When it comes to taking pictures of small things such as Pyrex, books, or pretty much anything small I feel pretty confident in taking pictures. When it comes to rooms or large pieces of furniture my confidence level shrinks. So I am going to push through my fear and start taking BIG pictures. I reminded myself today that when I started this blog I was really bad at taking pictures in general, and now my pictures are quite a bit better. Practice will help me overcome my fear, and make this blog even more fun.
As you all know I have a challenging mantel to decorate, but a good challenge to me. I have to be extra creative to decorate it. In the theme of the pink and red holiday I decided to do a Valentines themed mantel. I think when Mr Joyful Thrifter leaves the house for work he thinks to himself "I wonder what crazy thing she will do next." I just love having fun in my house.
When it comes to things I treasure I get pretty sentimental. For goodness sake I saved a benadril box that Mr Joyful Thrifter gave to me when I was sick while we were dating. I know a little silly, but I figure someday I will have kids and it will be fun to share the fun silly stories and have props to back up the story. I decided to get sentimental with my mantel, and display pictures from when we were dating, and some little odds and ends (don't worry I didn't display the Benadril box)
These cuties were hand made by my mother in law and I bring them out every year for Valentines day.
I love those dollar store heart doilies, but I must admit I throw them away every year and buy new ones. I am thrifty, but I don't want to become a pack rat either.
One of my favorite cards we received on our wedding day. I love that her veil has glitter on it. So sweet. The person who gave us the card is a doll too.
One of my favorite pictures while we were dating. So sweet.
Penguins getting married is just cute. I love my new craft tape too. I want to buy some acutal washi tape soon because I think it will work better then this stuff, but still fun.
These balloons hold up for forever. I gave this to Mr Joyful Thrifter last year for Valentines day.
I had fun going down memory lane, and making this collage.
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