Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Grandmother's Linens

A lengthy and entertaining dialogue with the offspring has greatly simplified my tabletop systems. I overheard a classic kitchen revolt some holiday months ago and learned that the volunteer scullion was disinclined to spend a quarter of the visit washing dishes.

It came time to set a special table recently, and I dug out a hand-embroidered linen cloth and napkin set, deciding to use both the napkins and cloth because it was time to wash the scent of storage drawer out of the linen. I don't usually combine an embroidered cloth and its napkins because it's over-rich for my taste. I spread the cloth on a side table, aka folding office table, to set the buffet and placed the napkins on a round, bare central table. Good time had by all -30-

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