Monday, April 16, 2018

1,000 Napkins...Oh My!

During a recent visit to Mr. Handsome's grandparents' house, his grandmother, whom we call Gram, insisted that all her children and grandchildren follow her down to the basement for a "very important meeting." We obliged and were met with an entire room filled with household items.

Gram's friend had recently sold her home to move into an assisted living facility and no longer wanted the majority of her things, so Gram insisted that we take what we wanted.

This woman had always been a big entertainer and had a lot of kitchen tools and dinnerware. "You don't have to worry about her things being junky," explained Gram. "Loraine has very high standards and doesn't buy anything low quality." It really did feel like Christmas.

Aside from a big box of bath towels, which I took for Mr. Handsome's brother who couldn't make it, I scored some candles, stationery, and three containers of about 1,000 festive napkins (pictured above). Like I said, this lady loved entertaining, and she had napkins for every holiday. I'm looking forward to breaking out my napkins for upcoming celebrations!

Do you enjoy entertaining?

18 comments:

  1. I enjoy entertaining and fellowshipping with friends and family. I enjoy more now that I have become a better housekeeper thanks to Flylady.

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    1. Anonymous4/16/2018

      Does fellowshipping mean something different than visiting with? I see that word used a lot, but I don’t know what it means.

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    2. Anonymous4/17/2018

      In a Church context, it means interaction between believers. They probably would have the Holy Spirit in them and amongst them... Where ever two or three are gathered together in His name, Jesus said he will be there. An important aspect is to not quench or greive the Spirit and as far as is moral to go to lengths to forebear in love and get along peacefully because of the unity of the Holy Spirit. In the Bible Jesus said human beings need a second birth to be born again in the Spirit. Taken seriously it should mean new life even to eternal life. And this Kingdom of Heaven must be received, 'as a little child would receive it'.

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    3. Anonymous4/17/2018

      What is Flylady?

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    4. Anonymous4/18/2018

      Thanks for answering my question!

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    5. Flylady is a woman who started a website about housekeeping. It is great for folks who are overwhelmed and don't know where to start. She has very easy and practical step by step advice.
      www.flylady.net

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  2. Anonymous4/16/2018

    I love this post! Just wondering...did you count the napkins to see there were 1,000? :)

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    1. That's a good question. LOL. I counted one stack of 50 and then eyeballed the rest.

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous4/16/2018

    I don't particularly like entertaining large groups of people. But, I do like it when company stops by, it's always a nice surprise. Ellie, I would of took the napkins also...Jane

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  4. I’m not much of an entertainer but I’m a crafter & those napkins would make beautiful card fronts.

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    1. Anonymous4/17/2018

      So then maybe Ellie can make lovely 'Thank-you!' cards for the two ladies and show her craft project on this blog.

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  5. Anonymous4/16/2018

    I love those napkins. MY Mom use to have some of those napkins shown when she was in Newcomers Club & Welcome Wagon.


    That was nice of you to get the bath towels for Mr.Handsome brother.

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  6. I love entertaining, and setting the table is my favorite part. I would have grabbed those napkins as well. What a find!

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  7. Anonymous4/17/2018

    I *love* a seasonal napkin!!! I always have some in the drawer, but nowhere near that awesome collection lol
    Enjoy!
    Bee :)

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  8. Anonymous4/17/2018

    I love to have napkins and other objects for the holidays. You sure did good. Enjoy your treasures.
    Marilyn

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  9. Anonymous4/17/2018

    Uh? You took all of the napkins? (Maybe you should share some with your sister-in-law who also likes to entertain.)

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    1. You're too funny. Mr. Handsome and I had to leave for a short time, and after we returned to look through all the stuff and choose what we wanted, everyone else had already chosen theirs. No one else wanted the napkins. :)

      Ellie

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  10. Anonymous4/17/2018

    There is a way to decoupage napkins to the bottom of clear glass plates that makes the plate look exquisite. Ellie, you have some gorgeous napkins that would work. In fact, you could make a set of plates. I’ve never done it but would love to try. Has anyone done that?

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