Decorating with Dish Towels
I’m sick of February.
The countdown is on for the end of February…and then it will be on again until about March 10th, when I expect to see some bulbs pushing up out of the faded mulch.
But until then, I felt like a change, and the buffet was the perfect spot for it.
I started with some dish towels. These aren’t just *any* dish towels, though. They’re special – handmade in fact, by my aunt, and given to us as a wedding shower gift. I’ve never decorated with them, but they turned out to be perfect.
They’re made out of feed sacks.
I have four of them, and since some are more faded, I picked out the three with the least-faded writing and arranged them as a sort of runner across our buffet.
I folded them diagonally to let the buffet’s pretty wood-grain show a bit.
And I added a few glass accessories (the mason jar hurricanes included, which are ridiculously versatile) as well as some folded cloth napkins with pretty spring colors.
I get a lot of questions about that framed prayer on the buffet.
It’s a Norwegian table prayer, also a wedding gift to us from an aunt. My mother’s side of the family is Norwegian and Swedish, though they identify most with their Norwegian heritage. This table prayer is becoming a traditional wedding gift in our family.
The prayer translates as:
In Jesus’ name, we come to the table.
To eat and drink in his name.
To God the glory, to us the gain,
So we eat in Jesus’ name.
And there you have it – a few feed sacks, some glass jars, and a prayer.
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The crazy neighbor digging for bulb sprouts in her front yard.
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