Today, the idea is to shop at home and come up with a centerpiece or focal point. The timing for this couldn't be better. Dan's mom just gifted us with a beautiful washstand that his great-grandfather made. We found the perfect spot for it in the living room. I've been looking at it for the last day or so, trying to figure out what to put on it.
Here's what I came up with -- shopping at home.
Two of the vintage children's books were my dad's and aunt's. The other two I picked up at a thrift store. The candle holder and white twiggy stuff I moved from the coffee table and added a new candle to replace the Christmas-scented one that was all used up. And the little hedgehogs, I found at the hospital gift store while my dad was having his knee surgery last month! I love shopping those hospital gift shops, they have the cutest things and the prices are always so reasonable.
So, there you have it. It took me all of five minutes.