In other junky news this week, I recently (finally!) joined the cloth napkin club by winning this delightful auction on Ebay - a set of four lively "Vera" napkins with a wonderful butterfly-and-foliage pattern! They are about 15 inches square - this photo doesn't do justice to the colors, which are bright without being overblown or too neon-ish:
Of course, I opened them up immediately upon receipt and tried out the artichoke napkin fold shown over at Between Naps on the Porch:
Looks lovely, can't wait to set the table with them!
And finally, I wanted to be sure to mention the delightful lunch I had a couple of weeks ago with Beth from Food As Art! In reading her blog I had discovered that Beth and I have several favorite dinnerware patterns in common, and that she lived close by! We got together for lunch and had a great time chatting about her work, my work, her volunteering efforts (on behalf of animal shelters!), gardening, and of course - thrifting! Beth, it was sheer delight to meet you and I hope we can get together again soon!
More soon -