If you have the will but not the money to make your table look elegant, try this:
- Tablecloth and napkins
- Candles (a must)
- Clean and polished area where you will be dining
Take a deep breath and visualize how you want the table to look, mentally take five minutes and see what you can do to improve on it. Snip a stems off an ivy plant you have in the livingroom. No? Try a flower from the garden and a stem of the ivy and with a small stip of ribbon, tie it around the napkin.
We use dishes and cutlery we already have and make it work. Anything else is either from the Dollar Store (as in individual salt and pepper shakers) or from our own cupboards. It is always a win-win dinner.