Mangia Mangia…. Big tables, Big people, Big food equals great memories. There is nothing better than going home for Thanksgiving and spending the day around a table filled with loved ones and food. When I saw this picture that my high school friend posted, it brought back my childhood. I can recall the smell of my grandmother’s Italian version of stuffing. It was mixed with Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese. Delicious.
My grandmother lived in the Bronx in a beautiful old building. The family would gather in her tiny apt. The dining table would come out and take up the entire space. If one had to get up, either you crawled under the table to get to the other side, or an entire row of people had to move. It was wonderful. The food never stopped.
When I design custom dining tables for clients, I go as big as the space allows. A dining table is more than a piece of furniture. It brings people together under neutral ground. It creates an environment where stories can be shared, important topics can be discussed and strangers and new members of the family can be brought together. So, break out the cranberries, cut up the turkey or tofurkey and enjoy the holidays. This custom table is from Uhuru in Brooklyn.
We would like to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving; that you may find many things to be thankful for this year.
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– Deborah Rosenberg
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