Fall is a wonderful season to practice hospitality. Who doesn’t love to gather together to eat a yummy meal and feel the warmth and love of a community?
Today I have such a fun announcement and giveaway for you! My friend Bre Doucette from the blog Rooms For Rent has released a beautiful book on tablescapes called The Gift of Gathering! She has a heart for hospitality and the creative gift for setting a lovely table for all the right reasons. A table that is not set to impress, but to bless those who gather there.
When I think about setting a pretty table that blesses others, I think of my mom. She has always made it a priority to set our family’s holiday tables (and for other events, too!) in such a welcoming, pretty and creative way.
Even when my sister and I were younger, I remember walking into the dining room for a special family get-together and feeling so delighted by the beauty of the table and the ambience she and my dad created for us.
Bre shares in the book about the many benefits in planning ahead for a gathering (both for the hostess and the guests!). Rather than being uptight or stressed out by our own lack of preparation, planning ahead helps us to open the door ready to focus on welcoming our guests and putting them at ease. I couldn’t agree more!
Of course, setting a pretty table isn’t by any means a requirement to be hospitable, but it can add such a meaningful touch to a special gathering!
The Gift of Gathering is a beautiful full color hardback book featuring tablesetting and hospitality tips, recipes and inspiration for how to set creative tables for special gatherings. I have already learned so many tips from her book! You’ll love it!
You might remember that a couple of years back I wrote a book on hospitality called Simple Gatherings. My book is a small high quality softcover book with color photos. It’s full of my simple tips and helpful ideas for hosting gatherings, including 50 ways to inspire more meaningful connections for your guests. Extra fun fact, Bre’s book was published by my same publisher, Harvest House!
Enter a fun giveaway below to win some of Bre’s favorite tablescape items! Then visit the others on the book tour to gain additional entries.
These lovely pieces are inspired from the Summer Elegant Gathering in the book!
4 piece setting of antique silverware from Anthropologie!
A marble cake stand
Weathered wood bread board
4 blue goblets
Set of 6 mercury glass votives
4 blue linen napkins
16 piece dinnerware set
Get additional entries at the following blogs:
Order your copy of The Gift of Gathering HERE!
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Come to the Seattle Home Show next weekend (October 12-13)!
Speaking of gathering people in our home, it’s the season for crossing off a few home projects before the holidays!
My family and I and are going to the Seattle Home Show next weekend!
There will be lots of new home products, experts and even live cooking demonstrations.
If you’re in the area you can grab your tickets and get the details at the Seattle Home Show website! It would be so fun to bump into you there, so if you’re going, say HI! :)