On my bannister with great care...
I had wanted a specific garland to match the one
I had on my mantle.
I went back to Hob Lob....but no dice.
They were sold completely out.
I was bummed and kinda whined a bit.
Mr. M just sat on the couch and stared at me.
(That was probably a smart move on his part...saying anything at that point would have been suicide.)
So...when I was through with my temper tantrum
I decided to make do.
I had purchased some cheapo
plain green garland a while back
and decided to use it for my bannister.
But then...genius struck.
Okay, maybe idiot savant....
I decided that I wanted vintage baby shoes
to hang on my garland....
Couldn't find any white baby shoes anywhere.
Now, if I didn't WANT
white baby shoes...
they would be falling from the sky.
As luck would have it...
I wanted some and they were no where to be found.
So I decided to go with my next thought.
Only blue ones....sigh.
On to plan "D"..
White baby socks.
They were gleaming white.
Tea stain to the rescue.
It gave them a perfect aged look.
I hung them with some antiqued doll head clothespins.
But now my garland was lacking.
Those socks are small....
they are "smoooooll."
So I happened to look over in my living room
and see some of my letters that I purchased
Some of the envelopes are very small and dainty
and are the perfect "yellow".
I tucked them in with some postcards
that were written by a son to his mother
about his life away from home.
Now, I had a theme.
I always try to have a theme, you know.
(It's good for the soul..)
I would build my garland with
a mother's love.