As you all know by now I don’t enjoy cooking dinner but I what I do enjoy is the organizing of dinner. From spending hours pouring over recipes books trying to select just the right menu to setting and decorating the table. I love a pretty table and I especially love the diversion it provides from my lack of cooking ability. It’s sort of like how a great pair of jeans can make you look 10 pounds lighter. It’s all in the camouflage.
So in preparation of Christmas and my table setting magic I needed to figure out if I
could run right out should purchase anything new this year in way of table linens to add to my collection. The problem is when I opened the bottom of my china cabinet this is what I found:
Hard to tell what I have in that mess. Napkin rings were spread out over both shelves, placemat sets were broken up, not to mention all the tablecloths I owned that hadn’t dressed a table in a number of years. It was time for a clean out. I started by pulling everything out and sorting it all by type. Then I did some weeding and purging before adding some of my favorite plastic shoebox containers. These are perfect to contain my napkins and napkin rings and to create some boundaries and limits to what I buy in the future. I also love how neatly they stack and pull out when it’s time to do my thing with the table.
I’m so excited at all the extra space I created
for more shopping!
Anyone else enjoy setting the table more than the actual making of the meal?