Gathering means more to us now than ever. Seeing people around our table is important, and we’ve all missed it.
While we continue to navigate the “when and how” of reuniting, spring is a natural time to bring people together. Maybe we aren’t having big garden parties yet, but there is no reason you can’t create one inside around your table in a smaller, more intimate fashion. It’s easily achievable.
Think bright colors for your flowers arranged in whimsical terracotta pots, tucking in moss around the base to give the appearance of your outside garden having been shuffled into your home from the patio. Bring out your beautiful china plates, or maybe go and treat yourself to a new set.
Bright green flecked plates grace the table here with beautiful emerald-green glassware, and taper candles in a calm sage hue help set the scene and mood. Fresh bread with dipping sauces, olives and scattered fruit also give an organic feel to the table. Vintage monogrammed linens are draped over the chairs, and apple tarts are set atop cake stands to remind diners to save room for dessert.
Crowding the table with all these beautiful things creates a feeling of closeness, no matter how many guests are around the table. Keep entertaining and gathering in the most responsible ways … and linger a little longer with those around you.
Plates, serving pieces, glasses, terracotta pots and candlestick holders all courtesy of Fanny Bolen Interiors.