Why it is More Important than Ever to Set The Table
Home life has risen to a new importance, a trend pushed by a number of factors. Covid-19 concerns have changed daily work, school, recreation and travel routines for many, resulting in people spending much more time at home. However, even before Covid-19’s social distancing and stress, people were returning to the dining table. They were returning to the delicious art of intimacy, to mindful eating of real food and to the comforting routines of yesteryear, understanding that setting the table is more important than ever.
Dining Is Better
In days past, the dining table was often where children learned the art of conversation, sharing the day’s happenings over dinner. Afternoon transitioned to evening with the setting of the table for dinner. In that intimate setting, family stories were told and retold, relationships built and traditions continued. With frenetic pace of life today, many people no longer dine. Instead, they just eat, in a rush, in the car, in front of a screen. That’s not healthy, physically, mentally or socially.
Make It Special
Making meals special starts with setting a beautiful table. Think of holiday meals. The Handmade Dinner Plates used every year come out of the china cabinet, the French Laguiole Flatware set gleams in the candle light and there’s an old Italian pottery vase full of flowers on the table. Those meals feel special. They have a different vibe, one you can bring into your daily routine, simply by setting the table and sitting down to enjoy a meal.
Beautiful Tables Inspire Better Meals
You eat better when you sit down to a beautiful table. Slow food instead of fast food, whole food instead of highly processed foods, thoughtful, healthful eating, those are some of the trends bringing people back to the dining table. Set aside disposable cups and plastic utensils. Try French flatware and Italian drinking glasses instead. A well set table helps you to eat more mindfully, enjoying every bite. Distracted eating typically leads to overeating.
Authentic Quality is Sustainable
Paper and Styrofoam plates just end up in the landfill. Finely crafted French cutlery can last a lifetime. Well cared for hand-painted plates and Italian drinking glasses may one day take their place on your grandchildren’s holiday tables. That Handblown Italian Tumbler set may become part of an often told family tale. Authentic, artisan-crafted tableware and Home Décor items like those offered by Julie and Ev last, perhaps becoming part of your stories and traditions.
Every Meal Can Be An Occasion
Julie and Ev offer an exciting array of carefully sourced, beautifully crafted tableware, including exquisite handmade dinner plates, handblown Italian tumbler sets and French cutlery. Add to your dining experience with hand-painted plates. Make an Italian pottery vase filled with seasonal blooms a part of your table setting routine. Every meal time should feel like a special occasion, especially now.
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