Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Dinner Table Gets a Make Over

Like everyone else out there, we've been pummeled by some oppressive heat this summer. So bad that we actually didn't even want to go outdoors a few days. And since I've been a little lacking on the creative home front. And my word this year IS create. I picked up some fun fabrics and made some summery place mats and napkins to cheer up the place.

It's been so nice to actually sit down as a family and eat a meal together. I swear this rarely happens during the school year. So we've been working on making the occasion a little more special.

With fresh cut flowers. From my neighbor's yard. shhh....

The new place mats and napkins.



And some food. That we actually cooked. On the stove.

Oh...and I know there's not a clear photo of the glasses. But these little glasses with the stars on them? Probably my all-time favorite Good Will score ever! They came in a set of 16. YES....SIXTEEN! When does Good Will have a set of SIXTEEN super cool glasses?!?! All for $4.25?! I had just returned some little vino glasses to Pottery Barn that cost more than that for one. And they weren't anywhere near as cool!

There's room at the table. Come on over and have dinner with us.

11 comments:

Debbie said...

Irresistible offer- I am on my way...
YUM!

Gabe said...

Love...

kim {the non-mom blogger} said...

I wanna come seeeee youuuuu!!!!

And not just because I love your table.

Megan said...

So pretty...I am table scape challenged! My first question was where did you get those glasses! What a score and even better that they are unique! I want to come for dinner!

Caroline said...

OMG...I am going to have my daughter make me some place mats (she actually knows how to use a sewing machine!). I steal Russian Sage from my neighbor all the time (shhhh) she has soooo much growing, I consider what I do "pruning" LOL

Sheryl said...

There's nothing like napkins to jazz up the dinner table! Why do I never find glasses like that in our thrift stores? No fair.

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I am heading over. I love your napkin place-mat set up! And the glasses!? Score! I usually piece together several plainish looking ones in order to get a "set". I did find a "set" of wine glasses that were .25 each!

Cindy said...

hi kim!!!
so funny you mentioned those glasses cause after i admired your placemat handy work they are the first thing i noticed!! so beautiful!!! goodwill run for me today cause ya just never know right!?!?:)
have a happy day kim

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

You are inspiring me!

Nicolle said...

The colors on your table are gorgeous! I'm a little jealous. :) SOOOO pretty. I also love the salsa jar as a vase. I'm going to do that.

xo

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

Such a pretty table!! Good job on "create"!!! Love your pics! hugs, cathy