I had book club on Monday night. There's nothing like having a party to motivate you to get everything done.
Using my own advice, I considered how many times I would actually be using my dining room this holiday season. Other than book club, I have nothing else planned until Christmas Eve. Well, I'm having a couple gatherings, but nothing that will be a meal in the dining room. So, I decided to use a tablecloth with a vintage one layered on top as the start of my tablescape.
Although the vintage tablecloth is not a family heirloom (I found it at an antique mall), I remember them from the 1950's and 1960's. It's funny how you don't really pay any attention to things like that when you are a kid. Now I love them!
Tablecloths---that's an entire post of its own. I'm still trying to decide if I can post it since the "hubs" reads the blog. You know I have a multiples problem. I'll leave it at that (no need to give him any extra ammunition)!
Want to be featured on my blog? Send me your table pictures---or anything else interesting you do at Christmas.
PS Book club was fun and we had a good discussion. If you haven't read it, Tattoos on the Heart is really good. It will open your eyes to what's happening in the gang world. The author, Gregory Boyle is a Jesuit priest and writes of his experiences. It is---by far---the MOST beautifully written book I have EVER read. I cannot think of anyone who comes close. Maybe Shakepeare---just maybe, but this writing is far easier to understand.
Anyway, after everyone left, I found this on the floor.