Retirement is a wonderful thing, especially this time of year. It means I don’t have to venture out into bone chilling weather unless I really want to. And when it’s 7 degrees I really don’t want to. We haven’t had lots of snow, thankfully, but the cold temps are wicked. It’s nice to be on the inside looking out.
One challenge I am dealing with is a retirement mentality. Meaning that since I don’t have to go to work I don’t have to do anything but take up space and time. In other words be lazy. My intention is not to cram more into my waking hours than necessary because my corner of the couch, and my blankie is nice and cozy these days.
Energy begets energy so I got into motion by putting this table together. When deciding what the color scheme would be my eyes landed on this set of dishes and I thought, “why not”. There are cool undertones so it fits with this time of year. Honestly, if it didn’t fit I probably would have used it anyway.
The lavender cloth is from Smarty Had a Party. If you haven’t checked them out yet please do. Their prices are reasonable and they have a huge selection. I scored the chargers at Michael’s a couple of years ago and if memory serves me they were only a buck each. When I use dinnerware that doesn’t grace my table often I always vow to use it more. Consider this yet another vow. I bought these at Burlington’s and the set was under $25.00. The name of this set is Naiara; hence the name of the post.
My first inclination was to use the matching napkins to the tablecloth. I also pulled the napkins shown here to see if they would work. Personally I think they work with the whole table. The fact that I only paid $1.44 for a set of six at the thrift store elevates them to rock star level.
The grey flatware also came from Burlington’s a couple of years ago. I am so in love with the crystal look goblets and tumblers and they will never have to worry about being used. These little lovelies work well in most settings. Speaking of Burlington’s the purple on the rocks glasses came from there as well.
With the exception of the fan taper holders which I got a garage sale, the rest of the centerpiece came from my favorite grocery store on the planet:\; Meijer’s. The total cost for the flowers in the white vase, garland, tapers and glass bowl was under $15.00. That’s what I call a bargain!
If you’re a regular reader you might be wondering why I’m posting tablescapes over here. I’ll tell you all about it real soon. In the meantime stay warm and think happy thoughts.
Partying with my peeps at the following blogs:
House of Hipsters