When it's only you for dinner, do you eat off a paper plate, or from plastic containers? Why not pamper yourself a little, and set a pretty tray?
What could be more luxurious than a little bowl of roses?
How about a cranberry glass goblet? I found this one in a thrift store. Now I just have to keep looking for seven more! :)
I lined the tray with a sumptuous piece of embroidered damask that my mother had put away in her linen closet. The damask napkin is held by a mother-of-pearl napkin ring from Target, of all places.
I found three of these lovely plates in the thrift store for $5. each. The mark on the back says: "Taylor Smith Taylor, USA 4372." Also, "Guaranteed 22K Gold, E.C. Co."
Bone-handled knife, monogrammed fork and coin silver spoon are from my rag-tag collection of flatware.
The rose bowl is also a thrift store find, $3. Believe it or not, when I first saw this, I immediately thought of filling it with roses.
As you can see, there are a few carnations in among the roses. I really love these soft colors so much more than the blood red roses you so often see in florist's shops.
Well, that's it -- all set for that microwave Lean Cuisine dinner. ;)
As always, many thanks to our lovely Tablescape Thursday hostess, Susan. To see lots of wonderful tablescapes, visit Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch.