Good morning! This is a little long so you might need coffee!!!
I just want you to know I am not above lying to myself. I make effort to be truthful to all my family and friends, but when it comes down to me? Ummm... not as much. So recently I resorted to a tiny bit of retail therapy under the guise of "possibly" getting in some early Christmas shopping.
Well, no. I am probably NOT giving any of my stash away... So farewell to the Santa aspect of my purchases! I want it all! lolol... Little greedy mice have to admit it when they are hogging the cheese!
First, I did not spend a ton. Second, I supported some independent private artisans from Ebay and Etsy. Third, I think I deserved it... lol
My first haul is the only one that has arrived so far! Those of you who have followed me for long remember how much joy I derived from tablescapes and little parties at my table. All through my years of caring and helping Mom I was always changing out our dishes, "ordering dishes," and having little parties. Boom! The pandemic screeched the brakes on that ---for sure! So I have been enjoying my old, old red table in the kitchen... just for me. We eat the only meal (I say "meal" loosely if you can call keto a meal. Is there a meal really without a potato? lol) in the living room watching a TV show...
So, I have been loving the old table I inherited from my great grandmother in the mornings with my journals or devotions, in the daylight with my cards, letters, (bills) and notes... and at night with candles and magical dreaming... Long story short... I decided to choose some cute center quilted table mats for sparkling up the seasons and days. I found a really reasonable and prolific seamstress on Ebay HERE ....
Welcome to my table, said the spider to the fly!
These are a bit creased from the mail and the cabinet I use for storage,,, Each one is reversible so I got only half as many as it seems!
Valentine or Summer
Autumn or Summer. The pumpkin syrup gets a B/B+
Love little mug mats ... all yellow print on reverse
But first, Coffee!
So... that's my stash... Ready for a table, a cabinet, a basket topper. Hope you enjoyed!
Whimsy and Hugs!