So today is kind of a big day.
I’ve been rehabbing my knee three days a week with a therapist that I’m pretty sure has intentions to snap my leg in half.
And today is the day we take the wheelchair back to the rental place.
I’m still on crutches for another two months (at least), but as of today, I’m a big girl now and I can’t be pushed around by my hubby anymore.
I have mixed feelings about all this.
Yes, I’m glad to have more mobility and freedom.
But, shopping trips on crutches equals no fun.
So yesterday, we took one last Target trip.
My last Target trip for two months.
And let me tell ya, I did it up.
I rolled through every single aisle.
I looked at every single thing.
And then I came home to admire all my new beauties.
Along with a bunch of random hair care products, 4th of July decorations (yes, I know it’s May 16…), a magazine, a dvd, and some snacks, I came home with a gorgeous table runner, 8 fabulous cloth napkins, and the prettiest galvanized metal tray I’ve ever seen my whole history of life.
Of course, the table runner and new tray centerpiece had to go in the dining room.
I could have stopped there.
I should have stopped there.
I should have just plopped the cloth napkins in the basket in my laundry room with the other hundred I already own.
I could have filled the tray with some paper napkins, salt and pepper shakers, and maybe a candle to make it fancy.
And I probably didn’t need to restyle all the shelves on the dining room hutch either.
But instead, I set up a party table for a party I’m not even having.
I stuffed the cloth napkins inside Mason jars.
One, because I love Mason jars. And two, because how cool is it that these hypothetical party guests would already have their napkin and drinking glass all in one place?
I broke out the antique gold flatware I scored at an antique store for an amazing price.
Because they match the tray, of course.
And because I am a little obsessed with them.
And how convenient (and AWESOME) is it that the little sleeve that kept the napkins together fit perfectly around a large Mason jar?
It’s like a cute little dress on an otherwise naked flatware holder.
If I actually had real people over to enjoy this table, I would have added little tags to the jars with their names on them.
I probably would have washed the dusty jars, too.
And after I spent all this time setting up a pretty little pre-summer tablescape for a party I’m not even having, I shot a few photos, repolished the flatware, then put everything away.
Then I restyled my hutch shelves.
And styled the tiered tray centerpiece.
Four more times.
Then I sat down with my fresh clean notebook and my smooth as butter gel pen…
and I planned a party.
So get ready friends and family, because in two to three months you’re going to see this exact same tablescape all over again.
With real food and clean jars.