Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Emily: Friends over

Last night my dear friend came over to sup with his new fiance. She is a wonderful addition to both his and my life, and I am so happy that they have found one another.

So happy, in fact, that I got all excited and set the table with my very best linens, which were gifts from Mackenzie of Site Design and Alberto and Mercedes from Etos way back when we were all studying at NYSID and napkin rings made for me by my little sister, who is now an art student at Tyler.

Using the beautiful things we own not only connects us to the time and place when we acquired them, but creates a sense of meaningfulness for the present moment. Setting the table for much anticipated guests is not about displaying what you own but instead creating a space worth lingering in. These beautiful things tell them "you are special, enjoy yourself."


tippytay said...

what a beautiful table and such beautiful words

Le Owner said...

So nice. I miss our dinners together....I've been thinking about investing in china and real dishes. I'm totally getting old.

Lorelle said...

It really was a lovely table, and know what? It did make us feel special! Thank you so much for having us over, for the fantastic hospitality and dinner, and for the shout-out. xoxoxo-L