Our family’s favorite time together is dinner time…the food, the wine, the conversation. I know the trend for “open concept” living is all the rage, but for us, the dining room, closed off from the busy-ness of our lives, is where we love to gather and share.
The dining table has been a foundation of creativity for as long as I can remember, but never more so around the holidays. From those iconic Thanksgiving apple turkeys to individual placecards adorned with mini pinecones or river stones painted with each guest’s name, holiday projects were both a way to formalize the meal as well as a source of entertainment for the children and adults alike. Creativity ruled; we didn’t care about “perfect”. My husband likes to joke that his formal Yankee Grandparent’s motto was “children should be NOT seen and NOT heard”! Can you imagine!?! Not in our household!