I am always so inspired by Thanksgiving celebrations. Being British, I never grew up with the tradition of Thanksgiving. But I always loved the concept. You get to bring the family together before the crazy rush of the end of year and share traditions and most importantly, a good meal.
This is certainly a time of year when we enjoy entertaining. Al fresco dining is now finished until next year. With the lower temperatures, we are lighting fires inside and dining in front of the fireplace, with flames crackling and lending a warm glow to the room.
With any good meal, comes a beautiful table. Laying a table is all about saying, “Welcome, we are glad you are here. Sit down, make yourself comfortable, we have a lovely meal to eat and plenty of time to enjoy it.”
I put together these photos using items that are currently in the MFCH Boutique. As you may know we carry a mix of old and new products from France, because that is how most French homes are curated, with a careful balance between antique and new.
I’d love to know how you decorate your holiday tables, be it for a cosy dinner for four with just a couple of friends, or a long busy family table with dishes being passed in all directions. Do you place candles on the table, or do you prefer lights around the rooms? Do you serve each plate individually and bring it to the table, or are their larger dishes in the centre that everyone is served from?
This fall we’ll be starting a new series of tablescape videos, during which I’ll visit other people, and talk with them about how they lay their tables and how they entertain. I’ll film in chateaux, in small country cottages and many places in between, and I can hardly wait to bring you the first edition in November.
And if you are intereted in any of the items on ths table, just click here to see our Thanksgiving Table collection