Today's blog is not craft or card related, just thoughts and reminiscing.
As the saying goes "Every Cloud has a Silver Lining".
Just over a week ago we were preparing for our sons confirmation. We painted the ceiling in the kitchen on Thursday, on Friday, I went into the hot press to find that the timber around the hot water tank was wet! Yep, our tank had sprung a leak. That in itself was bad enough but the hot press is situated over the kitchen - yeah you guessed it, the newly painted ceiling had a brand new major water stain. Bummer.
Now for the silver lining -
I had to remove lots of clothing and "stuff" from the press including a box of clothes. Clothes that I had put away "in case I would wear them again". I emptied the box just to see what was in there and low and behold there was my wedding garter in the bottom, now this is something I had never intended in wearing again so I have no idea why it ended up in this particular box! In fact I had forgotten that I still had it. We celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary last November.
This made me think about the other wedding cloths I still had.
My dress is still hanging in the wardrobe, my shoes are back in their box on the top shelf of another wardrobe. We got married in November; I had a little jacket to wear over my dress, that too in hanging in the wardrobe. I did not wear a full veil in stead I wore a hat with a veil at the back and that hat is in its box on top of "the" wardrobe. What do I do with them?
I wore the hat again to my SIL wedding, also put on the shoes but they were so uncomfortable that I had to come home again after the church to change them. lol
The dress and jacket was a present from my mother, she got it made for me. It was made with the intention of shortening it and dyeing it so it could be worn again as a "going out" dress and the bottom of the skirt would have being made into a christening robe. Now, as it happens, we never had birth children so we never needed a christening robe.
I have thought about selling them or giving them to a charity shop but I just cannot do it, it was such an important day that I just cannot bring myself to get "rid" of them. So I think they will remain in the wardrobes and my garter shall join them.
Hope you like,