If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…the people who give you their food give you their heart.
There is something very special about sharing food with friends, and I am so appreciative of those who invite us to their table.
I enjoy a comfortable setting that invites with its simplicity,
one that is warmed by flowers, perhaps from the garden, and candlelight.
I appreciate the effort that goes into the food preparation, but no matter what is served what I enjoy most is the time with friends, the laughter and stories we share.
We will gather round this table again though in a different house. The space may be different, but one thing that won’t change are the friends who give with their heart.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind
22 thoughts on “Food: A Gift”
You are so right…love “breaking bread” with friends….a special gift….love that dining room!
Your pictures look so welcoming and homey. That may not be a word. I, however am intrigued by your weaving and have to return when I have more time to spend.
Food and friendship around any table is memorable.
True, I’m sorry we didn’t have more opportunity.
Perhaps there will be another time. 🙂
You are so right. The gift of oneself is more valuable than anything, particularly as you get older. I am trying to teach this to my kids before I become too infirm and forget. 😉
Your table looks very inviting, I would be happy to share a meal there! Thanks for your visit too!!
Yes, it’s the time with friends that matters most! I love the navy and white, and the simplicity of the check is so warm and cheerful.
I love this post and love to eat with friends!
That is so true, the friendships developed over a meal can be lasting.
Love, love, love your table and the message of your post today! A blue and white combination is probably my favorite tablescaping design. It never disappoints and can be used for simple dining or more elegant meals. Bravo for sharing this space.
Rosie @ The Magic Hutch
Beautiful table, beautiful thoughts, beautiful words-
The simplicity of the table is what is so beautiful…and of course, blue and white have a lot to do with it, too!
Totally with you Linda.. I just adore having my 8 seater occupied.. its like the table and chairs come alive! I wish one day you can sit at my table.. x thanks for this great post.. x j
Linda, I agree! Beautiful setting!
I couldn’t agree more, breaking bread with friends….a beautiful thing.
Looks lovely and so welcoming. Happy New Year to you. 🙂
It is such a treat to share meals in someone else’s home. Thank you for being a part of my blog life.
Lovely home! This is what I always envisioned as the way I would entertain. However, my friends either do not show up for dinner or bring a list of foods they’ve decided they aren’t going to eat anymore because of something they’ve read or seen on television. It isn’t a true dietary reason; it’s just the latest fad. I’ve just thrown in the towel and given up until I get a better group of friends.
My list of friends’ food requirements is growing, and sometimes it does complicate meal planning.
Great message and so true! Happy New Year!