One of the things I love the very most about retirement is having time each day to set a table worthy of Steve's wonderful meals.
I love the feel and look of this table runner, a $10 TJ Maxx find last Saturday.
Originally my plan was to use a favorite yellow dish for the center piece,
but in the hunt through cupboards for things to fill the yellow dish, I came across wooden dice and a tic tac toe board.
The dice and board led to a completely different table setting.
Linen napkins I stenciled last summer almost match the table runner.
Favorite red square plates have a black edge which pairs nicely with my new black flatware.
I had planned to use my mercury glass candlesticks, but the color of the starfish candlesticks works better with the table runner.
When I worked full time, I always used cloth napkins and candlesticks, but unless we were having guests for dinner, I didn't usually take the time for a centerpiece.
Now I have the leisure to try different table settings every night.
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