We have a friend coming for dinner tonight. Thankfully, she's coming for the food and friendship, rather than the decor.
We moved in a couple of months ago, got all the boxes emptied and ran out of cash.
Candlelight can make any venue charming and soon enough it will be summer and we can drag a table out under the trees.
I know my lack of enthusiasm for the dining room has more to do with the fact that we haven't been here long enough to collect a lot of memories. Christmas added to the store. And we'll be starting the potlucks up again soon.
I'm as swayed by the lure of a pretty chair or stylish table as the next person. But, let's face it, decor is the fluffy dessert of a life well-lived. It fills a role, but without something substantial to back it up, it's not really going to sustain you, is it?
On the other hand, there's nothing wrong with a bit of eye candy....