Mom turned 92 yesterday, so on Sunday we had a little dinner party with seafood gumbo and birthday cake (always a good combination for a woman born in New Orleans).
I broke out the ruby-flashed glasses and matching napkins.
The magnolia napkin rings were purchased at an outlet store 20 years ago. I must have gotten a really good deal because I bought a lot of them.
And then I put them away and never used them. In my “death cleaning” this winter I pulled them out of the closet where they’d been safely and carefully stored in one of my beloved plastic containers. I vowed to use them this year or give them away.
So here they are. Why haven’t I used them before? Out of sight, out of mind, I guess.
I have no excuse.
It was a lovely afternoon, though we missed our friends Mayme and George (housebound with health issues) very much.
Happy Birthday, Mom!