Tag: #dining at home

A very, merry — and green — Christmas!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The sights and scents and sounds of Christmas are upon us. This definitely is the most wonderful – and busiest – time of the year. We are enjoying a traditional Christmas at the gallery. We love greenery and wreaths. We love the sparkle of crystal, Mercury glass, and ornaments. We love simple, elegant table settings. At […]

Using the classic French epergne as a centerpiece for the dining table

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Even the most simple table setting can transform an ordinary meal into a memorable occasion. Here, we are emphasizing sparkle rather than color: The silver and the cut crystal catch shimmers of light that add atmosphere. Set plain white china on lace placemats; add a salad plate with a floral motif and a plain white […]

Red, white, blue — and you!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

We love blue and white. We love tulips. We love combining the two to create a festive tablescape. Blue and white porcelain first was seen in the days of the early Chinese emperors, who showed a deep appreciation for objects of beauty. The discovery that an abundant plant produced the blue color capable of permanently […]

Enjoy a meal, a la French Country

Friday, January 20th, 2012

One of the reasons we love French Country style so much is due to its casual elegance. Nothing looks or feels like it’s brand new, even if it just came off a showroom floor. It’s comfortable, and it’s anything but fussy. That’s why a French Country dining room works so well. You and your guests […]