Thursday, September 30, 2010
I had another almost free day today, nobody here, just me and the cat hanging around. I started cleaning a little but pretty soon got distracted. I have been meaning to revamp my table setting. It's getting a little old looking at the same thing day after day for a couple of years now. Plus the finish on the table is showing some damage, some scratches and thin places in spots, due to age and too much enthusiasm when it comes to cleaning. It needs a tablecloth. So I thought about what I had and went to check out my inventory. My linen closet is a mess, so I peered in and poked around some things and then caught sight of this piece of material. It's actually a shower curtain, brought home by my aunt as a gift to me, and purchased from Goodwill, I think. The great part? It only cost a buck. I have used it several times in different areas of my home and always intended its final home to be hanging above my fireplace mantel as a tapestry, but it will have to be altered for that because its too long. Meanwhile...It serves nicely here, with my grandmother's goblets, my other grandmother's silverware, and my other grandmother's (doesn't everybody have three grandmothers?) vanity mirror under the candles. I looked for a fall place setting amongst all of the settings I own, and would you believe I have everything EXCEPT fall. I have Christmas pine cones, spring roses, even sixties Metlox Poppytrail/Sculptured Daisy, but nothing appropriate for fall. So I just set the table without the plates for now. I love it. Everybody needs a little change now and then.