Joining Dayle's Simple Pleasures party from A Collection of This and That. Every week participants tell about something small or insignificant that add to the joy of their lives.
Today's Simple Pleasure, for me, is tablecloths.
I like putting a clean, ironed cloth on our kitchen table. Call me an old-fashioned girl or just plain crazy, but I even like ironing the ones that require it. Sometimes I'll spray a little starch on the cloths while ironing them, too.
One of my sisters gave me the cloth shown in the photos today. It was still wrapped in the cellophane package. I washed it, of course, and ironed and starched it before putting it on the table. Admittedly, it was a little hard to get all the wrinkles out, even with a steam iron. It reminds me, appropriately, of spring.
To me, using a tablecloth makes each meal just a little bit more special than slapping dishes down onto the bare wood.
As soon as one tablecloth gets dirty, off it comes and gets tossed into the wash. Then, I'll grab another one from a cabinet in the dining room. Needless to say, I have a lot of tablecloths in all colors and patterns. Many were thrifted.
So a freshly washed and ironed tablecloth that makes the kitchen table look nice, for me, anyway, is worth being called a simple pleasure.
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