From looking at all the beautiful tablescape blogs,
I began purchasing dishes, a little here, a little there.
But along with my new dishes came a little guilt too - more
dishes than one person needed and how was I
to justify this new addiction?
So . . . I decided to start having people over to eat and
I started with my parents for a simple Sunday
afternoon lunch. I'm ashamed to say it's been
years since I've invited my aging parents over for a meal,
mostly because I'm just too busy (at least that's what I
Since it was an absolutely beautiful 80 degree day, I decided to
have the meal out on the deck. My impatients on the table were
looking somewhat scraggly, so I added pumpkins, gourds, moss, and pyracantha berries to the arrangement to set the mood.
I set the table for three with my new fall leaf dishes from
Dollar Tree along with plaid napkins I found at Old
It's a pretty simple table as I haven't been able to justify to
myself yet buying chargers and napkin rings. Notice that
"yet" is the key word here.
I discovered the beauty of the table was not in the dishes,
but the company of my parents, the beautiful day, and
the colorful table arrangement.
My parents were delighted to be invited and we had a
wonderful time together. I shall not wait as long to
invite them again.
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