It gives me pleasure to share a meal at a friend’s home. I always enjoy the camaraderie and the meal, but there’s more. Shared meals provide opportunity to become better acquainted with a person’s personality and creativity.
With this friend, a shared meal will have a theme. This night it had a Spanish flair from start to finish. I so appreciate the thought she puts into planning, and something tells me that is characteristic of her other endeavors.
None of her tables are ever carelessly set. Flowers of whatever season are always present, and there is a playfulness in their presentation providing yet another insight to the friend.
Her use of different pitchers as containers for the flowers hinted at creativity. Using the pitchers especially appealed to me as I have a thing for them. (Note to self: use mine on a table.)
There is nothing fancy about the table setting which ensured that everyone felt comfortable.
The simplicity confirms my impression that this friend is unpretentious, comfortable with who she is and enjoys sharing with friends. She does that very well.
Writing this makes me wonder what my tables communicate. How about you? What do your tables say that would help someone know you better?