It had the perfect mix of chippy and age. It was $24. And I left it there.
After about a week of dreaming about my old chippy trellis,
I came to my senses and went back and bought it.
I could see it hanging no where else but on my mantle.
Next, I came across three 1950's magazine ads at Goodwill.
3 ads right out of a magazine, someone had badly framed.
I scooped them up.
I saw it in my head: Valentine, you drive me wild.
I reframed the ads from my own frame stash and ditched the glass. Glare bugs me.
The 'kiss me' was a stumble upon moment at Michael's. $2 a letter. Sold.
I strung it across the whole thing with twine anchored to the trellis.
'Valentine, You Drive Me Wild.'
How can you not love the trellis?
I saw it and got trellisitis for a week. I had trellis fever.
Trellisitis led to Mantleitis.
Which eventually led to Drive-Me-Wilditis.
Now I am cured, because it turned out fabulous.
It's okay. It's my blog. I can love myself.
Sorry kids, I just couldn't do pink and roses.
Tell someone you love them.