“Are we supposed to use these,” friends have asked as they remove their cloth napkins from their plates.
“Yes, I will just throw them in the wash later,” I reassure them.
After everyone has left, I enjoy reliving new memories as I gather crumpled napkins, wash dirty dishes and put serving pieces away for next time.
Since I love to entertain, I was very excited to add my grandmother’s Ironstone dishes and vintage Fiestaware to my dinnerware collection. I could just envision the table settings in stacks of white and blue dishes.
My Mom and I were packing the dishes when I commented, “No one sets a formal table anymore.”
“Well, they should,” my parents answered in unison.
Hearing my parents talk about the beauty of a table setting sparked a desire in me to do this more often.
So, after painting the breakfast table, I gathered my grandmother’s dishes along with some of my things and created an everyday table setting.
I love how the cobalt blue plates bring out the blue in the curtains,
and how the vintage, silver pitcher reflects the sunlight.
Looking at my table now makes me realize that a set table in and of itself is a special occasion.
So, no more waiting for next time. Go ahead, and set the table.
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