Celebration of Mothers! // at Table D'Hote

Table D’Hote is a welcoming boutique filled with beautiful tabletop and decorative accessories. The shop is off the beaten path, so it feels like a great find, even though it has been in Armonk for 8 years. Owner Jennifer Katz has put together an enticing assortment of dinnerware, beautiful glassware, and assorted products that reflect her casual, yet refined, taste and style. Jennifer transitioned from a career in social work as she sought a more creative outlet. She continues to work with people, but now uses her skills to help her customers style their tabletops with her sophisticated selection of high end ceramics, glassware, home accessories and a wide variety of hostess gifts from Juliska, Simon Pearce, Terre Provence, Aletha Soule and Terra Firma, among others, and she is always on the search for new products.With a love for beautiful things, Jennifer, “... likes to sell high end pieces that her customers will have for a lifetime, mixing, matching and adding to over the years.” Table D’Hote, is a French phrase, that literally means "host's table".  The reference for Jennifer, is to the casual style of Country French that she was initially drawn to and inspired the shops aesthetic.  The shop has transitioned to a more modern style in recent years. She now offers an eclectic selection, responding to the way she, and her customers, shop and live.Jennifer and I knew each other years ago, we went to summer camp together,  so when we reconnected it was with great shared memories of summers in New Hampshire at Camp Merriwood. We quickly learned of our present mututal interest for home decor and bringing together beautiful products with our customers.We have also both been fully immersed into medical issues in the past few years, and share the impact this has had on our families and our lives. Jennifer’s son Alex was diagnosed with Leukemia in April 2008 and received a life-saving bone marrow transplant in August 2011. My husband Howard was diagnosed in 2007 with Pulmonary Fibrosis and successfully received a life-saving double lung transplant, also in August 2011.

Jennifer has always wanted to bring art into her store - Mothers Day seemed like a perfect time  to begin - so we started planning, to combine art and shopping  - and to invite mothers, wives and daughters, to celebrate the gifts of life and health and family.

Jennifer was immediately drawn to Tracy Burtz' beautiful artwork  - her subject matter, mostly women, still lives and seascapes are well-suited to the home decor shop. We began by meeting at Tracy's fabulous studio barn to learn more about her work.

After making the selections, an assortment from Tracy’s large body of work, we were thrilled by how beautiful it looks in the store. The butter-colored walls are a perfect backdrop for the artwork.

Reverie welcomes customers at the entrance

and for the occasion, we love  Mother and Daughter, surrounded by seascapes

Mah Jongg is in a great corner complimented by colorful ceramic pieces by Jill RosenwaldWe look forward to a Celebration of Mothers! on Thursday, May 10th, 6-8.  These and more of Tracy’s artwork wil be on display through June 21st. We will share information about Organ Donation, and a percentage of all proceeds of the evening will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.