Like almost anyone breathing, I miss going to restaurants. I miss the days of sporadic lunch dates with friends and getting to catch up with family over large plates of jerk chicken on Sunday. And of course, there’s the added convenience of not having to dirty your own dishes and deal with cleaning them later. While most of us are getting reacquainted with our own kitchens now that dining in has replaced dining out, that doesn’t mean you still can’t have a restaurant ambiance.
Since making most of my meals at home, I’ve tried to spice things up with my collection of plates, flatware, and drinking glasses to recreate the dining out experience right at my dinner table. And so far, it’s been working out pretty well. The cooking part still requires some getting used to (takeout entices my lazy side way too often), but I can say that I firmly enjoy the process of sitting at a beautifully decorated table to eat my meal–even if it happens to be only a slice of bread. The key to setting up your tablescape is to make it a reflection of you. Find unique items that you love; trust me, it will make daily meals feel all the more special and experiential. From pretty tablecloths to quirky vases that will zhoosh up where ever you eat, you’ll find it all here. Keep scrolling below to see what I have in my online shopping cart right now.