Barb and I are renting a beach house for a week in Gulf Shores, AL. We have made this trip every year since 2009 except for one. It's a great way for us to work and plan projects for the year. As Barb works full time and lives 45 miles from me, we don't have much time to plan and brainstorm. Last year we missed this planning time and we really felt it didn't serve us well.
We bring notebooks, sewing machines, rotary tools, linen, floss, my bike....and the list goes on and on. Our one fun "requirement" is to decorate the dining table in the screened-in-porch. (The table inside is covered with fabric and books and is considered our work table.) I brought a old white linen tablecloth and faded chipped dishes. Usually, I choose plates with pink flowers on the rim. I like the center of the plate to be white so the food is the main focus, but when I found these they felt just right. Although the pattern on the dinner plates is really faded and worn it makes the plates even more dear to me.
I bought a set of 8 small dinner plates and 2 salad plates. The salad plates don't show much wear. Aren't they sweet?
Barb purchased this vintage crocheted tablecloth and the table runner at an estate sale. They were both white and stained. She dyed these pink to match the dishes. It took 1/2 bottle of pink and 1/2 bottle of tan Rit dye and a cup of salt to get this soft warm shade of pink. They are just beautiful!
Back to work!