Like so many others, I’ve spent hours in front of the TV waiting for the outcome of the election. Enough is enough so today I’m going for a walk on a beautiful Maine day, touching base with friends and just because I want to, setting a table. It will feel good to have these diversions.
In the last few days, temperatures have dipped into the 20’s at night bringing with them hard freezes that have decimated any remaining blooms in the yard. Fortunately, some from weeks earlier have dried nicely. These are placed in small bottles which are then inserted into these textured tin vessels. Looking outside I see that the colors are the same as the leaves carpeting the yard.
Too, there are a couple of blackbirds flitting from one tree to another which inspired putting their fake cousins into the mix. Isn’’t it amazing how one thing leads to another?
Any dishes would work with such a neutral centerpiece. These were chosen for no reason other than they felt right.
For sure, they made choosing accessories quite easy. The end result is an exercise in mixing and matching in a way that is cohesive and not at all fussy. I’m hoping the same can define election results!
It’s not usual that I set a table without purpose. No one will be sitting here tonight, but it will be ready for the next who join for an evening of food and conversation.