For me, this time of year makes my comfort food yearnings kick in. Savory stews, slow-roasted platters and earthy, satisfying vegetarian treats like stuffed mushrooms.
I find myself wanting to change up my table as well. I love treating my family to comforting, richly-textured tableware that's a reflection of the season. Of course, my secret trick is to splurge on a few choice pieces of dinnerware then do a mix and match - finished off with some herbs and other garden table top finishes.
Whether you are feeling like a splurge with full matching sets of plates, coffee mugs, bowls, salad plates and more - or simply want a little change of pace to liven up your table, this is the season.
At Rustica, we take the idea of a "splurge" just a little farther than typical chain stores. All of our tableware collections are uniquely original - artisan, handcrafted, both old-world and amazingly contemporary at the same time.
Whether you love the timeless cream and charcoal hand-thrown simplicity of our Minoan Collection (hand made by a family studio on the island of Crete, Greece) or the vibrant hues of our classic Talavera Mexican pottery line (also hand-created by a family artisan studio), you will know your selected pieces are unique.
You'll also feel wonderful knowing you are serving up a helping of heritage support with every purchase. Your Rustica treasure helps support original artisan craft.
Happy Fall and here is to blessings and family togetherness during these unprecedented times.
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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf.
While there is no end to the personality of a well-heeled table, there is something to be said for the elegant simplicity of the under-stated table.
New Year Reflections: Loved Ones Around the Table
Take this day, this month and the new year to reflect with gratitude on the blessings small and large which have come your way. For so many that are in loss, may peace be upon you as you move forward with memories and love. Some of our loved ones get to be around our table this year, and some reside in our hearts.