As cousin Rita always says, "It's all in the presentation"
My sister in law Grace is known for her tableware, linens, and beautiful serving dishes. I wasn't surprised when my MIL called and told me how beautiful Grace's table was.
I then received this email showing me her table.
So I quickly undressed my table and took off my china and linens, and replaced them with saucer size paper plates, serving "pans", and the "nice" salt and pepper shakers.
I emailed my table picture to Grace and this was her reply:
"Wow! That looks waaaay better than I expected!"
I got so wrapped up in the joke, I forgot to take a picture of my real table. There was one good thing that came out of using my china. I found one of my every day ironstone plates stacked among them. I wondered where that one had gone! I guess it had been hiding there since Easter.
When my son asked what they could bring for our dinner, I said "nothing really, just what ever". So he brought a truck load of "stuff" to store in our basement, none of which was edible! Next time I will be a little more specific!
After our bellies were full we all enjoyed a game of blitz.
I hope you all had a wonderful family day!