Setting the table each day is an opportunity to use your imagination, and exploit the possibilities of items stored away and long forgotten. “Shop your closet’ is not just a cute turn of phrase suggesting frugality, it is a summons to experiment, be adventurous, bring some excitement to the table.
The entire planning process is a creative exercise, one that often begins and ends with, What is my table going to look like? How is it going to be set? What linens shall I use? Whatever the final decision for the evening, you can rest assured that it began meditatively staring into the drawers of my linen cabinet, contemplating a scheme.
There is always new territory to explore, some new colored linen to try, a new monogram style, an appliqué, a twisted thread combination that has always intrigued me.
“The real art of living is to make everyday life wonderful”– Pearl S. Buck
We have three opportunities a day to set the table, so why not just give it a go!?