A miracle happened this month, and I am thrilled to introduce her to you. This precious little bundle made me a grandmother, and she is the new love of my life.
In my (completely unbiased, of course) opinion, she is the most beautiful baby to have ever graced the planet. Yes, I know every grandmother says that, but seriously...how gorgeous is she?
She was going to need a place to sleep so before she was born, her grandfather and I embarked on...you guessed it...a DIY project. We had kept the cradle our children slept in as infants, but the color was dated and dreary and it definitely needed an update.
|Years ago, the cradle had been taken apart for storage.|
|Painting in progress and various components laid out on the patio to dry.|
I have several other DIY projects on the go but I'll share those another time. And lately my thrift-store forays have yielded some interesting finds. I scored these six silver pieces -- a sugar scoop made in Germany, a small spreader (not sure where it's from) and four Loxley pastry forks that were made in England. I didn't think to put anything in the picture for scale, but the pastry forks are five inches long. All six pieces were jumbled in a bag for $4.
|Thrift store silverware ~ before and after polishing.|
|Victorian-era silver berry spoon, before and after.|
Until next time,
...writing fifty shades of pink
To Catch a Wife, Harlequin Heartwarming, May 2016
His Best Friend's Wife, Harlequin Heartwarming, January 2017