I admire the details that an experienced party-hoster can pull out of their hat. When I help my mom with a party, she will go back to her laundry room and come back with something exceptional–a neat table runner, a different vase, old linens, etc. Whatever she finds in her “stuff” seems to be the thing we need to make a table (or whatever) look pretty.
My sister has been good to collect details. She has cute individual salt shakers for a table setting, some really cool candle holders, and some unique serving pieces.
I have been more reluctant to collect details but have now jumped on board. I don’t want to hoard, but I want to have some unique details for my table. So I have started with some fun napkins. These red and white napkins from West Elm are a recent purchase to increase my supply of details. My goal now is to use the details I have, and acquire quality details over time. I think my mom and sister will gladly help me with my collection.