Some days I am more creative than others and today, my creativity was simply in setting a nice table for Steve's meal of beef stroganoff - one of my favorite of his dishes.
Over the last few weeks, I have been organizing the attic and I came across remnants from the summer I made the slipcovers for our sofa.
I took a couple of remnants and tore the fabric to make fringed place mats and painted words on them.
I didn't have fabric to make a third place mat so Be Merry had to be written on a sign.
To add blue to the table, I used my very favorite polka dot Sabre flatware.
With the table set, I had time on my hands before volleyball practice so I headed to TJ Maxx to browse.
I found some really fun tea towels.
Steve doesn't like me to cover up the table he built with tablecloths so the yellow striped tea towel will be used as a table runner - I love the fringe on the edges.
I bought three sets of the Wine Is Happiness tea towels - one for my next door neighbor who shares the same color palette as me and the other two for me to cut up to make placemats.
The aqua set of tea towels will go in KC's Easter basket because they are perfect with her color scheme.
I will leave you with my disaster for the day - making lemon bars from the bag of myers lemons a friend dropped off.
The bars were delicious so I made three plates - one for my next door neighbor, one for my volleyball team and one to take across the street to a neighbor.
I took the plate of lemon bars across the street and when I got back, this is all that was left of the other two plates - 7 lemon bars.
This little face looked up at me - covered with powdered sugar - I guess Lulu thought she should Eat Drink & Be Merry too!
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