LET’S RETURN TO THE TABLE, SHALL WE?

Do you remember a time when families enjoying a meal together at the family table was the norm instead of the exception?    Supper time meant family time.  Families connected around that dinner table during those evening meals.  Everyone got to learn about each other’s day; the good, the bad, the happy and sad.  Families focused on each other and developed bonds around the dinner table that lasted a lifetime.  Indeed, it could be argued that the American family unit, if not built at the family table, was certainly strengthened there every evening.

How fun was it yester-year when the “adults” would prepare a special meal, decorate the table, and deploy only their finest plateware and cutlery, all because they were hosting a “dinner party.”  And, we can’t forget the buffet or serving table.  The serving table sparkled.  This special table was many times arrayed with the colorful and delectable hors d’oeuvres that were served, along with the wine or Champaign for the evening.   Oh, how smart family, friends & neighbors, looked all dressed up in their finer ware for that evening that was to be filled of food, drink, discussion, laughter and warmth!  A dinner party was a special event that was anticipated by all those who received an invitation!

Sadly, somewhere in the not too distant past, the important traditions built around the American dinner table became lost among the demands of modern life.  Our hyper-busy schedules, multi-tasking, carpooling, and …  you guessed it … mobile devices have taken us away from the table.

Let’s return to the table, shall we?

Develop a family tradition of dining together around a table that exudes traditional style, warmth and beauty …

Canadel has a beautiful dining table in the Champlain collection that has a style that may even summon family dining memories from years ago.   This line is both rustic and charmingly sophisticated.  Whether the occasion be a Thanksgiving gathering of immediate family, or a festive “just because” evening with friends from the neighborhood, this quality Canadel line provides the perfect venue.  Undoubtedly you will need a serving table that coordinates perfectly with your new table.  The matching buffet table from Canadel is a fitting setting for your feast with family and friends.   Copious room for both storage and display is a hallmark of Canadel and the Champlain does not disappoint.  Make an appointment with your family—starting this week—to meet at least once for dinner around the family table.   No devices allowed.  Just the people that matter most- your family.

 Throw a dinner party and invite your “A-Listers” over for a sophisticated and elegant dinner party …

If you are looking for a table that adds dramatic flair to any room, this oval dining table by Thomasville from the Spellbound collection will add sophistication and glamour to your gathering.   The matching Spellbound buffet table features copious amounts of storage, unique serpentine doors, and custom-case polished, nickel hardware.  Only a personal butler could better serve your guests!

Goal for you:  Set a date, get your invitations sent, and host a dinner party at your home this month!

The people in your life make your dining room the perfect dining room …  

We want to know what your vision is for the perfect dining space and the Ennis designers can make it come to life.

Whether it be glamorous, functional, modern, or understated (really, any combination of them all!), the professional home designers at Ennis Fine Furniture are confident that they can provide the perfect setting for your family-night dinners, as well as your evenings of entertaining at home with friends.

You bring the family and friends; Ennis Fine Furniture brings the style and comfort that completes your perfect dining room.  Ennis design services are complimentary to our customers.

Let’s return to the table, shall we?