How about showing your hospitality by having a tea party. I've always dreamed of having a "tea party" in the garden and really need to learn from Ellen how to entertain. Your home is never going to be good enough, clean enough, etc., etc. We need to realize how important people are in our lives and invite them into our home. They won't notice the dust or that our homes look lived in, but will feel honored that you took the time for them in your hectic life.
I painted this little table years ago. It's actually a sewing box, but has been used instead to display a tiny tea cup and saucer and Mary Engelbreit's "Time For Tea" book. The table is painted with tiny pink roses and is antiqued and crackled to give it an aged look.
The spindles around the side of the box are for thread.
I bought this shelf at a flea market a few years ago in Iowa and it is now a place to display some of my tea cups.
On the top shelf is a little teapot shaped box that has a minature tea set inside.
One of my tiny painted cat ornaments hangs from a knob and a vintage linen towel hangs from the drawer.
I painted this shelf to match the faux hydrangea rug that I painted in our guest bedroom. Matching tea cups and a photo of my husband's grandfather adorn the top of the shelf.