Eat, Pray, Love

I don't eat pasta often, but every few months or so I'll get a craving for a huge, heaping bowl of pasta complete with a side of garlic bread, a fresh crisp salad and, of course, wine. In fact, one of those cravings just recently came calling and it ended at the bottom of a huge pot of Chicken Alfredo.   

Tablescape Ideas

I was thinking about hearty, homey meals like pasta when tablescape came into play. It's simple and what I'd like to call...glam rustic. Hear me out --- I'm finding that a simple make-it-work-with-what-you-have aesthetic produces an elegance that comes without trying too hard. With a little sprucing, simple can be quite glam. 

Tablescape Ideas

I loved using a pitcher instead of a vase, but of course the pitcher is embellished with gold. That's about as rustic as I can be. Hence the term: glam rustic. Stay true to yourself folks.

Tablescape Ideas
Tablescape Ideas

That feeling of home around that table is what makes dinner more than just a quest for sustenance. It's a spiritual gathering where love is shared and sometimes that means you throw your everyday plates on the table and pass around Grandma's spaghetti along with some laughs. 

Tablescape Ideas
Set The TableAsh Nelson