New Housewares Shop Weston Table Has All Your Hosting Essentials
By Rachel Kashdan
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The boutique carries artisan-made and vintage goods from around the globe.
Right in time for entertaining season, a new homewares shop has recently arrived just west of Boston. Called Weston Table (and located in its namesake town), the store follows a growing trend towards conscious consumerism with a thoughtful selection of artisan-made and vintage home goods and hosting essentials. “We want to inspire guests to curate everything they need to create a beautiful, meaningful moment,” says Dianne O’Connor, founder and CEO of Weston Table. “We deliver an immersive, lingering experience that we hope influences and inspires people to have a ‘less but better’ approach to the way they shop and live.”
The boutique, which held its grand opening in September, features everything from high-quality barware and cookware to baby gifts and textiles, most of which are gathered by O’Connor and her team during their global travels. “We meet artisans and craftspeople, fall in love with their stories, and want to bring that to our customers in the Boston area,” she says. “We focus on provenance, quality, location, and the story behind the product.” Not all of the goods come from afar, though: Weston Table also carries items by New England-based companies such as Farmhouse Pottery and Simon Pearce, as well as locally made treats including honey and olive oil. And, since entertaining is at the heart of Weston Table’s brand, seasonal merchandise comprises 80 percent of the store’s offerings, which are rotated out every three months.
Inside the shop, dinnerware, drinkware, linens, and candlesticks are displayed on a long wooden dining table at the center of the space, with a colorful array of both vintage and new oyster plates showcased near the front. The back wall, meanwhile, is filled with TV screens featuring the brand’s lifestyle-and-travel imagery, which O’Connor hopes will inspire customers as they browse the shop and learn about the artisans behind the wares. “We expect that, like a guest we would invite into our home, our customers will relax and stay awhile,” O’Connor says.