Friday, August 7, 2009
Come Sit At Our Table
I never thought that napkins, place mats and napkin holders could be so exciting!
I was actually too embarassed to show a "before" picture... there were probably 15 books stacked one on top of the other, a month's worth of spam snail-mail, and some of Russell's t-shirts all just sitting on top of our table. It was so upsetting to me that it actually made me cry. I just kept cleaning and cleaning and cleaning it, and somehow within a week or two it would become a heaping pile of mess all over again.
After cleaning it off himself, Russell came up with the brilliant idea to permanently set the table, which would physically prevent anyone from just tossing their junk on top of it.
We both had different ideas and visions for what we wanted, but (just like everything else in marriage) we compromised .
Russell was looking for more of an Oriental and elegant setting, I wanted my usual tribal/Hawaiian/bohemian look. He had already bought me the dishes, bowls and cups as a Christmas gift, so we just needed to match the accessories to them. I think we came to a nice compromise.
I'm sooooo happy that we won't have to clear off that table again... and even happier that I won't be embarassed every time we have guests!