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I'll let you in on a little secret. I have a sweet tooth, well, that's not such a big secret really. But I like to indulge my sweet tooth sometimes with a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. And I try to secrete myself away as I spoil myself with both a little treat and a little retreat.
Look here, today I've set myself up out on the side deck off the sun porch.
I like to sit in this wicker chair.
And for my treat today I've pulled out of the freezer some grapes (before they went into the freezer they were washed and placed in a zip top plastic bag with a box of cherry jell-o powder, then I shook and shook them to coat the grapes. My blogger friend Sandy shared this 'sweet little recipe' with me), and I made myself some lemonade. I also surrounded myself with a few treasures that make me happy just to look at them. And I sat down to enjoy my little feast.
This glass was purchased last year on sale at Anthropologie (one of my favorite stores!).
These little bowls are all from Anthropologie too.
This is some of the beach glass that my brother-in-law has collected for me on the beaches of Long Island (I have vases and vases full of these jewels!)
The potpourri was purchased at Ikea.
My napkin is actually a vintage tea towel bought at a church flea market for ten cents and the napkin ring was on sale for $1.00 at Pier One.
The dish is part of a set (I have two of each: grapes, lemons, pears, and apples, and I have mugs that match). I love the basket weave design around the rim. I bought these dishes on sale many years ago but I can't remember where they were purchased. They only say 'made in Portugal' on the back.
The chippy vase is from Michael's craft store along with the little silk rose bouquet.
The rock was collected on a beach in Maine by a good friend and she handpainted it before she gave it to me.
Okay, I guess I'm done since there's nothing left of the grapes except the stems.
I guess it's time to clean up and force myself back into the real world...
...and leave behind my little retreat, all refreshed...
...to go back inside to where another 'treasure' is offering me a happy greeting!
Now that you know my deep, dark secret, don't let the cat out of the bag! And next time maybe you'll join in and indulge with me! I 'd like that!
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