It's Friday again! Here's five things on my mind this week for Five On Friday at the Love Made My Home Link Party.
1. Sunflower napkins rings from Pier One:
I saw about 15 of these sunflower napkin rings in a large glass lantern at Pier One and thought it was a charming idea. I knew I had a smaller glass lantern at home that I could use to recreate the look, so I bought four of the napkin rings for the project.
2. Lantern to put them in:
As soon as we got home, I cleaned and shined the small lantern I had on hand. I bought this one about 13 years ago in Salado Texas. I've never really found a good use for it til now.
Back when I bought the lantern, I got it home and there was two parts in the box; the base and the glass. I got very perturbed when I couldn't put the glass on the base without it wobbling...not good!
I drove right back down (ten miles) and told them the problem, and the saleslady quietly and politely unscrewed the little round piece from the base and put the glass on, and then screwed the little piece in from on top of the glass. Duh!
I don't know if she was just being nice, but she did say a lot of people had the same problem. I still felt really stupid!
I got the napkin rings and lantern put together and realized my little lantern was too small for even just the four sunflowers.
I think the Mr. Pig looks especially pleased with his sunflower boutonniere.
4. Small Lodge Iron Skillets:
Williams-Sonoma had a sale going on when we were there this week. We bought two smaller Lodge iron skillets. Lodge pans are made in the USA so they're my go-to-choice. I've been on a "buy local" kick for a while now. The smallest is 6 inches ($10) and the other is 8 inches ($12).
Note: I had a real problem remembering if dessert is spelled 'desert' or 'dessert' until our youngest daughter told me dessert has a second "S" because you always want seconds. True Dat!
5. A money saving tip on sparklers...
In Texas fireworks can be sold only until midnight on the 4th of July. We stopped at a stand on the 4th in the late afternoon and found everything was on sale. We bought a package of 12 boxes of sparklers for only $9. A friend said they paid $4 for just one of the little boxes a few days before.
We bought them to share with two of the grand kids when we visit them during our next road trip. We'll pretend it's the 4th of July again. Good times, good times.
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