Yes, I'm still going on about this. We're on to winter now!
We did something we haven't done in years: hosted an adult dinner party. I have been hesitant to talk about this because we only invited as many friends as we could sit at one table, and believe me when I say we barely skimmed the bucket of friends we would have liked to have over. So if you weren't invited, and you probably weren't, no hard feelings. I mean we didn't really even like the guests who did come over!
Here is the basic table, china, charger, silver, everything you need besides the napkin. It's nice but boring.
Now here is the same table, only jazzersized up with candles and I walked around the house and collected all the silver and white Christmas decorations I already owned.
In haste I sent this picture to my Grandma and asked "what should I edit? It's too much, right?"
The white feather trees were a little too tall to talk over, so once we all sat down I replaced them with the bunch of babies-breathe you see on the back buffet.
Something I'll never do again because they take so long: instead standard place card holders, I painted a peg-person ornament for each guest. Again, I ran this past my Grandma who I thought would talk me out of it, but instead she talked me into it. "They'll probably forget about the food you served, but will remember their ornament every year."
Here is where I wish I had thought ahead: I was planning on putting each peg-person in a little white box and tying it with a silver ribbon. Like little white coffins on each plate. But Justin said No! Let the guests find them self on the table, standing on a plate! Which was a great idea, only I had painted the guests in clothing they usually wore, and if I had thought they were going to be out in the open I would have painted them in white, gray, or blues to match the table. *Sigh*, you just can't think of it all. The real kick in the pants is that my guests showed up in, get this, color coordinated clothing! Noticing that I color coordinate my family each week for church, the guests conspired to color coordinate for the dinner party. They were in black, white, gray, or silver, which is to say they would have matched what their peg people were wearing!! I wouldn't have been able to handle it.
Coming up next, Woodland Valentines Table! Kidding. I think.