Right off of the kitchen there is a little nook that our family enjoys the majority of our meals. It is a bright sunny spot that looks out onto the pool. I found the table at a discount store a few years ago. I am thinking about painting the thrifted antique bentwood chairs to match the table legs. What do you think?
In an effort to be more environmentally conscience we use washable placemats and napkins. They are changed out every Saturday. (Unless there is an episode of spilt milk.) I adore this vintage linen set. It makes me happy to set a pretty table and takes just 5 minutes to do so. I know many families with kids hesitate to use nice things but in the end they are just things. Even children appreciate a lovely table and believe it or not, learn to respect the pretty. Although by the end of the week the reality is that the linens need a good soaking in oxy clean. :)
We found our everyday dishes over 10 years ago while living in Germany. The drinking glasses were bought for a song at T J Maxx several years ago. As I Francophile I love the fleur de lis emblem. However my cub scout and his pack leader dad call them the Boy Scout glasses.
I recently made the napkin rings HERE.
I couldn’t pass up this thrift store spoon and fork with an “L” monogram.
Although grocery stores such as Trader Joe’s and Fresh and Easy occasionally provide a $5 centerpiece for the table, I love the current terrarium that adds a springtime focal point.
Tomorrow I will share a step by step tutorial on how to create your own bit of potted bliss.