Before I talk about the party...
...remember all these little tiny Christmas gifts...? tiny, little, cutie boxes ...?
MR. SWEET made 10 genuine turquoise and silver pendents for all
the females in our family.
He put them all on leather necklaces and we all LOVE them.
They look good with anything we are wearing.
He is so sweet...
and so talented.
There's nothing he can't do with his hands.
NOW, we can talk about the
NEW YEAR'S/BIRTHDAY PARTY
we have every year.
My birthday is New Year's Eve...
We are having the party on SATURDAY, the 1st
this year, as we have another party on
NEW YEAR'S EVE to attend at our wonderful church...
THE CHURCH AT THE BARN
sooo, I am
I've not had this shelf in my living room in a long time
and decided it needed to come back for awhile.
I LIKE IT.
This is just an inexpensive shelf but I saw one in a photo with the
rusted iron works on it...
and MR. SWEET put these on MY shelf
and made me fall in love with it all over again...
and I am thinking I just MIGHT have a pretty flower
by the 1st.
You might recall that I found
a THIRD large, brass candlestick
while thrifting one day..
I painted it in the same SATIN FRENCHY BLACK
and the three look really good in the living room.
"get three candles ALIKE"
on my shopping list for tomorrow. :)
I took all my plants outside, shook the heck out of them to get rid of dead leaves,
gave them a good drink
and brought them back inside.
They look all fresh and pretty, sitting in my southern windows.
I vacuumed and dusted and put things, first here...then there...
I took out books (well, not ALL of them)
and dusted them and the shelves and did
a little re-arranging.
I changed up my
Ooh LaLa shelf
and added the sunflowers.
Now, I know that sunflowers don't bloom in the winter time..
but these are FAUX and, I wanted a little color here
for the gaiety of the proposed
why not ?
I added my "I JUST LOVE IT" sign
and the little thrifted ANGEL that had her hair done with a mixer..:))
Tonight, I got out my VINTAGE locker room basket with all my cookbooks and
I am pouring over them...
I want something really, REALLY great to
serve my wonderful friends.
If any of you have some favorite snacks that you like to serve at parties,
would you kindly let me know?
My thanks to all the hosts.