Leftovers can be pretty, too.
If you think leftovers are something you eat out of the refrigerator, standing up, while reading the newspaper, you need a reality check. If food from a previous meal has been properly stored and is reheated just right, it need not have an inferiority complex.
The placemats and flowers were still out from the lovely noon meal (the one with the dragon plates, above). We just wanted to grab a quick bite with my mother before heading out to spend time working in the garden on an evening when the weather was just perfect. I simply changed out flatware, plates and napkins and had dinner on the table in minutes.