Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday: A favor

Small decisions can hang around. 
Oops. This blows the cover off Hubby's secret identity.
My proof. A box holding a flower bulb. I fretted over this "favor" or small token of appreciation to give guests attending our wedding four years ago. Wedding websites offer a wide range of items in cuteness and price. Most were neither practical nor useful. 

The bulbs worked well on the tables and most survived the trip home. We got married in Custer, South Dakota. Only two guests lived in the state. The rest of us arrived by car, plane or RV.

Each table included a grandparent, parent or sibling's wedding photo.
Andy and I killed ours flowers in the Texas heat, but received a gift of bulbs from my cousin Beth in Idaho when we settled in Colorado. Her wedding "favor" continues to bloom in her beautiful yard. We have a few in our yard now too. 

A few flowers found their way into my "watercolor" efforts for class. 
One of my attempts to draw and paint using watercolors.
The flowers gave me a break from trying to sketch another scene. They also provide a fun memory of our wedding every time I see them in the backyard. I remain thankful this little favor keeps giving each year.

What small decisions are hanging around in your life?

12 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea! I wish I'd thought of that :) How nice that your wedding bulbs bloom each year and remind you of your day!

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  2. Oh that beautiful! My cousin did that with trees. Three pine trees are now growing strong in my parent's backyard :)

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  3. I think that's an awesome favor for a wedding. It's the gift that keeps on giving! And if you move, you can dig it up and take it with you.

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  4. OH NO you blew his secret idenity!! And MY secret identity is... (MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA) the really nice kid that lives down the street from you (depending where you live...) ;) I like the water color!

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  5. Hi, Stacy! What a cool idea for wedding favors. I like your watercolor.

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  6. That's a really neat idea. For my graduation (with my Master's) my parents bought me a rose bush that is growing in their back yard still. The other day my Mom told me I need to move it down to my house, because she thinks it'll grow better. I'm reluctant for two reasons. The first is that I'm afraid transplanting it will kill it. The second is that I really like knowing a little bit of my history is still living with my parents!

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  7. LOL Stacy - I can't believe that you revealed Mr. Jensen's secret identity!

    Great work on the watercolor - so vibrant!

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  8. What a charming and innovative wedding favor, Stacy! I love it!
    Thank you so much for sharing that moment with us...and your watercolor is lovely...art is in the eye of the beholder...our eyes have often been clouded to our own work by "well-meaning" teachers in our past...try not to be so hard on yourself...a parent's attitude can easily be picked up by a child...they do tend to mimic us, for better or for worse. :)
    Hope your summer is going well!

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  10. I love it! It's a gift that keeps on giving. And people will always remember your special day!

    You revealed your husband's identity AND revealed your hidden talent.

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  11. Your watercolor is lovely. I used to draw and paint, but don't seem to have time anymore.

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  12. I love that idea for a wedding favor. My husband and I got hitched in Vegas and then came home and had a reception. We brought back playing cards and put a sticker with our wedding date on them. Every once in awhile someone will say "I played with your wedding cards."

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