Inspired by centuries-old traditions of Italian ceramics, the fleur bowls have a warm terra cotta interior that I filled with an assortment of decorative pasta for the table.
Cheery Sunflowers, synonymous with Tuscany, fill a green urn as a centerpiece, along with some Purple Statice also known as Sea Lavender that might be found growing on the rugged Italian coast near Villa della Luna in Dancing with the Moon.
In Dancing with the Moon, Mademoiselle J embarks on her journey from France to Italy with magical recipes that contribute wisdom for her journey such as Transformational Moon Crescents, The Risotto of Welcomes and Beginnings, and Pasta Vivante, for those who are afraid of the passion of life.
In addition to recipes, Dancing with the Moon is a vivid tactile experience filled with interactive elements such as gatefold doors, concealed treasures, tarot cards, and passports.
More than a book, it is an open-hearted invitation to learn and to love.
I paired napkins from Bed, Bath & Beyond with the dinnerware that are reversible~ with stripes on one side and a floral print on the other~ folded to show both patterns.
Pedestal mugs offer breadsticks at the table and hold 12 ounces of cappuccino, hot chocolate, or tea.
Square wine tapas plates are ideal for side dishes, small desserts, and can also serve double-duty as bread plates or hors d’oeuvres.
A sugar bowl & creamer set are versatile enough to do double duty~ serving additional cheese, condiments, or salad dressing.
The scalloped salad plates add some mix-and-match possibilities and interest used alone or with the dinner plate or bowls.
A vibrant covered butter dish can keep your butter fresh at the table or Wisdom-Enhancing Amaretti concealed until someone is in need of guidance :)
Villa della Luna table details:
*Dinnerware & Stems/ Villa della Luna by Pfaltzgraff
Tablecloth, coverlet/ Kohl’s
Flatware & Chargers/ World Market
Napkins/ Bed, Bath & Beyond
Urn/HomeGoods, many moons :) ago
Assorted pasta/from kitchen jars, found at HomeGoods
*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided free of charge in exchange for promotional consideration.