Unpacking isn’t a complete drag. Because our so many of our possessions were boxed away for so long, opening them all is like an extended Christmas. Which I guess would be Chanukah. But since it’s taking more than eight days to slog through our items, it’s like an extended Chanukah. One fun find was these serving pieces, perfect for Valentine’s Day, that I had crafted when my boys were quite young.
I’m a function over form person, so I enjoy making things can can be used, rather than just admired.
I bought a bunch of old serving pieces at a thrift store, sanitized them and then used a polymer clay (like Sculpey or Fimo) to craft custom handles. Because the serving end is untouched, the pieces can be used to dish out food, however, they do need to be carefully washed by hand.
These and a heart-shaped crystal dish pretty much represent the extent of our V-day display.
Oh wait, I just found the personalized champagne glasses emblazoned with hearts from our wedding, so now we’re upping it a notch. We may even fill them with alcohol.
From decoration to celebration, do you do anything special to mark Valentine’s Day?