Julia took a budget-friendly approach to styling this affair, making the most of what she had or could easily find. The flowers were plucked from her own garden (and patio) and tucked into a quirky assortment of enamel coffee pots and cooking pans, all from her home kitchen. The table runner, while it might look pricey, was cut from a roll of old dish toweling that Julia bought for next to nothing at the local flea market. And the collection of Bakelite-handled forks and knives? Julia’s everyday dinnerware nestled into an antique crock. Despite her money-saving maneuvers, the party looked tastefully appointed and polished from every angle.