This weekend we hosted my cousin and her fiance for dinner.
Being as Valentine’s Day is just a few days away I went all out with the romantic theme.
I spotted these vintage, red dishes at my mother-in-law’s house a few months ago.
Caring is sharing…she’z coo like dat.
When you have kids you quickly learn how impractical and high maintenance table cloths are.
So instead, I used something a little different and you won’t believe where it came from…
Good old Hole Depot.
The last time I was there I noticed this big roll of paper sitting at the exit for use if you need to line the bed of your truck or use it to keep from keep your hammer from clanking around?…I’m reaching, I know.
I knew I could use it for something crafty one day so I rolled up some paper and took it home.
I love a
good free deal.
Turns out, loading station paper makes a great table runner / table cloth.
Instead of decking my table out with fancy place mats, I drew them on instead.
And, instead of place cards I simply wrote my guests names right by their faux place mat with a white colored pencil.
You’d laugh at how many audio visual carts I’ve collected from school auctions.
Well, here’s another one turned bar cart.
For the center piece I picked up a $ .51 piece of wood from the cast-off pile at Home Depot and filled my beloved milk-glass glasses with grocery store roses.
For dessert I dipped my own strawberries in chocolate.
Then I picked up these individual, mini-cakes at Whole Foods that were too cute to pass up.
The fun was watching everyone “hem” and “haw” over which one to pick. Then we all taste-tested each other’s.
It was a lovely evening.