May has been a crazy month -
a quick day trip to San Francisco, and
a long weekend at a conference in Dallas, Texas.
But, this weekend is mine.
We have nothing planned this weekend other than the annual Brunswick Lane Memorial Day Street Party.
After a stroll through Farmer's Market, I had several hours to myself while Steve was playing tennis.
I was doing laundry and cleaning up the workbench in the garage and came across a blue bucket and some flags.
I thought I might use the bucket and flags to create a Memorial Day table for dinner.
I remembered some napkins I bought at Target on sale last summer and never used.
When I looked for the napkins, I found the red checkered tablecloth.
We don't use the big red plates, a T J Maxx find, very often because we try to do "small" plates so we eat less.
I set out the plates and couldn't settle on a way to fold the napkins.
I finally decided to make a pocket, which I have never done.
My original plan was to create a centerpiece with the flags in the blue bucket, but it was just too plain.
These blue bottles were sitting on the window sill so I grabbed them and put them on the table.
A search through the garden provided red, white and blue flowers.
I remembered that I had some flags in my workspace that I bought last summer and never used.
I added a flag to each blue bottle.
Steve likes simple table settings-
he wants the presentation of his gourmet meal to be the highlight at the table.
I still had the flags, so I added them to a sand and shell filled glass and placed it on the windowsill.
My last detail was to change my Scrabble tiles
to honor KC's birthday.
The table was done and waiting for dinner.
Steve came home in a great mood from tennis (he won) and we drove to Agoura.
I bought some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for my next project.
Maybe I will paint tomorrow.
Maybe I won't.