Our Favourite Things – setting the table for family meals
I love it when my daughter sets the table for dinner. She makes every place setting look special with a placemat, napkin in a napkin ring, cutlery, dishes and glasses. In the middle of the table, she puts a vase of flowers (if we have some!) or a candle. She does this for a regular day of the week dinner, not just for special occasions.
This creates a calm, relaxed and beautiful environment to enjoy our meal together. I’ve noticed that we all eat a little slower, talk a little longer and just enjoy our food a little more. Somewhere, I think the art of setting the table got lost in our busy world. To me, it is a lot more than just a place setting. It is a way to nourish ourselves with good food and to connect more with the people we love at the end of the day. It just doesn’t get much better than that!