Secrets Revealed

For me, nothing is a greater gift than being invited to someone’s home for dinner.  It is a treat not only because of the companionship and yummy food but because the table always tells me something about the host.

This one is no exception starting with the table linens, all hand stitched by a loved German grandmother, that communicate a fondness for tradition and family heirlooms.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe simplicity of the linens is complemented by the accompanying accessories, small vases of flowers

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand candlesticks filled with seaglass that the hostess collected on walks along the shore. That tells me she pays attention to what is around her.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe wooden chargers are indicative of an appreciation for handcrafted items

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand dishes of different colors show an artistic flair.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPut it all together and there is a table that not only has character but is warm and inviting.

Next time you go to dinner at a friend’s home, pay attention to the details and see what you learn that may be new. There might be a surprise in store.

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Tablescape Thursday

12 thoughts on “Secrets Revealed

  1. I think you are so right. I had dinner at a friend’s house recently and wished I had asked to make photos. It was a lovely table.
    I agree with Pam your friend’s table reminds me of your artistic flair.

    1. I am so glad most of my friends don’t mind if I take photos because they do some great work.

  2. What an unusual and beautiful table!

  3. Lovely details and you are right, we often should pay more attention to the tiny things and maybe would learn more about the people we spend our time with!

  4. A warm and inviting table. Love the Rudbeckias.

  5. Very nice observations. It’s nice to know someone pays attention when the table is thoughtfully set…

  6. Linda, your friend’s table reminds me of your thoughtful tablesettings! Texture and color, beautiful linens!

  7. So beautiful…and you are right, a table setting tells so much about the person in the home…usually so very warm, friendly and inviting….your friend’s table is just that…and I can sense a bit of sentimental mixed in!

  8. Such a joy knowing the hostess put effort into making it a special meal with the little touches.

    1. I should have taken pictures of the meal which was equally special.

  9. Now this is one special table. Love the colors and all the little touches. Thanks for sharing it.

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