rising table, but also with an extending table.
These tables extend by pulling out the secondary table from underneath the original and their 5mm tempered glass tops provide enough surface space for all the sweet and savoury snacks imaginable! The safety glass gives you peace of mind and it’s easy to clean if any wine or fizz is spilt.
if you bring the cakes,
we’ll bring the garden furniture.
You Spin Me Right Round
Another excellent choice for hosting an afternoon tea in the garden is a Lazy Susan, and no, we’re not talking about your friend Susan from the rotary club. These are great for sharing the food and drink with ease, as you don’t have to worry about people reaching and knocking over a tower of ham sandwiches or cheese.
All it takes is a gentle spin and voila, before you know it, the food is yours! Made from rattan and glass materials, our Lazy Susan’s are not only weatherproof, but they’re also family friendly and suitable for many guests.
You have the choice of an ice bucket centre to keep your Prosecco and soft drinks ice cold, and there’s also the choice of a parasol hole.
If you’re sitting out in the garden and want to have a fully-fledged experience, then a parasol is handy as it’ll keep you cool and protect you from harmful UV rays. Our Antigua collection will fit nicely in a parasol hole and its square ribbed support, sleek aluminium frame and 200gsm canopy make it an excellent choice.
We also have our cantilever range which are just as easy to set-up and give you the coverage needed, especially for tables without a parasol hole, such as firepits, or larger casual dining sets.
You Can Never Have Enough Cushions
While our garden furniture collections are exceptionally comfy, we understand that you can never have enough comfort. That’s why we sell scatter cushions which are wonderful for adding that finishing touch to your furniture.
They’ll give you that extra support and can even help the little ones sit a bit higher as they munch. Our cushions can withstand a light shower, as their fillings are made from a high-quality shower resistant fibre filling, however we don’t recommend that they’re left outside in the rain or all year round.
They come in a range of sizes and styles, including plain and stripes, giving you enough choice to mix and match.
We also sell storage boxes for your cushions, which comes in our Classic or Heritage weave, with the added option of an aluminium storage box, too.
Our Nova Outdoor Living garden furniture was created with the aspiration of making occasions come to life, so why not live out your afternoon tea fantasy? Explore one of our showrooms or our website to get started, but you’ll have to provide your own cakes!