One of my favorite things to do is decorate my dining table. Somewhere in my adult life I made up a "Lady's Rule #?... Never have an undressed Dining Table... always be ready to host anyone who walks through your door"
So today, I updated my Wintry mix of candles, gold, greenery, etc... to a fresh upbeat Spring look. The first a foremost rule is to never spend any money that day on the table. I always keep my eyes open for unique off the wall items that might turn into a very eclectic table setting in the future when I am out thrift shopping. Part of the fun that I have is searching the house for a theme or treasures that would bring an interesting conversation to the table, today it was Old Books.
I had some old books that were left on a bookshelf after my Grandfather passed away and I had displayed them on a shelf, but it was time for others to see them up close and personal. Today, I have REPURPOSED the old into something new!
Here is a picture of the whole table
I started with a table runner and added some dimension to it by adding lacy place-mats under it. Then I stood back to take a look, then I started to add a little of this and a little of that. I usually plan a good couple of hours of fidgeting with it and I usually come back to it over the course of a couple of days until I have it just right!
Some of the items that I used:
Bird Music Figurines
Fresh Flowers from the Neighbors Yard
(please secure this part of the table after dark and make sure they aren't invited to dinner)
Green Napkins with Wooden Rings
Old and I mean Really Old Books!
|I never make one place-setting look like another - I usually just place items in different arrangements|
|Thank you neighbor on the left|
|Thank you neighbor on the right|
I am sure that this won't be the way it looks in the end, if I have time and the boys are running crazy around the house, I would like to add bows to my vases, maybe some kind of bow or lace tied around the chairs and I would like to add a couple individual stems of flowers to each place-setting...
Now I have to swing on in to the kitchen and cook something to serve!