I was both curious and nervous to read this book. Any book on hospitality or building community has the potential to overwhelm me because what I want to do does not always line up with what I can do. I worry about feeling worse about my house or my efforts when I read those kinds of books.
The Turquoise Table might be the first hospitality/community/connection book I’ve ever read that has left me feeling lighter and excited about possibilities. (Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher. Opinion reflected is my honest one.)
Kristin Schell offers tons of practical tips and variations for people in all kinds of living situations to become Front Yard People. The book itself is gorgeous and hands-on with its color pictures, recipes, challenging questions and space for taking notes. I thought this book might take me a while to get through, but I kept turning the pages until I’d read every word.
And now my heart beats stronger with the potential for a turquoise table of my own.
This is a book and movement full of grace aimed at creating community in our neighborhoods, the very places we spend the most time. I can’t say enough about it.