Yup, it's all about living a charmed life on a shoestring, and actually using the good stuff. Feeling special. Everyday.
I was reading my sweet friend Carol's blog last week, (I love her style, her photography, and the fact that she is such a real and genuinely nice person, don't you?) and I absolutely fell in love with a table scape she had created for a luncheon for some friends. I especially loved her wicker trays she used as chargers under her plates. Oh, how I coveted them!
Not in my budget, (Around $5 each, and you had to buy 8 of them, plus there would be a shipping charge...) but I couldn't quit thinking about them. Then, while out thrifting, (at the Vancouver Goodwill...) I ran across some very similar basket trays, priced at just 99 cents each!...okay, so hers are square and dark and mine are round and light, but still....the very same concept. I grabbed 'em up, and I'm breaking one of them in today at breakfast. Look how great the handle works as a napkin ring....
I usually have the same thing each morning....vanilla yogurt, (with almond vanilla granola) a banana and a hot cocoa. (which I usually eat standing over the sink while Moose peers around the corner into the kitchen hoping for some crumb to fall to the floor.) Not today. Today I am going to enjoy a leisurely breakfast with myself, sitting at my charming little table, listening to Norah Jones latest CD, watching the rain fall, and thinking about all of my lil' grandbabies. (Pictures coming of sweet, sweet brand new Bronson Cole...gosh, it's hard when they live in another state!)
*sigh* I think I could get used to doing breakfast this way.
(I've added this post to Tablescape Thursdays...)