If you set a pretty table, I think food just automatically seems to taste better.
I looked through my small stash of tablecloths and chose this gold one for my table. The shade of gold looks a lot like the fall leaves that have been falling on my patio.
Adding a table cloth is always pleasing to the eye. And layering adds a cozy decorative touch.
Vanilla taper candles adds sweet perfume to the air.
Lighting the candles is something I love to do as the days begin to get shorter. Candles just create a warm and cozy atmosphere, don’t you think?
I found a white set of dishes at Target.com that I ordered. No, I really didn’t need more dishes. Heavens no. I just wanted them.
I ordered them with my frugal voice whispering “you know you don’t need this, Brenda.”
But I hushed that voice and ordered them anyway. And told myself that sometimes you just need a little splurge for no reason.
You can build many different tablescapes with white dishes as the base. Adding neutral dishware highlights your more colorful dishes.
Elizabeth at Pine Corns And Acorns does this, and it sounded like such a wonderful idea that, yes, I will copy her idea!
I loved her post yesterday showing gorgeous fall dishes from Williams-Sonoma. Go over and take a look.
Below is the set I ordered.
This week I want you to do something nice for yourself.
You work hard as a homemaker and often don’t get a lot of credit for doing so. Some of you also work outside the home and then put on your homemaker hat as well.
So splurge on a little something for yourself for no reason. Just because.
One of you (I think it is Carol) calls splurging on things “blame it on Brenda.”
So get something nice for yourself and blame it on me. Temporarily hush your frugal voice and just do it.
I want you to tell me what you splurged on! So there’s no getting out of it.