(All images from Pottery Barn)
(Fell free to pretend this is how my house really looks.)
(Or this is really how I entertain.)
I was thinking about something lately– and I`d LOVE to have ya`ll weigh in on this.
When having people over to eat and entertain; or when you go away to do the same at someone else`s house– what is the number one “must” to you?
What`s that thing you do– or that you like when other`s do to you- that makes you feel really happy and special when you are being entertained or entertaining?
I`m sure it`s different for everyone.
For instance: My husband`s NUMBER ONE THING when we go out: is serve me something good to drink.
That`s all it takes to make him happy, there would not even have to be food. [And when he says, ‘something good to drink’– that could definitely be a soda over ice.]
Basically anything BUT water.
My must on the other hand is: that the one thing I think is so crucial to making guests feel loved is…
Never, EVER start cleaning up the mess, dishes, toys etc. before they have left out the door. There`s something about just leaving the mess that says, “you are so interesting fun to be with, oh, company, that the world can just sail on by (and the dishes can just pile up)”…
No one likes to feel rushed or “pushed along”.
Oh, and never make them help with dishes. No one REALLY wants to help with dishes, you know?
Or maybe that`s just me. Selfish me.
I`m sure a flurry of you will disagree with me on this– and that`s wonderful.
I want to hear what you think.
What`s your mantra?