There sitting on a table were packages and packages of Mardi Gras decorations. This fit my plan perfectly.
I am going to doll it up with glitter and beads and sparkle and fun.
I fell in love with these metallic pipe cleaners.
And then- as often happens in unexpected places (the flea market)- God stirs the pot.
The vendor’s wife asked what I planned to do with all of these decorations.
After I told her, she said-
“You can have all of these free of charge.”
As I paid for my other decorations, thanking her for her generosity, her husband said-
“You’re Catholic aren’t you?”
(Time Out: I wondered, is this a trick question???)
I smiled and said, “ No, I’m Episcopalian.”
He said, “Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…”
And then we both died laughing. His parting words were, “Have fun!”
I already was!
Side Note: Now that I have been formally re-introduced to pipe cleaners, I am amazed at their twisting abilities. I was able to twist them around my finger and make martian looking accessories.
I found these bright yellow flowers at Dollar Tree and the green vases were a purchase years ago at the flea market. I bought a giant box of floral vases in green, milk glass, and clear glass.
Again I ask-Is anyone having a state dinner anytime soon? I have vases and silver plate.
Everyday is a new day at my house.