You know, it's sometimes lonely in blogland. I know this
blog is getting read by you lurkers out there because the stats I look at
occasionally on my dashboard prove it. I know, I know, just gobbledy-gook to
you who don't blog or have websites! LOL! I just wish that some of you would
stop in and say your howdy's. I "hear" ya! I'll quit whining, okay?
And having a pity-party for myself! I should consider myself blessed that I do
have readers! Sigh! J
And speaking of parties, I went to two this last weekend and
just had to share the creative stuff I saw at both. My sister-in-laws hosted a
reception for their parent's 60th wedding anniversary. My in-laws were asked
the secret for their staying together so long and several guys chimed in --
"we get selective hearing after awhile, right?" -- a humorous,
teasing, poke in my father-in-law's direction who wears a hearing aid!
Their courting was so romantic! Like Cinderella, my favorite
fairy tale, they met at a dance. But alas there was no crystal shoe, but He did
write her a letter, she responded, they eloped, and it's been happily after
after. Thus the secret staying power, I do believe, has been a commitment of
The guest tables were decorated in the center with starched
white doilies my mother-in-law crocheted and four graduating heights of goblets
turned upside down over white silk flowers. Resting on the top of the stems
were white votive candles and scattered around were clear dragon tears
suggestive of the clear diamonds of a 60th anniversary. There were also a
strand of pearl beads wound around the grouping. Pretty!
Then, next day, one of the cousins of the mother-to-be at
the baby shower crafted a cute, cute, cute diaper four-wheeler as a gift. Mama,
expecting a son (fore-named Easton), is due sometime in May! Cousin said she
purchased most of the items constructing the four-wheeler from the dollar store
after she found the directions online. I believe I will have to keep this idea
under my hat for the next baby shower I attend. I've made a towel cake for
wedding showers (click here for directions), so I don't think this would be too
hard for me to make!
Just before coming home, I finally got my hubbin to stop at
a flea market I've been eyeing during several other visits "down
home." It's at the southwest corner of the junction of 54 Highway (that's
the highway between Jefferson City and Osage Beach, 7 miles north of Bagnell
Dam) and 52 Hwy (between Eldon and Tuscumbia) down in a little hollow off the
road. It's run by PAD (Parents Against Diabetes) and it's called the
Thriftiques Marketplace. They had a little of everything. I'm always looking
for Mary Engelbreit collectibles and paper scrap ephemera (didn't find any at
this visit) but did see a Vera Bradley purse for $15.00. A real steal if you
like Vera's purses!