Blue Dahlia Jewel Collection

Blue Dahlia Jewel Collection

Indigo blue was one of the first dyes used for block printing. Dating as far back as the 8th century, the indigo plants turns yellow in water but blue when exposed to the air. After the Jaipur pinks of my first collection, I wanted to try blue (and my three-year old requested it!).
Chhavi Niwas Blue Room at City Palace Jaipur

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Blue Dahlias

Jaipur is known for its pinks: from the terracotta of the old city walls to the fuchsia of its bougainvillea. But the blue murals live on in my memory: there is the rich cobalt of the Chhavi Niwas in the City Palace or the cerulean floral wall paintings in the Durbar Hall of Samode Palace.

Reimagining my dahlia drawings in this deep blue gives the block print a romantic take perfect for long winter nights. It is also decidedly practical; lots of you requested a dark-coloured tablecloth more resilient to stains. That said, I had to add some flair! There is a 6-inch ruffle all through the hem. I love this photo of it being sewn in Jaipur by the tailor, Mohan.

Blue tablecloth at tailor in Jaipur, India
Table with blue blockprinted tablecloth dahlia jewel by Rosanna Falconer
£85.00
SizeRound 220cm

A blue block-printed tablecloth with dahlias blooming across the cotton fabric. Rosanna was inspired by the cobalt blues of Jaipur's Chhavi Niwas in City Palace and the iconic Bar Palladio. The dark blue is a practical choice but there is still a flourish of fun: the 6 inch ruffle skirt at the hem!

Printed by hand, no two tablecloths are ever quite the same. Block printing is a technique handed down from generation to generation, whether it is the deft, delicate touch required to carve the motifs from teak or pear wood, or the light, exact tap used to stamp onto fabric.

Matching napkins available.

Pictured:
220cm diameter round

Sold in three sizes:
170cm x 270cm
180cm x 350cm
220cm diameter round

Machine wash cold on a gentle cycle. Do not bleach. For air drying, please avoid direct sunlight. To tumble drying, please use a low heat. The product can be ironed on a low setting and dry cleaned.Full care guidelines here.

100% Indian cotton



Rosanna Falconer sits in blue dining room

I love to go monochrome with a table, in this case, simply bringing out the blue and white from the print. What a place to begin in this blue dining room! It belongs to my friend Kinvara Law who also designed by engagement ring. Her bespoke jewellery designs are as stylish as her home.

This is a round table so the centrepiece was a little smaller with taper candles towering over bud vases. I adore these handmade ceramic designs by my friend Deborah Brett in her signature bubble glaze. I filled them with the very last of this autumn's dahlias mixed in with delphiniums and foliage.

£20.00
A pair of napkins in the blue Dahlia Jewel print. Hand block-printed dahlias bloom across a deep blue base. Rosanna drew this design based on those she grew on her terrace in Jaipur as well as the Jowey Winnie pom pom dahlia that she loves to arrange in the autumn back in London. Finished with a blue scalloped trim.

The design is stamped by hand onto Indian cotton using the ancient technique of block printing, for which Jaipur is famed. It is a craft that has been handed down from generation to generation. No two napkins will be quite the same due to the hand-technique used. 


Sold as a pair. The price stated is for 2 napkins.

Napkin size: 43cm x 43cm

Machine wash cold on a gentle cycle. Do not bleach. For air drying, please avoid direct sunlight. To tumble drying, please use a low heat. The product can be ironed on a low setting and dry cleaned.Full care guidelines here.

100% Indian cotton



A menu with lots of autumnal, seasonal ingredients. I always love Meera Sodha's recipe for zesty, crunchy Jaipur Slaw. Such a good side dish.

Blue dahlia calligraphy menu

Finally, I need to share this Chocolate Meringue Mousse Cake recipe! It's like the iconic Chocolate Nemesis Cake but much quicker and easier. And even with the shortcuts, it still melts in the mouth.

Chocolate meringue mousse cake

Credits

Photography: Georgia Meramo
Vases and serving platter: DB Ceramic
Taper candles: Candle Flair
Dress: Beulah

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Blue Block Printed Dahlia Jewel Tablecloth
Table with blue blockprinted tablecloth dahlia jewel by Rosanna Falconer

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All customers will receive a menu card printed with Rosanna's Jaipur Bloom design.

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