A Belated Valentine’s Day

Nothing wrong with the day after Valentine’s Day – – you can score half-price chocolate today!

But first – a photo of a few of my Valentine decor finds – – Figurine is Royal Doulton “The Promise”, a Capodimonte heart shaped dish, and a beautiful milk glass plate.  I think I’m going to leave up all this mushy love stuff until the end of the month!

And now – I did upload some Valentine’s Day treat how-tos.  Each of them are super easy, quick clean up, and sure to impress.  I made fudge, chocolate bark, and special rice krispie treats. All of them were inspired by projects I have pinned on my Pinterest boards. Have a look here:

I didn’t stop there!  I also made some treats for my feathered friends!

I think I’ve saved the best to last – I made bath bombs!  This was a very simple project, but certainly impress.  I took a bunch to the office where I work on Wednesday, as well as the yummy treats that I made to share.  The bath bombs were gone before the fudge was!  (I hope no one tried to eat them).  I also sent a gift bag full to work with hubby for the staff.

 

Wanna Watch Me Wash Dishes? Cleaning Thrifty Finds

Here’s the basic cleaning supplies that I use for freshening up thrifty vintage purchases.  The video posted below demonstrates how I give new life to dirty and dingy enamel ware, milk glass, and grubby bisque ornaments.

It’s well worth your time to give the icky items a good look to see if there is something beautiful under that layer of dirt.  One example from today is a vintage Pyrex mixing bowl that I picked up today for $2.50 – a wildly inexpensive price.  (I’ll show it off in my next thrift haul video!)

At the end of the video, I’m trying to decide whether to leave the enamel coffee pot “as is” or whether I should let it stand with a bleach solution in it.  Well, I’m glad I made the effort – the interior of the pot is sparkling!