Welcome to my new blog. For those of you that know me well, you also know that I am a passionate advocate for this slightly esoteric, always exciting and constantly changing enigma that we call “Tabletop.” But while that is true, I am even more passionate about the table itself; or more importantly, what it represents. I love gathering around the table to share the days events, joys, successes, heartaches and of course, dreams, with friends and family. The china, crystal, silver and linens that we use at our table and the memories that they invoke become am indelible part of our personal, social and cultural history.
In these pages, I will share some of those experiences, introduce you to some new “Memory Makers” and hopefully stimulate your senses to embrace the table as never before.
Starting next week, look for these weekly posts:
Mondays: Dean’s Favorite Things
Here you will see some of the material things (some old and some new) that i just can’t live without.
Wednesdays: Y’all Come See us Sometime
I will share some of my best memories and ideas on entertaining. “Southern Dean” and “New York Dean” go head to head on this one.
Fridays: I Just Gotta Have It
My current wish list for new product that should be in everyone’s letter to Santa and some great gift ideas too.