|Simple Centerpiece: Flowers Floating in Jam Jars|
A Fancier TableAhem. One couldn't get much less fancy than we were. Our table serves as craft-central, lego construction site, and play-dough spaghetti factory. I'm usually pushing a popsicle stick creation out of the way, while scraping up glue stick residue as I set out our dishes. So far we've added place mats, cloth napkins, and the occasional center piece.
|Fancy (for Us): Napkins and Place Mat with our Salad Starter|
What I've noticed . . .
- The cloth napkins in particular seem to set a new tone for the kids, creating a bit of . . . . perhaps . . . respect ?? for the meal . . . I'm not sure . . .
- Making our table setting a bit more formal has created a pre-dinner job for my four year old--in which she's delighting.
- I love that they're figuring out how to use a napkin, setting them up to feel more comfortable at restaurants or holiday dinners.
|Apricots in a Contrasting Bowl: a Center Piece and Dessert|