Did you know that the English definition of Amour in Webster's dictionary is "a secret or illicit love affair?" I didn't. I always just thought it meant "love." But, it is taken from old English, amour, which means "to love." I think this is how most people think of it, or simply as it is in French, where it means "love" or "love at first sight."
Vintage silver plate? Amour, in the French sense! I think it adds a touch of vintage romance wherever it is and I never pass it up on junking excursions. I display a lot of it on my corner cabinet in my dining room. With the addition of a few little things I easily created a Valentine vignette. I used these vintage game pieces as a fun alternative to scrabble tiles, and a couple of other little treasures. Amour!
Decorating is my passion, and blogging about it is also a type of art therapy in times of sorrow. In closing I would like to pay respects to someone I loved dearly. Although it should be a "grey day" for my family, it is actually a day of rejoicing. My sweet, 86 year old Grandfather passed away early this morning and he is in Heaven today! No grey skies there! We will miss him so, but he is finally free from Alzheimer's Disease and health issues that were the result of many years of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from being a prisoner of war in World War II, where he fought bravely for our country. He is finally at peace and receiving his Heavenly rewards for his service to the Lord as well!
Here he is, so young and handsome.
I hope you all have a Happy Valentine's Day. Be sure to celebrate it with all those you love and remember loves who have gone on before.
Linking up:Grey Day Thursday!