Sunday, February 10, 2013

37 years... what????


This week (the 8th of February) Chuck and I made our 37th year wedding anniversary.


 I thought I'd post a few photos of our wedding day. 


We were married in 1976, at my parent's home. Horses were in the barn, dogs were running around,
too much food and alcohol consumed by most, music from the radio, it was wonderful. 
Chuck is sitting (above) on one of the paddock fences.


The reception, (immediately following the wedding) was a mere 10 feet out of the
living room and by the pool. Mom cooked and the "Deli Den" also made us platters
 of sandwich meats and breads. Tim (far left) the owner of the "Blue Parrot" on Fort Lauderdale
beach was our bartender and supplier of all the drinks. I love the picture of my sister and
brother hugging on the right!


Traditional cake cutting...


 The "I promise I won't smear cake on your face, whoops I lied." picture.


 Escaping the rain of rice. 
Notice on the bottom right, my brother's clenched fist of rice, ready to take aim.   :)


Back yard posing.

In the car ready to leave for our honeymoon. It was one night at "Pier 66" 
on the Intercoastal, in Fort Lauderdale.

We wanted something simple. 
Close friends and family gathering to witness our commitment to each other and starting 
our lives together. I loved it and 37 years later, I still love him.
Congratulations sweet, wonderful husband of mine. You're simply the best.
xoxo

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A few unusual jewelry displays...


I've needed an earring holder for my bathroom. 
Getting dressed at 4:00 AM limits my trips to the bedroom because I can't turn on the lights (or I wake up Grumpy Chuck) so I needed to keep some of my jewelry in the bathroom. 
I tend to display my jewelry in unusual ways. After browsing through  Michael's, Joann's, Home Goods, AC Moore, Target and a few others, 
I realized that none of the traditional jewelry displays would work.


That's when I remembered I had a miniature bird cage, 
or maybe it was supposed to be a mini terrarium. (?) I'm not sure. 
I just know I already had it (re purposed) and didn't have to  spend any money!
I bought it over a year ago on sale from Home Goods. I like it as a jewelry display. 
Works for me!


 While I'm at it, I thought I'd show a few more pictures of unusual jewelry displays. 
This is my blue lamp, holding some necklaces.

Our house is rustic southwestern. This is a piece of barbed wire 
attached to a weathered piece of wood. 


Small nails hold the necklaces.


 This was sold originally as a wrought iron candle holder. 
It makes a great place to hang my necklaces. 



 The top is where the candle goes, or it could hold bracelets, or a candle (grin).


I decided the top made a perfect spot for one of my bird nests. 

Then again, all of these jewelry displays may look a little too rustic
(or messy) for your liking. 
Both of those descriptions fit our house.
xoxo
Have a great day friends!
karen