Thursday, December 15, 2011
Besides, I love entertaining and decorating for all holidays and events, and in order to do that inexpensively, you must own the things you are using. I own round tables with their corresponding tablecloths, chairs, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, chafing dishes, serving platters, and the list goes on.
I don't like to share my items...and its not because I am selfish. It's mostly because if I lend my items, even to family, they don't come back in the same condition. Since most of my things were purchased in sets, if I start lending them out, I will have incomplete sets, broken items and my tables and events will not look the same. My tablecloths will get become worn out and ugly. I really do like to have my tables and decor looking perfect and beautiful.
I have purchased so many different holiday accessories over the years, that I think I've reached my limit. With what I bought this year, I think I will have to give away or keep some of my older things away next year, unless we buy a bigger house.
Another thing I discovered this year, from Ina Garten of the Barefoot Contessa, is to put light strands in vases and wrap them around tree branches. For many years during this time I collect Christmas tree branches and put them in vases as my natural foliage. This year I added the lights and they looked spectacular!!! I received many compliments on those.