Le Petit Marche

Friday, August 10, 2012

Set a Lovely Table for Dining

My grandmother always set a lovely table for the holidays, and it was so much fun to have the family gather around the table for conversation and fantastic food.  Things sure have changed over time and I wonder if people still have family meals, maybe on week-ends and holidays.  We are such a rushed society anymore and running all over the place taking kids here and there and attending all kinds of events.  So while I was looking for "dining" items (ESN's theme this week), I came across these lovely salt and pepper shakers that got me all nostalgic for the "old days" of sit down meals.   This beautiful pair is from Eccentric Thrifter and would be a lovely addition to any table setting.  So stop on by and see what she and the other scavenger hunters have to help you with your dining needs.


  1. Thanks for the feature! I'd forgotten I had these!

  2. It's a shame that so many of the younger generation is of the mindset that setting the table for dinner is only for special occasions. The salt and pepper shakers would be beautiful for real sit down dinners. Very nice :)

  3. We used to have a sit down dinner every night. But, as my children matured and left home, it seemed that the holidays were the only time left to be able to sit down and have a nice family meal. Time seemed to erased that feature too. Now, it is fix your plate and we all gather in the living room with our plates in our laps. Yes, the times have changed and I really miss the old ones. Great post!!!