Friday, April 9, 2010

Thank You, Some Flowers and a Doily!

Happy Friday to you! I hope you are ready to have a lovely weekend. We've got some plans this weekend, or rather the girls do and I'll be playing chauffeur. LOL We are going to the school for the rescheduled movie night that got cancelled due to snow a month or so ago. They are showing Up, which we've not seen. Tomorrow Jessica has a birthday party to go to and on Sunday, I just found out, she has a Daisy outing. They will be cleaning up trash at a nearby nature trail. Whew! LOL

I took the day off from cleaning and did a little crafty stuff. Yay!

First, I have to share this gorgeous thank you card that I received from Christi at Blessings on Paper. You may remember the surprise blog hop party we had for her back in January. Yes, I know it's April, but believe me, ANY card from Christi is well worth waiting for. *Ü*
She was so sweet to use one of the flowers I crocheted for her. Isn't this a beauty?? Thanks, Christi!

You can see a sneaky peek at what I picked up today, or rather the finishing touches. I picked up a wire container holder, for lack of  the proper terminology at the thrift store recently. You can fit 6 pots in it. When Michaels has their big sale a weekend or so ago, I found terracotta pots that fit perfectly on sale, so I nabbed them. Today I found some flowers at the dollar store that I liked and I filled the pots.

Here's what it looks like:
Nice and happy! Not too shabby for just a few dollars out of pocket!
Next up, remember that covered cheese holder I used to display my beaded eggs for Easter? Well, I mentioned I wanted to crochet a doily to fit inside. I just finished up the doily this afternoon. So, I've got to show you, right?

I'm thrilled that it fits perfectly! Of course, I need something to display, right? Well, for now I'm using this:

I thought the butterfly box was adorable, and fifty percent off, so it cost all of 64 cents. LOL Once I find something better to display, I'll just set the butterfly out on display but until then, this is kind of happy. I can't stand it upright because it's thismuch too tall to fit the cover. Drat.

Well, thanks ever so much for stopping by. I hope you have a fantastic Friday!


Kathi C. said...

Oh my! More prettiness. Your new flower arrangement is perfect. I love the flowers you selected. So bright and cheerful. Love your covered cheese holder, too. The doily is gorgeous.

It sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead of you. I'm alone and OK about it. Hope to get something done.

Have a fun couple of days driving the girls around!

Jackie said...

Oh you are going to love UP.... it is a favorite of mine ;)
Love the bright colors of flowers in the pots..very cute

Anke said...

We haven't seen Up either, let me know how she likes it! Sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead of you, you are so prolific though, you'll make up for lost time on Monday, I'm sure :) Love the doilie, it's adorable, the flowers are cute and the butterfly box was a steal!!!
I was just wondering today if you were still making cards, I hadn't seen any in a while.
Well, thanks for visiting my boring blog and have a great weekend, Mme. Chauffeur!

Sharli said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Enjoy every moment!

I love the card Christie made - it's very, very pretty!

Your doily is very pretty, too! I laughed at the captured butterfly in the glass dome - that's one way to make them stay put, huh!


Kim Burmeister said...

Sounds like a busy, fun weekend. I loved UP! You will have to tell me if you like it.

Great card!

Man, you can crank out the projects. Very pretty doily. The butterfly box is so cute. I need to go shopping with you and get some deals....hee hee!

Have a great weekend!

Carolyn Christie said...

What a sweet card she made! Love the button to mark the comment.

Have a great weekend my friend!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

What pretty decorating you've done. I LOVE the crocheted doily.

stampmonkey said...

Your weekend sounded like a lot of fun --hope it went off as planned. How did you guys like 'Up'? We haven't seen it yet either.

Your crocheted doily is just beautiful, Jeanne! And your new wrought iron divided centerpiece looks so pretty with your flower pots in it --very happy; very spring! ;)

And just so ya know, you did NOT need to post your wouldn't have offended me at all. Glad you like it though. I think it's your crocheted flower that looks so nice!

Alanna said...

I love the butterfly in the cake dish. Super fun and cheery.