‘Tis the season for entertaining and as a woman decorating her formal dining room (new update next week, we have curtains!), hosting a gathering has been on my mind a lot. In fact, I’ve been reading At Home with Madame Chis: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life by Jennifer L. Scott. So it isn’t just hosting but things that make me want to do more at home, stay more at home and not in the way that I do now as a homebody, but as someone who loves her space. Life is surely different now that I make it a point to light candles and buy fresh flowers at the local grocer to simply do laundry. But in a bigger way, I am exciting to share this home that I love. Here are a few things I’ve made a point of having in my home to make entertaining in this new dining area, whether it is a formal dinner for two, or a casual setting with handful of friends.
In my new dining space I plan:
To have serving platters that aren’t a set as long as they are beautiful individually. To have linen napkins and bold rings to match, the kind no one dares wipe their hands with until you say, “it’s a dinner party for Christ’s sake!”. To toast at any opportunity and to drink anything from a champagne glass whether it’s just water or sparkling sake from Social Enjoyments. Accessories for a bar cart or bar shelves just because they are pretty. And music, fresh flowers and smiles because obviously…life should be simply that grand.