Birthdays and other special occasions
I couldn't believe that I found a fish image that inspired me for Tag Tuesday! In this case, Un poisson d'Avril. Isn't she adorable? You can read about it over at Tag Tuesday!
Today's my buddy Rebecca's birthday and I'm surprising her with a piece of architectural salvage I found at a friend's sale downtown yesterday; I added a very simple burlap tag I made in place of a birthday card. I couldn't get a photo of the whole thing, but it's quite a bit taller than I am. I can't wait to see what she does with it!
Tomorrow we're remembering the 11th birthday of the child we sponsor through Compassion International; he lives in Peru and is getting so big! Little boys have a way of doing that.
Of course, this birthday made me very happy this week as well. The emotion I felt was unexpected, but they are young and their lives as a family of 3 are just beginning; it brought back many, many happy memories of when Dennis and I were in their place 16 summers ago. What an amazing journey.
A highlight of the work week was when this painting I listed surprised us all by selling for $2,800! I knew it was special, just not how special. That was fun!
Here's another item I had fun listing: a silk hand-painted tiny hankie. It won't sell for $2800 -- but isn't is just the sweetest?
Also, this lovely cowbell. Because (say it with me), you need more cowbell! No one has bid on it yet and it's fabulous. It's items like this that are testing my will to only buy one thing for myself per pay period!