For years, after a birthday party, a graduation party, holidays, etc., I would store the leftover paper napkins and plates in a couple of drawers and in a cabinet. A few month ago, I decided to gather all of them up, put them in a large plastic container with a lid and put it on the shelf in a spare room closet. My reasoning was that if they were all together and in one place, I would be more inclined to check what I had before buying more.
I worked 4 very long days last week and the family started coming in Thursday night. I was mostly concerned about feeding everyone (and having fun!), so decorating the table for our Easter dinner Sat night got lost somewhere between cooking and hiding eggs!! :-) About an hour before we planned to eat, I decided I would look and see if, at the very least, I had some colorful napkins to use. As I looked through my stash, I found these:
Our daughter's birthday is in late March, so, many times in 24 years, her birthday has been very close to Easter. When she was 2 years old, I made a bunny cake for her birthday and, believe it or not, these are the napkins we used for her party!! Yep, 22 year old napkins! I showed them around and told the story before folding them and placing them at each seat. There were just enough! I grabbed the grandboy's basket overflowing with eggs and placed it in the center of the table. How's that for a tablescape? ha!ha! Nothing fancy, but I'll have to say, the "antique" napkins did make it sweet!
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