|Nartouhe Hourdajian in her dining room in the 1950s or 60s.|
My husband and I purchased our French Provincial dining room set from my brother-in-law, Ara Hourdajian’s, mother’s estate in 1977. The style wasn’t exactly what we would have chosen, but we were just married and needed furniture. Ara’s mother was a talented Armenian cook, and I couldn’t think of a better way to keep the memory of her tasty meals alive. Even though she wasn’t the one cooking anymore, serving our meals at her table made them seem very special.
Almost thirty-two years later, they still are.