Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valenines Day!!

Happy Valentines Day everyone. Hope you all have just the best and warmest day with your"forever loves". We went out for a special lunch after church today and enjoyed a warm meal while the snow flakes are flying outside!! Winter is still raging it seems around here. But, our hearts are warm with love for each other, family,and friends. A home to keep us warm and safe. What more could we ask for? My guy built a fire and we snuggled on the couch watching the Olympics for a while.
Thought I would share with you two of my favorite V-Day postcards. Isn't the top one sweet? I didn't get my traditional Valenine heart cookies baked this year. My new job is keeping me very busy, but I am enjoying it. Just nothaving as much time for all the other things I love to do. Are there ever enough hours for all the things we WANT to do?

I did manage to get a little time to visit my favorite Goodwill store and found a few treasures. Some old Christmas tinsel trim, an old angel ornament and some decorative Christmas Carols which would be neat in a Christmas assemblage. Also a pretty blue and white teapot ( like I need more blue and white) but I could not resist. I also found some pretty glass candlesticks to make little cupcake servers.
Love the little brush Christmas tree and look at the neato Bronze picture frams with the base for baby shoes!! The shoes are gone, but I am sure I will be able to come up with something else to glue to the base.

How do you like my collection? Been playing a bit with It's really fun to put things together for no $$$!! We are in the beginning stages of finishing our basement and this is the look I am going for. We are going to do the board and batten walls in off white and maybe a light golden tan on top. I love the casual look of all these items together. There is a very cool shop here called Gallery Classic and the owner really knows how to combine rustic things with elegant things. She coined the phrase "Rustic Elegance". I like it a lot. I plan to use lots of wicker and texture. Some painted pieces maybe in the robin's egg blue with tones of brown, honey beige and sage green. I think it will be restful.

Missing you all, hope it won't be so long between posts as this last one. Praying each of you are enjoying a blessed Sunday with those you love.
Blessings, Linda