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Autumn Entertaining: A Lovely Lunch with Claire Thomas & The Little Market - The Decor

As I shared yesterday, when I discovered Lauren Conrad and Hanna Skvarla’s The Little Market, a beautiful and inspirational online marketplace featuring products handmade by skilled craftswomen around the world, I was instantly hooked. So when the amazing Claire Thomas, one of my go-to’s for unfussy yet sophisticated (and seriously delicious) food, offered to connect us for a collaborative lunch, I jumped at the chance. Showcasing some of the special products from their site as well as some of my entertaining favorites, our lunch featured a bright and flavorful menu courtesy of Claire, as well as gorgeous, understated florals from Hollyflora and menus from POPPYjack Shop.

Our lunch was such a treat, and it was so nice getting to know these lovely ladies and learning even more about their wonderful labor of love. See below for our collaborative decor elements, and stay tuned tomorrow for all of the delicious menu details. XXJKE

A hand-picked assortment of products from The Little Market paired with some of Jenni’s laid-back entertaining favorites

Dishware – Simply gorgeous hand-thrown Dessert Plates from Irving Place Studio

Flatware – Sleek and sophisticated Oslo Copper Cutlery

Cocktail Glasses & Pitchers – Clear Large Wine Glasses and Clear Round Glass Pitchers from the Little Market. Products of Rose Ann Hall Designs, which employs artisans, many of whom have disabilities, to produce beautiful handmade candles and elegantly carved glassware.

Water Glasses – A longtime favorite, classic and substantial Roli Poli Glasses from Bitters Co, available at Jenni Kayne stores

Linens – Chic and neutral linen napkins from Linge Particulier

Serving Boards – An Olive Wood Natural BoardOlive Wood Rustic BoardOlive Wood Rectangular Board and Olive Wood Small Rectangular Board from The Little Market. Crafted by Le Souk Olivique, a new olive wood studio in Tunisia and a sister company of Le Souk Ceramique, whose artisans strive to produce the finest olive wood kitchen tools ranging from utensils to boards and bowls and much more.

Serving Utensils – Twisted Wood Salad Servers from The Little Market. Handcarved from the sacred olive wood tree, these pieces were made by Kenyan wood carvers, recognized worldwide for expertly sculpting art from native woods using sustainable practices.

Florals – Hollyflora
A subtle, dusty field-picked palette, arranged in neutral off-white ceramic vases. Fun and informal, the displays were comprised of lovely local snowberry, white cosmos, pee gee hydrangea, and lacy ferns.

Menus – Featuring equal parts romantic and sophisticated calligraphy from the talented Courtney Shannon of POPPYjack Shop

Photos: Jacob Taylor