January is traditionally the time for getting the house in order and replenishing household goods for the coming year. I am happy to embrace the tradition! After a prolonged period of house guests and entertaining, I'm busy counting spoons and assessing the damages anyway. And there were a few casualties along the way. We had broken glass, candle wax and red sauce on the linen, and a shortage of bowls. (Believe it or not!) But mishaps are a natural household process, and shouldn't keep you from using your best things!
Among the silver I am counting today is this random set of serving pieces that I wanted to show you. I found them just before Christmas in a fleamarket showcase for the sum of ten dollars. Total! I think there was only one item that I didn't put to use.
Pretty silver is one of my many weaknesses.
I also snapped up this French tablecloth at the end of season sale at Anthropolgie. I had coveted it earlier in the year but just couldn't justify the price for something I don't need at all. (I mean, really!) I got it for almost half the original price. It was the very last one.
The label reads "This rustic unbleached cotton piece is inspired by French country style of the past. The linens evoke an ancient look and feel thanks to our use of traditional natural fibers. It will bring a timeless simplicity that we enjoyed in our youth at our grandparents houses." Sold!
We also invested in these French latte bowls by Apilco. You can find similar versions for a fraction of the cost, but they don't stand up to the real thing. I kept out all the bowls for use during the visiting, but these were what everyone reached for first. Apilco is a Williams-Sonoma basic.
It's that "timeless simplicity" about everyday household goods that I love the best.
Anthropologie also has a wonderful new Espresso candle scent! Beautiful, and so delicious!
Are you getting in a little January White too?
I hope it's beautiful for you!
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