Have you ever had guests that stayed too long? I get them all the time. They are all good looking and extremely charming. But they hang around way too long getting in the way and taking up space.
I'm talking about all the lovely things that take up room on my dining table, of course. I'm always bringing in new things for the shop that I just can't seem to move on for awhile. And sometimes never.
The truth is, I never really know the difference. I don't buy anything for the shop that I wouldn't own for myself.
But I do enjoy the visits! The laws of attraction (which have been scientifically studied) state that the primary factor in determining whether or not you end up with somebody is "propinquity." A fancy word for proximity. In other words, the chances of hooking up with your next door neighbor are much higher than dating someone from Australia (if you live in America, that is). Logical.
So it's no wonder I'm overly attracted to my table mates, and have a hard time kissing them good-bye! My own daughter married her next door neighbor.
There are very few things here at risk of being thrown out into the cold, however. But there's a limit to how many cakestands I can own, for instance. And ironstone platters are more practical for regular use than Limoges.
Some of my linens I would lay down my life for. I am surely devoted to this tablecloth. . . for the moment.
Ah, I am so fickle. But who isn't completely charmed by a gorgeously skirted table?
In this season of love I say love the one you're with, . . . at least until it's time to make room for new guests!
YOU'RE always welcome to stay as long as you like, of course!
Thanks so much for coming!
Ciao! for now!
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