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The Art of the Atmospheric Table

January 24, 2021

The Art of the Atmospheric Table

 “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”  – Virginia Woolf.

Ahhh, Ms. Woolf. Not only one of the seminal writers of this century - someone who understood the importance of dining well. And, while delicious food can certainly stand on its own, why not elevate the moment with a tabletop mood to match?

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, finished in clean lines and warmed by the glow of a candle.

With a sophisticated focus on monochrome color, the repast served is given its due with a culinary stage for a delicious first act and final, gustatory encore.

The beauty of the simple table resides in it's clean lines.  Serving pieces can be modest and manufactured, or stunningly one-of-a-kind, such as the piece we've highlighted here.  From our Rustica Gift & Pottery Minoan Collection, this Curved Bowl in Cream is a stunning result of over thirty centuries of authentic, artisan pottery making from the island of Crete in Greece.  Hand-created by a family studio, it uses techniques and design from the early Cycladic and Minoan cultures.

Whether you use a hand-crafted piece of history or a simple plate from your cupboard, an eye to simplicity, lighting and comfort will elevate your beautiful meal into an even more unforgettable repast.  Then, as Ms. Woolf so eloquently states, you are sure to eat well, think well, sleep well and love well.


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