Way back in 1967 I was walking my young son in his stroller. We walked for about a mile and a half around the neighborhood. Just as I turned around to start back home I noticed a white object partially wrapped in old newspapers laying on the top of the trash in the neighbors trash can. I did not know then that I had just met an object that would follow me around for the rest of my life. Always with me, usually residing on my vanity, always waiting there to hold my necklaces.
I was with my good friend Gloria (a fellow thrifter) from work when I found the crystal water glasses and wine glasses at the Goodwill Store near where we work last year, they came out to $1.30 each with my coupons. Kathleen started to work with us recently. She is a thrifter too. When we go thrifting Kathleen calls the little strip shopping center by the Goodwill store the "G. W. Mall" (I love that!!). The crystal salt and pepper shakers (even the shaker tops are crystal) were bought at the Goodwill near my home at $1.00 each piece (less my Senior discount). All of the crystal candle holders are thrift store finds too.
The blue and white flower pots all came from our local grocery store at a close-out sale with plants in them. The crocheted tablecloth is laid over a rose red cloth both Goodwill finds, I just don't remember which store. I am thinking it was the Goodwill by my house several years ago. Tablecloths are $2.00 each (less the senior discount of course).
And now, more pictures!!
A larger darker pink napkin is folded with a lighter lace trimed napkin and tucked into the water glass. This is one of the few napkin folding techniques I can manage to do. There is a heart shaped lollipop stuck into the back of the napkin to not only look cute but to help the napkin stay straight in the glass.
The Valentine's Day trees got a pink redo to help Venus feel more at home.
Valentine's Day Dinner - Just for John and me.
Petite Filets, Lobster tails, baked potatoes, asparagus, garlic bread, and homemade chocolate pudding for desert.
We had a lovely dinner.
If you are affected by this horrid winter storm -> Stay warm, stay safe, stay home!! <-
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History and Home Link Party
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