The trees of love on my mantel have been planted in champagne buckets.
Trees of love are growing out of table tops.
One even sprouts from the fireplace hearth.
They are growing out of cones on my doors.
To prove how broad my definition of “tree” is, I’m even counting this wreath on a chalkboard stand as a tree!
And the queen and king of love are growing out of cherub vases on the buffet behind our sofa!
Even I, with my broad use of the word, cannot tell you that there is a tree of love on this table top.
But if you look closely, you’ll see a photo of the day these seeds of love were planted, 42 years ago last August!
I received an invitation to a Valentine party . The invitation stated that we should bring some of our favorite candy in bags to give to the other guests. I’ve been seeing all of these witty ideas on Pinterest for tags for candy, but I couldn’t find anyone who had a tag for my favorite candy. I came close to switching my favorite to something that some of you clever people had crafted witty tags for. The ramifications of that just seemed too great. (i.e., If I had candy left over, I’d be forced to eat it. Why take in all of those calories for a candy that isn’t my favorite? If someone wanted to give me a gift of candy in the future, they might remember what I had said was my favorite at the party, and they’d bring me the wrong kind!) You can see my predicament. So, I was determined to come up with a tag for my favorite candy.
There is a tree on this tag, so it ties into my Trees of Love post. (Boy, I am really stretching things with this post!) Do you “get” it? Maybe it’s too small. Let me give you a close up.
Now, did you “get” it? I’m afraid the other guests are going to wonder what in the world Peppermint Patty is saying to Charlie Brown. I know…I really had to stretch the language to get this, and I know, I’m as lame as Charlie Brown says I am, but since I spent so much time trying to come up with something for my tags, I had to share it.
Not a tree in sight in this picture, but you knew you wouldn’t get away without me reminding you of the Valentine party on February 10th. Thanks so much for putting up with my manipulation of the English language. Laurie