July 29, 2011

Everyone needs a little magic!

backyard table ideasI love to make things feel special.  Magical even.  And I LOVE being able to use things I already have to do that.

So the other night, when I had my neighbors over for a barbecue, I couldn’t wait to put together something cute for the table.  Side note… we had the best burgers I’ve ever had that night.  I made the patties myself adding a little Worcestershire sauce, salt & pepper, fresh basil from my yard and feta.  OH. MY. GOODNESS.  Delish!

Anyway, I didn’t have a table cloth long enough for the table I was using.  Luckily I had a roll of brown kraft paper which was exactly the same width as the table.  Nice!  Then I set the table with a few doilies, some mason jars with candles, a little greenery I picked, some succulents I had and some billy balls.  Billy balls are just happy little things, aren’t they?

backyard table ideas3backyard table ideas4I left everything out overnight and thought I would take photos of it the next night (although, without the place settings).  I’ve been having a little trouble with stray cats in the back yard lately.  I didn’t really think it was trouble until I came out to take photos and found this.

backyard table ideas2One of the cats ate through my doilie!!!!!  It must have gotten something delicious dripped on it.  Grrrrrr.

Oh well.  It was still a wonderful evening with friends and it all looked magical.

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