Hello, Dear Friends, I hope that you are staying warm and cozy
as we count the days until springtime!
'Only' eight weeks to go!
I have been busy putting away the last of the Christmas decorations
and redecorating for Valentine's Day.
I've tried to keep things bright and cheerful
with some Happy Little Things.
Goodness knows we need some cheer!
I love them so much.
He knows the way to my cottage-loving heart!
I mixed and matched them with some things I already had.
It was such fun putting them all together.
A new cookbook from my daughter, Heather and Son-in-law, Eric
to go with the dishes.
Another favorite cookbook.
A favorite teacup, saucer and herbal cup mat.
I love collecting cute baking utensils like these measuring spoons.
I crafted some sweet, lace hearts in honor of Valentine's Day.
I made the first one a couple of years ago,
and felt it needed a friend.
Can you see Kai through the window?
It was a rare, sunny day.
I cut the lace a little larger than the wire to
fold it over and glue it with low-melt hot glue,
so that I wouldn't burn my fingers.
You could also sew the lace on.
Happy Little Things.
Hopefully we won't get any more snow, although they are very hardy.
"The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places
in our hearts well out of proportion to their size."
- Gertrude S. Wister -
"To be kind to all, to like many and love a few,
to be needed and wanted by those we love,
is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness."
- Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots -
Thinking of you, Dear Friends and hoping you are finding
sweet and simple things in life to cheer your days
as we wait for better days.