Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Beautiful Chores

I'm having a few friends over for dinner on Saturday night while Mr. Hartmann is off skiing with the boys. So I have a few chores to take care of this week to make sure everything is just right. Tonight's task is getting the table linens washed and ironed. 

I think that somehow it doesn't feel like a chore when you're caring for beautiful things...which could be why I'm obsessed with Libeco linens--they're kind of like shoes for me. I certainly don't need more, but I'm always seeing new ones that just have to follow me home.

 All images above from Libeco

I love how they make the table look finished, but not too fussy.

  Image from Red Ticking

And of course you can find them here.

What about you? Do you find chores go a little bit faster when you focus on making things beautiful?


  1. I actually love the preparations for a special occasion - ironing isn't my favorite but I like doing the silver etc. And of course setting the table is the most fun!! Hope you have a lovely time - take pictures to show!!

  2. Totally agree! Love, love the linens and all of the pretty things.
    Have a great evening, Jeanne.

  3. ooohhhh i am so sad i will not be there... save me a lobster pie!

  4. Absolutely....the end result often guides me through a task. Just like polishing the silver last week. It felt so good to just dig in and do it. And, I love the finished product.

    Beautiful linens are such a treat....your friends will feel so spoiled!
    ~ Elizabeth

  5. True. I am somewhat of a snob when it comes to chores and good equipment does help elevate any ordinary task to an art. I take great pride in having nice linens to wipe away the spills or to catch them!

  6. Okay, it's fair to say, your friends DID feel spoiled. Love you, sweet girl.



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