Life’s too short not to have a pretty table!
I love to decorate my tables. Those who know me well know that about me. I change out for seasons, for holidays, for national day celebrations. Just something fun and frankly, a little hobby of mine.
I don’t really have “good dishes”. No china. Just everyday Corelle® dishes and lots of fun plates from Big Lots, Target and WalMart stores.
A decorated table makes me so happy. It brings me JOY and lets me celebrate fun each day. I don’t really have that many dishes but rather several dinner size plates of various colors mixed with different colored salad plates and multiple things to use as little decorative “toppers”, if you will. I just mix and match depending on the color and theme I choose.
These pictures show my latest colorful table setting in my kitchen and dining room. The tea cup was my sister’s, and I added it to join the colorful teapot as a centerpiece. The tulip bowl was a fun find at Target for a couple bucks.
I can hear people now……..”but don’t you have to move them every time you sit down to eat?” And the answer is “Yes, I do.” But 30 seconds to stack the place settings on the counter each day compared to hours a day of enjoying the tablescape is well worth it to me.
(*Not to mention, it keeps people from piling things on the table so as not to mess up the pretty display. Win/win!)
Whatever it is today that brings you JOY but may not be “practical”, find a way to incorporate it into your day.
Because sometimes…. life is too short to be practical.