Thursday, August 30, 2012

Impromptu Special Occasion

Yesterday my sister Anne came over and we decided to order Chinese takeout for dinner. It wasn't a fancy meal or a special occasion, but I decided to whip out the vintage embroidered tablecloth I got at a flea market this summer - there is no time like the present!

The fringe trim on this tablecloth makes my heart skip.

I set the table with two blue and white plates from my set of mismatched dinnerware, basic white cloth napkins, and my everyday stemless wine glasses.

I put all the takeout cartons on a large white platter in the center of the table.  

This dinner felt really special, and the setup and clean up only took a few extra minutes. I love the idea of turning ordinary moments into special occasions - I'd like to find ways to do this more.

Here's an idea: 
"Always keep a bottle of champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you’ve got a bottle of champagne in the fridge" - Hester Browne

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