Whether it’s a table for one or a table for ten, the number of people you’re hosting shouldn’t determine the pomp and circumstance that goes along with being a good host. Case in point: a light, spring filled lunch I put together earlier this week for just my mother and me.
I set the table with my staples: rose gold silverware, fresh wild flowers representative of spring, and print-heavy jacquard linens. I then added a few new friends in the form of bold, intricate place settings by Royal Crown Derby. With blues and greys, to pinks, purples, and even chartreuse, the Royal Crown Derby pieces tied the entire table together with a cohesive look and feel. And let’s be honest, there was no way I could have chosen just one of the colors; to the dismay of my husband I feel a new collection beginning to take shape!
We noshed on arugula salad, fresh herb and olive oil pasta, honey thyme lemonade with sugared blackberries, and of course plenty of Rose wine. It was delicious, refreshing, and exactly the kind of afternoon that reminded me of why I moved to closer to my family.
We’ll be sharing the recipes later next week, but in the meantime, I hope you’re spending the weekend around a table—no matter how big or small—and hosting a meal for those you love. Truly, MKR
P.S. Make sure you’re following both myself and Steve McKenzies on Instagram because we’re giving away a piece from my table to one lucky reader just for sharing a spring place setting you’re feeling inspired by. Snap a pic and share how you’re getting ready to entertain this spring by tagging @waitingonmartha & @stevemckenzies with hashtag #viewfromabove. You’ll be entered to win my favorite spring serving bowl ($150 value). The winner will be chosen at random on Monday, April 13.