The ritual of setting a table is one that conjures feelings of comfort, camaraderie and the prospect of a good meal. Certainly the accouterment of a well-set table is part of what makes a civilized meal so pleasurable. Ceramics, glass, linen and metal can be brought together to create a near infinite variety of looks. Some are formal, others quite simple, but the charm and beauty of a beautifully laid table enhances the experience of dining.
On October 13th, the Hillsdale General Store, will host an event called “The Country Table” to celebrate fall entertaining. Antique china will be combined with hand-made table linens, glassware and table decorations. This will take place during the “Hillsdale Pumpkin Festival”.
The centerpiece of our celebration will be a tabletop that will be raffled off to help raise funds to finish a public garden for the Town of Hillsdale, NY. Vintage transfer-ware from the store will be combined with a lovely tablecloth and custom embroidered napkins created by Boxwood Linen. A centerpiece by Joseph Stabilito will finish off the look along with a pair of antique wood candlesticks from our shop, White Webb Finds.
This perfect Country Table will be one among many displayed throughout the store, but what sets this one apart is that for a mere $20, you could win the entire setup ~ china, linens, the whole lot! Valued at $950, it’s a prize worth going for. Second prize is a gift certificate at the delicious farm-to-table eatery CrossRoads Food Shop. To enter to win, come on over and have a look, or you can send your check to the HECDC with “HGS raffle” written in the subject line. Mail it to: Hillsdale General Store, PO Box 161, 2642 State Route 23, Hillsdale NY 12529.
The drawing will be held on October 20th and announced on theHGS Facebook Page.