I tend to dive into projects as a way of distracting myself. It works for me. It’s not denial. It’s healthy. It’s productive and more often than not it’s fun too. I know the lanterns are a little off center, the table will be dragged out to sit underneath it to give my guests a little more room. The 2 seater sofa will be pushed in front of the TV to open up the room a little more. I polished all the silverware and the candelabra. Everything just gleams.
No really. I bought a Napkin Folding book from my favourite discount bookstore the other day and I now plan on folding orchids that sit in the glasses. Sweet. I prepared the napkins last night as per my previous arrangement of putting it between the soup bowl and the dinner plate. It didn’t look right.
I was having difficulty adding more teal blue to the table scape. There wasn’t enough room for my teal tea light holders. I didn’t want to embellish my fave white napkins (that are soooo soft, black ones felt like crap so I didn’t buy them) and the flowers I plan to buy will be white. I bought the little matching Italian Crystal Vases $5 each from the Op Shop. Anway, So the clever little chic I am, decided to wrap bands of ribbon (same as on the gift boxes) around the white taper candles. Can anyone say HOT!
Steve worked till midnight last night so I was very lonely and bored with TV. Everything I could possibly to do the table was done. As I’m not well enough to drive to IKEA this week and I couldn’t buy my much wanted curtains before the party, I wanted to figure out a way to jazz up the bland windows all the same. I have 10 tall slim glasses that I never use in my kitchen (I have a lot of glasses, its one of my “things”) so feeling inspired I wrapped tissue paper around the outside, wrapped a band of ribbon around it and popped a tea light candle inside.
HINT: A great way to light hard to reach candle wicks is to light the end of a piece of spaghetti. It burns slowly and is very effective. Also remember to keep your wicks at 5mm as it creates a more even burn.