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The Turquoise Table Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard

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Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard
The Turquoise Table
$14.40 - $16.20

A simple way to connect your neighborhood, your community and build friendships.  As seen on the Today Show.

In today’s fast-paced culture, many of us rarely see—or even know—our neighbors. We rush off to work, spend hours shuttling children to sporting events and music programs, tackle lawn chores late into the evening or all weekend long. How can we make the connections we crave? In The Turquoise Table, Kristin Schell suggests we start in our own front yards.

This four-color gift book offers the principles and steps we can use to create a spot (preferably a Turquoise Table) where people gather. Each chapter ends with an activity, a story of how that chapter’s precept worked in an individual’s life, and a recipe to entice neighbors to the table.

Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, Kristin Schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her. Life changed in her community and it can change in yours, too.

Alongside personal and heartwarming stories, Kristin gives you:

  • Stress-free ideas for kick-starting your own Turquoise Table
  • Simple recipes to take outside and share with others
  • Stories from people using Turquoise Tables in their neighborhoods
  • Encouragement to overcome barriers that keep you from connecting
  • New ways to view hospitality

The Turquoise Table is already making an impact

Schell’s message is already rippling across the country. More than twenty states boast families with Turquoise Tables in their front yards, each forming a group known as Front Yard People.

The Turquoise Table is in a unique position to revolutionize a culture, and this beautiful gift book has the potential to tip it over the edge through excellent design and major corporate and media partnerships.

About the Author


Kristin Schell is an established speaker and blogger on the subjects of food, faith, and hospitality. Passionate about community, she has served at every level, from grassroots-level work in church and local nonprofits as well our nation’s capital. As founder of the Turquoise Table and Front Yard People movement, Kristin travels the country speaking at conferences and events with an encouraging word on how to open our lives and homes to others. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Tony, and their four children.

Format: Hardcover book
Product code: AP7226
Dimensions: 8" x 6"
Length: 216 pages
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780718095581
1-2 copies $16.20 each
3-5 copies $15.30 each
6+ copies $14.40 each
Written by Kristin Schell