Chez Christenson (aka Vikingshem aka our house) was a slice of bliss for our very favorite holiday of the year: THANKSGIVING! We hosted our 9th annual Friendsgiving. Inspired after a trip to Blue Hill at Stone Barns Restaurant in New York, I began my Thanksgiving table madness in the early summer. The cream colored ceramic plates with the organic deep brown edges were actually used at Blue Hill (designed by Mondays http://www.mondaysbk.com/) and I was able to purchase them from the Blue Hill Market (https://www.bluehillmarket.com/). I decided to mix it up this year with a second set of insanely gorgeous black plates by Eric Bonnin Ceramics (http://www.ericbonninceramics.com/Eric_Bonnin_Ceramics/Welcome.html) which I found at Spartan Shop http://spartan-shop.com/.
I obsessively hunted down the most perfect Laguiole cutlery with black and brass handles, and accented with black linen napkins from Dot and Army which I found on one of my favorite CURATED sites: Food 52 (http://food52.com/). And I could not resist the brass touches from the coolest napkin rings from West Elm (http://www.westelm.com/). The table was anchored with the perfect shade of grey linen table cloth from Crate and Barrel (http://www.crateandbarrel.com/).
Of course, cozy grey Icelandic Sheep Skins from DWR (http://www.dwr.com/) gave us the feel of fall as draped a bench and a few chairs.
The table was the perfect setting to share a loving and delicious meal with my most treasured friends.