My goal for the September themed table was to make something that resembled a back to school theme… and I thought I would make something that would be adorable for snacks when kids got home from their first day of school. The props I had on hand led me in a totally different direction… or maybe it was because I’ve been reading some of CS Lewis’ quotes recently so I’ve been enamoured by the Oxford charm of him… Regardless, here is a grown-up dinner party with the theme “back to school” (back to PhD? :))
I love the look of a “bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils” as Meg Ryan’s character says in You’ve Got Mail. I piled them on top of some old books I borrowed from my friend Jade that she used for her wedding.