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Setting Your Table

When I have people over for dinner for a special occasion like, oh I don’t know…Christmas, I like to add a little something  extra to my table decor. Sometimes it’s a lot of something special, but when I just want a quick pop of fancy I like to use  Kitchen Papers. They have a little bit of everything, place cards, table runners, place mats, napkins, etc. I get complements every time I use them. Bonus, they’re disposable so you don’t have to worry about spills or stains; heck if any of that happens you can just grab another sheet. I got my Kitchen papers from a few of the specialty shops around town, but if you can’t locate any, they’re also available at Hester & Cook.

Kitchen Paper 12

Kitchen Paper 13Kitchen Paper 1 Kitchen Paper 3

Kitchen Paper 10 Kitchen Paper 9 Kitchen Paper 5 Kitchen Paper 4

Kitchen Paper 8 Kitchen Paper 7 Kitchen Paper 6 Kitchen Paper 11

A little something from for everyone right? What are you putting on your holiday table?


Images from Hester & Cook.


Free Stuff!!!

Being a bargain shopper born and bred, I look for deals, coupons or free samples without even meaning to. It’s a difficult thing to balance. While it is great to find an amazing deal on something, it is only worthwhile if it was something you intended on purchasing in the first place. It’s one of the big reasons I am so keen on purging some of the less desirable items from my closet.  A lot of what I have was purchased because it was on sale. There are some great pieces like the gorgeous violet sheath that I bought for Andy’s sister’s wedding, and then there are some things like the crazy green ruffle tank from two years ago that I’ve never even taken the $2 price tag off of.

The internet can be the same way, lots of designer/artists/illustrators offer free tools for programs like Photoshop and templates for crafters. But unless you really need 47 different types of arrows or 123 new fonts, don’t waste your memory space.  But like any bargain shopping, occasionally you find something truly perfect. Like these free (man I love that word) printable placemats from The Pretty Blog.

Cutlery Placemat
Teapot Placemat
Flourish Placemat

This is perfect way to spruce up you place setting, inexpensive and disposable. These placemats are crisp and clean on bright white, but they would look lovely in pastels, ivory or even neon.  You could even take the artists advice and take it one step further, and print these lovely images onto reverse transfer paper and iron onto plain cloth placemats.

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