Just in case you were wondering, at the end of the summer, if you come home with a big bright bouquet of flowers, it is appropriate to arrange them in your most colorful vase and then place them on the table which you have topped with a table runner that is perhaps even bolder than the bouquet.
On a similar note, I also encourage excesses with the end of summer BLT's. You will note the two layers of tomatoes because one was not enough.
The ending of summer is not the time for refinement and genteelness.
p.s. A true friend would NOT comment on the fact that I didn't get all the grease off the bacon before I plopped it on the sandwich.