Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fun setting the table...

True confession.
I have not in the past enjoyed setting the table, and because my heart has not been in it, I have mostly done it carelessly.   I say this with sadness.   I have not loved my calling at home as I should.
Nancy Wilson recently inspired me to set the table for Thanksgiving more carefully than I ever have. Look here for her article:
It was too late to get tulips (my favorite flowers) but I dug out a pretty tablecloth and placed a fall themed runner with candles.  I put a blooming African Violet in the middle, and it was really quite lovely.  (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture.)  I have become so practical that I gave away a lovely pink tablecloth with napkins that we got for our wedding.
I am actually excited about taking better care of my home.  I want to make it a place where my husband and children love to be.  And I have a plaque about an unseen guest.....


  1. Hi Jeannette! Wow, I can relate. I'm the same with Christmas decorating and I'm sure it has everything to do with the fact we never had it when we were growing up. Sometimes it seems like fluff, but when you see eyes light up with excitement, then you know the effort is worth it!
    Your sis, C.

  2. Yes, it is worth it -- even if it is impractical :)