Sometimes I start to mutter, "Why did I collect all this stuff in the first place?"
Then, the next time I have a guest, I remember. Even a glass of water looks nicer when poured from a special pitcher.
Below, half a pear sliced thin, a handful of grapes, crackers with cheese, cream wafer rolls from Aldi.
One of my husband's coworkers brought her daughter--the bride--over. They wanted a catered breakfast for the mothers and bridesmaids at the salon, but couldn't work out the logistics.
As our gift, I offered to prepare, set up, and serve breakfast while they have their hair styled.
... a good excuse to polish the silver and set up a folding bistro table, so they could check the size while we planned a menu.
My mom helped me clean the house and brought some serving pieces over. Most of these were $1 bargains that have been stowed at her house. Now I have to make room for it all--in my house!