Setting the Table

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As something of a table setting connoisseur, this picture of a French Country table crystallizes some of my most fondly held beliefs of how a dining table setting should be designed. The reclaimed wood is so lovely to look at and touch that it requires no placemats or tablecloths. The style is simple and unpretentious yet manages to be sophisticated and elegant as well. The profusion of multi-colored flowers helps. As does the fruit, and the ornate yet distressed silverware.

Sometimes style is about the easy naturalness and artistry of ordinary objects, placed together to create a mood. To me this mood is all about the sensual pleasure of dining, preferably in the open air, preferably on a blissful summer night.

To check out a previous post about one of my dinner parties, featuring a more formal table setting, click here.

 

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