This past week, my husband and I did something that we do about 4 times a year, we changed the set of dishes we are using. I remember how my mother loved to decorate her house for the seasons. Unfortunately, I don’t have the space to decorate that she did. She had a 3 story house, I have a single wide trailer. So over the years, I have collected 4 sets of dishes to use for the different seasons. This week we brought out the ones for spring.
Now, one of my husband’s greatest joys is buying me Crystal to use in our house. He’s wanted to do that for years but we were never in a position to afford it. Recently we have been. Last year, he bought me two things to use as centerpieces for the table. Godinger Swan Centerpiece Bowl Crystal Giftware and Godinger 25517 Dublin Hurricanes – Set of 3,. Those candleholders look like they hold votives, don’t they? Noooo, they hold 3 inch candles!
Christmas decorating using these was fairly simple. Red candles, red and gold ornament balls and 3 strands of holly wound around the base of the candlesticks. But look at how elegant they look! I got rave reviews all season long.
This week I changed that for spring. White candles, smaller flowers in the bowl, and 2 different flower garlands woven together then wound around the candlesticks.
Book Reviews for this Past Week
- Saved By Her Dragon by Julia Mills
- Planning for Canning
- Deception by Anna Lowe
- Fated by Delta James
- Tamed by the Beast by Grace Goodwin
- River Wolf by Heather Long
Weekly Cup of Coco
This week was Coco’s “Spa Day.” She’s not happy with me but accepted a rawhide chew as a bribe.