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I Learned the Importance of Setting a Table from my Mother

June 04, 2012


It doesn’t take much to create the mood, she explained, but it’s essential to making your guests feel special.


I discovered that there is no right way to set a table.  I combine anything that I think will add interest and also be functional for my needs.


My brother-in-law recently made a beautiful new top to expand the table on our deck. We can now fit everyone without squeezing people into place. What I hadn’t taken into account was that my tablecloths were no longer long enough. Whoops! The easy solution was to use more than one tablecloth to create a patchwork of patterns and color.


It’s funny how it is always the unexpected problems that lead to interesting solutions.



 Have you found great solutions to unforeseen problems?






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