The other day my sweet neighbor friend
had me over for tea and cookies.
As I was brought up never to enter a home as a guest
I made up a little "patriotic" planter basket of ivy for her.
I had the cute basket for awhile,
see I used in a post last year with faux greens on the right?
There was no WAY she was getting a gift of plastic plants,
so I bought three little containers of ivy
and simply placed them in the lined basket.
I stuck a new mini American flag inside it.
(Mine from last year are being used elsewhere.)
I made a tea-themed little gift/thanks card
and attached it with a bright red organza ribbon.
I should have colored in heavier now that I see it in a different setting. Oh well.
I glued two bright red buttons on the stars for added pop of color.
Her tea was simple and sweet, as was her little hostess gift.
It's not the money spent that makes things special -
it's the joy of being together and nurturing friendship.
Sometimes the simple things really are the most treasured.
Speaking of simple, a couple of the neighbor girls came over
and asked me if I had fun colored nail polish they could borrow.
I am one of the cool ladies around here apparently, haha.
This is what they did and they said I could take a picture.
Is that cute or what?
AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT!