I love my formal dining table and setting it for dinners is always fun, however, sometimes, when we are just entertaining another couple, that table is really just too big. I always think about the old movies where there was long, formal dining table and a couple was sitting at opposite sides, being waited on by formal servants who are summoned by a bell. Remember that? I hope so, otherwise, I’m just sounding crazy . . .
Anyway, in cases of a small group, I like to set a less formal table in the kitchen, like this:
Add some flowers . . .
Some food, wine and most importantly, people and . . .
let the fun begin! (Note: I have cropped the identity of my friends – I need to start letting people know that they could show up online when they dine here).
We had a lovely evening sitting around the table, eating, sipping wine and visiting.