We're hosting a birthday Party tonight for our friend Barry. When I host a do, it's always somewhat casual. Since I had a 5 minute wedding that cost $15.00, I didn't have a registry and therefore never had fancy china and matchy silverware. Tonight I am using my vintage flea market Buffalo China, a paisley block printed tablecloth, and some bright Indian napkins mixed in with some grey linen ones.
Because my house is rather small, I only have 4 matching chairs, so one side of the table sits on white slip covered chairs and the other side on the leather chairs from the kitchen. Women on the left, men on the right I say. The pretty candle stick is a second hand find. If I was to liken myself to a TV personality, it would be Ina Garten but with more of a hippy flair, and I think that is reflected in my oh so casual table setting.
I've added $20.00 worth of supermarket flowers all re-potted in white earthenware bowls and I made sure the chalk is out in the little silver cup so people can write their real thoughts on the blackboard that is right behind these leather chairs. I may have to erase it in the morning.