When folks come to visit, I like to have the first night’s dinner well underway when they arrive so they can settle in and relax after what has probably been a long day of travel. Maine is not the easiest place to get to!
Already on the breakfast room table are these wonderful antique beer bottles, but instead of being filled with beer, they hold a stem or two of near season’s end hydrangeas. I love how the bloom changes from white to green as it matures.
Dinner is a casual affair, so I’m going for comfort with simple black square plates from Ikea on these placemats of many colors. I love the flared top of the placemat which creates just enough space for a glass.
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