cabin, and likely will be for some time, but I've decided that I will host and entertain in the next house better than our last. And just like getting some new running shoes helps me get excited about working out, investing in some entertaining pieces has me looking forward to a dinner party.
When I say "invest" you can take that rather lightly. While I'm constantly frequenting thrift and antique stores, I tend to always look past serving pieces and silverware. But I've started browsing through those sections, and it's fun to have something new to hunt for.
I found a set of 80 greek key dishes for under $40. They were all in great condition and I knew they could be a foundational set to mix in with other pieces, depending upon the season or occasion.
I stumbled across 3 wooden boxes filled with this brass and bone Thai silverware the other week. I spent some time in Thailand while I was in college, so they have some personal meaning to me and at $20 for all 3 boxes, I couldn't pass them up.
I like the mix of the more modern utensil ends with the more intricate work of the buddha. Along with about 10 sets of utensils and the usual serving pieces, there are quite a few interesting pieces that I've never seen before.
I think collecting serving ware like this will help me get excited about entertaining, and it's also opened up a whole new world of thrifting.
Do you like to entertain? Any words of wisdom or tips for those of us who are a little overwhelmed by the idea?
If you want to know a bit more about our life in the cabin, the sweet Shavonda at A Home Full of Color did a little Q&A with me about how things are going here.