|Our little drum table set for tea a year ago at Easter…
|See the white china here? I found these at TJ Maxx several years ago. You can find
similar pieces at HomeGoods and other retail centers.
setting a beautiful table
involves having a lovely tablecloth (or two or three!)
layered on your table.
It’s up to you if you like your tablecloth ironed or not.
I like mine ironed, in truth, but I’m usually running around
trying to get the food finished on tea mornings,
Mine are usually not ironed and per Ms. Shabby Chic herself,
rumpled is just as beautiful!
gathering a small but mighty collection of linens.
When you go antique browsing, tag sailing (my pun on “sale-ing”, sorry!),
and to everyone’s favorite
look at the linen aisle and check out
potential diamonds in the rough!
Many stains can be washed out with a lemon juice soak
or with today’s oxygen removal detergents.
I love my OxyClean!
Most old linens can’t hold up to soaking in bleach.
Bleach tends to break down the already weakened fibers
that are just weakened with age and use.
I have had to soak some tablecloths up to a week
in a bucket or in
our former laundry room’s laundry sink tub,
but that’s an amazing way to save a ton of money on table linens
o you don’t have to always buy new.
in-season flowers from your yard or flower market.
Grocery stores and big box grocery places do carry good
and I know I will go to my local
and pick out what I want and just pay per stem.
I’ve done this for years and then I get exactly what I want
in my bouquets.
Have a lovely day today
and have fun dressing your table!
I’ll be creating a new Easter table-setting for you
later this week,
Blessings to you always,
p.s. I will be working on getting InLinks back up and running for you so
we can share posts here!
Will be sharing with ~
Feathered Nest Friday ~ French Country Cottage
*Roses of Inspiration ~ The Enchanting Rose
*Just wanted to let you know, this will be Stephanie’s last linky party as she
needs to step down for a while. Do please visit her site and if she has been
an inspiration for God for you, let her know. Thank you. 🙂