Like many of you, I have spent lots of time reading this year - lots of time....in fact, I have read or reread over 150 books (Pat tells me she, too, has read at least that many.) Our entire family is composed of readers. We always had reading material growing up (not only books, but newspapers, periodicals, magazines, etc.) so it was natural to continue reading as an adult. And with so many more books available today to a reader (not only how many books, but how many different genres with affordable prices, with easy access to different ways to "read" - hardback, softback, paperback, kindle or other device, audiobooks, etc.) you can enjoy reading anytime and any place.
But this is a tablescaping blog, so on to that. One of my goals this year was to reread J.K. Rowling's monumental young people's series about the wizard-in-training, Harry Potter - the books that got millions of kids and adults. alike. to read. When Pat saw the stack of books on my coffee table, she immediately came up with the theme for this week's table: Reading Harry Potter.
Where it came from:
Place Mats - from Pier 1 two years ago
Black Charger - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from Replacements.com
Dinner Plate - "Spice Route Sesame" from Pier 1 several years ago
Luncheon Plate and Bread/Butter Plate - "Black" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's and Replacements.com
Flatware - "Colonial Copper" from Horchow several years ago
Black Glassware - from Pier 1 many years ago
Rustic Napkins - from Pier 1 three or four years ago
Porcelain Owls - from our Mother's collection
Wooden Candle Holders - from Michael's two years ago
"Harry Potter" glasses - from Amazon this year
Books - from my shelves
This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/