“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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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.
Fall is approaching. There's a tinge in the morning air and the leaves will be arrayed in vibrant color soon. All of this seasonal change calls for delicious comfort food and equally delectable artisan handcrafted dinnerware.