I love setting a pretty table. Cooking…not so much. Recently when my son, Tyler, spent the night with a friend, his mother told me that Tyler was going on and on about the dinner she made. She replied to Tyler, “Well your mom is a good cook too!”. Tyler said, “Really?”
Well, let’s just say I can decorate the heck out of the beautiful table that the distinctly average food sits upon. But we all have our different gifts, right?
This 4-part blog series exists to encourage us to use what we already have in decorating our homes. Being married to the penny pinching man that John is, I am faced with the continual challenge of decorating on a dime.
For this table setting I used these burlap placemats I purchased from the Etsy shop HeyYallandCo last year. I definitely spent more than I wanted to on them but we use them everyday. I make sure that any decor I use is also functional. I also took the time to spray them with 3M Scotchgard to avoid stains from my messy crew.