Sunday, February 21, 2010

Valentine's Day Vignette

Yes, it's been a while, but here are some highlights from the day.

I Sink I Love You

It was a few days before Valentine's Day. Lissa came up stairs, after bedtime, to bemoan the fact that she still needed an idea for her Valentine's Box. I was reading my friends blog about her bathroom remodel and the idea was there--"How about you make a model of a sink? It could say "I sink I love you!"" I waited for a laugh, or even a groan (the true sign of a good pun.)
"What? I think it's a good idea," I said.
"That's just the first thing you thought of!" she complained. "What else could I do?"
"Sorry," I said. "That's all I've got."

After a day or two, she came around. Here is the result:

Don't you love the crystal finials on the handles? The white ribbon is supposed to look like spraying water.

It brought back memories, I'll tell you. In sixth grade I made a model of our wood stove and it said, "My Hearth Glows For You." My Dad helped me paint it with real stove blacking. My dad also made possible the drain hole in the base of the bowl of this sink. He's always a good one for helping my improbable ideas become real. Thanks, Dad!

Valentine's Package

My sister Kate sent homemade goodies, without which we'd have had none.

You can see that Meredith loved every bit of this package, from cookies to bubble wrap.

She was inspired to create a Valentine of her own.

You can always count on Kate to spread the love. Thanks, Kate!

My Favorite Things

My good husband bought me a box of Turtles. I LOVE turtles! And what's really great about it is that he doesn't really like them. He could have bought something we both like. Or something he likes, since I'll eat anything. But he thought about what I like instead. That's true love right there. Thanks, Casey!

So, yeah, another good Valentine's Day.


Katie said...

Oh my goodness - I love the sink so much. What a cool idea. I really like the twirly ribbon water. you guys are SO creative - i love it.

kate said...

that box is FULLY AWESOME! i am copying it into my files for future use. so glad the cookies weren't stale. :) and what a nice casey.

victoria said...

I sink I love that sink! Good for you guys for putting in effort to make something cool and creative.

Jenny said...

That sink turned out great. I'm glad you posted it as I wasn't able to hang around long enough to see it in person when Lissa was making it.

Katie B. said...

The sink is brilliant! It's so detailed, and totally accurate. I love the spraying water.

olderockhouse said...

No I sink I love that sink! So amazing!