I got these red goblets a few years back. They were sort of an unnecessary splurge, but I have used them and used them and used them. They go with a fall table scape, Christmas, a special tea, 4th of July and so on and so on. The red silverware is the same story except that it's my daughter's and I will have to part with it when she moves out. Darn, maybe she'll let me keep them. I will buy her a new set.
We stopped in at Tuesday Morning on our way home today, and they had this adorable little cupcake holder. I saw one of these on Miss Mustard Seed's blog and fell in love with it. Isn't it darling? It came with a little dome, but the dome wouldn't fit over the Crumbs cupcake. These are mega cupcakes. Certainly enough for two.
Now check out these napkin rings. I love to go to high end specialty shops to get ideas. There is one in particular that I go to that carries a lot of French items and her specialty is kitchen design (wish I could show you some of her designs). She does over-the-top table scapes and in one of them last year she had some incredible geranium napkin rings. It was love at first sight for me. They were gorgeous! I checked out the price and they were $39. That's right. That was for one napkin ring. Yikes! A little over my budget. Granted hers were velvet, but still. So yesterday I wanted to use that type of napkin ring for my table scape. I rummaged around and found two fat curtain hanger loops with a clip on them. I cut off the clip and wrapped floral tape around them. You could use velvet or grosgrain ribbon to make them a little classier, but for spring floral tape was in order. Then I rummaged in my "silk" pile and found a geranium sprig. It had two flowers on it. That was all I needed to complete the look. The wire was still poking up where I cut the clip off so I plucked the flower off of its stem and plopped it onto the wire and hot glued it. They are actually very secure on there.
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