Good day my sweet friends. How was your weekend? Mine was pretty okay. Still nursing a bad cold that struck me down last week, but on the whole I was on the mend. And the fact that we had really nice Fall weather really helped.
What also was good for body and soul was hanging out with friends over dinner. We had ourselves a little dinner party. So I of course spent most of my time preparing for that, as in throw some food in the oven and then get on with the table setting part of the preparations. I made a Fall table setting.
I like to have the table ready and waiting when the guests arrive. It is the first thing they see when they walk in, and what is saying more ‘welcome’ than a fancy table.
Besides I think when it comes to dinner parties, first impressions are everything…….
When guests arrive and they see a table all dressed up and looking pretty they will assume that the whole evening will be this fancy. A decent bit of table dressing can make the most common (but tasty) lasagna seem like a gourmet meal
Of course within five minutes of sitting down all the extras where carted off the table. The bouquet of leaves was blocking our view and the pumpkins needed to make room for actual food.
But that was all right. They had all served their purpose. I had my fun with dressing the table, the guests were pleased with the effort I took, and a good time was had by all.
I really loved how this Fall table setting turned out. It was pretty laid back and quick to set up, but the combination of the white china, against the green leaves and pumpkins really worked.
I never have a plan when I start doing one of these. I just sort of start and keep going until it feels good. Story of my kind of decorating. I have never ever drawn up a plan or a sketch for any of my decorations. I know some people do, but I have to ‘feel’ my way through these things.
I find it quite relaxing. This fluffing and nesting thing. Concentrating really hard and focusing only on the task at hand, as if the most important question of the world is whether to use the silver candle sticks or some votive holders
The table was pretty, the lasagna tasted good, the company was excellent and the weekend was a success.
So what have you been up to, these days?
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