Today I decided to do a tablescape. I haven’t done one of those in quite a long time.
It has been raining, raining and raining some more. The skies are gray and overcast and the photos are a bit dim. Sorry about that.
I decided to put this red and white oil cloth I found in the closet (you must think my closets are quite vast. Actually I have two walk-in closets in my bedroom).
I decided in the current circumstances that it might be easier to clean oil cloth instead of wood.
This is a bit boho and a bit country cottage. I like all those styles. I don’t try to decorate in just one style. I just use and combine what I like.
Unfortunately I was unable to find my cloth napkins. Oh, how do I lose so many things in a one bedroom apartment? So I used some dish clothes instead.
As I was starting to put this together, I noticed that these red and white plates, which one of you gifted me four of long ago, look very much like my curtains.
If you live in a small space home, mirrors are a great item to put on your walls or even just lean against the wall.
In the reflection they amplify your space and make it seem larger than it is.
I didn’t dare light the candles in the vintage muffin tin. Charlie has a harder time breathing when the weather is like this. I didn’t want to add to that with scent and smoke.
This could be for a romantic dinner for two. Or just something a little special for you and a friend or neighbor for afternoon tea (during the times when we can gather together again).
The red and white combination is pleasing to my eye. Then there’s the many colors and patterns of the boho quilt on the wall.
If you have quilts that you love think about adding them to the wall. If they’re not much more than throw size, just tack them up with thumb tacks. That’s what I did.
In these trying times, you might just lay out a nice tablescape for yourself.
Take care of you. And in taking care of yourself, you will feel calmer and less stressed.
You deserve to have pretty things around you. Don’t think that just because no one else will see it that it isn’t worth doing.
It is so very important to do nice things for your own enjoyment. Maybe you live alone like I do. Then it’s an even better reason to set a pretty table that makes you smile.
Fix yourself tea or coffee and enjoy something you’ve baked.
Let yourself relax and appreciate that your home is your sanctuary in good times and bad. Home is where we hang our hat and fix our meals and rest in sleep.
Home is where we most belong.