Kitchen Checked Ribbon | reluctantentertainer.com

It’s the little things in the kitchen that make a difference for me, in staying on top of hospitality.

On top of hospitality, like when I get a hostess gift ready if we’re invited to friends’ house for dinner, or I think to take a loaf of bread to a friend, or a potted flower to neighbor.

One thing that helps is to keep one spool of your favorite ribbon stocked in your kitchen, accessible at all times.

I found this black and white checked ribbon at Costco (a very reasonable place to buy ribbon).

Kitchen Checked Ribbon | reluctantentertainer.com

And I’ve found fun ways to use it like this.

Primroses and checked ribbon

On Valentine’s Day I took single primrose plants to all the single widowed neighbors in my neighborhood. It was my pleasure to bless, along with a short visit.

And this, a spring tabletop with primroses down the center of the table, with a touch of ribbon.

Cookies for a friend’s birthday.

Checked Ribbon | reluctantentertainer.com

It’s versatile because it works for kitchen gifts, hostess gifts, just-because gifts, birthday gifts, or even Christmas and holiday gifts.

I just keep it handy … just in case.

Kitchen Checked Ribbon | reluctantentertainer.com

Oh, and did I mention that it does go with my Courtly Check MacKenzie-Childs pattern dishes?

It’s fun to play and be creative, but being organized for sure helps with taking hospitality to the next level.

Have you thought to keep ribbon stocked in your kitchen?

Don’t forget there is time to enter the $500 MacKenzie-Childs giveaway on RE!

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