Setting the Table for the Holidays: Edward’s Table at the Lockwood Mathews Mansion

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will host, Setting the Table for the Holidays: Edward’s Table on November 15th at 2 p.m. where tabletop guru Edward Lent will share a wealth of table setting and entertaining ideas, just in time for the holiday season.


Whether you are planning a joyous family gathering or a year-end “need to impress” business party, holiday entertaining will be at your fingertips with Edward’s Table. Throughout his 20-plus year career, Lent has worked with Tabletop industry giants such as Noritake, Mikasa and Simon Pearce. His philosophy, “Stop keeping your dinnerware hostage. Let me show you how to set the mood and set a table with today’s trends and tips using what you probably already own.”

While setting thousands of tables, Lent developed a unique sense of entertaining styles. He is a renowned expert in the visual merchandising industry, whose table setting and merchandising work has taken him around the country and around the globe, including Europe, Japan and South America. Lent holds a degree in Art Education and was associate editor of the industry trade journal Tableware Today

Tickets for the event are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Proceeds will go to support the Museum and its artistic, cultural and educational programs.

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For reservations please contact: or 203-838-9799 ext. 4. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. Tours are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. Children under 8 are admitted free. For more information, visit or call 203-838-9799.

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