Finding rusty old junk is fun! Nevertheless, I have found that no matter how much "stuff" I find and collect, only God can fully satisfy my heart. Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Celebrating Grey Day Thursday and Blue Skies In Heaven Today

Happy Grey Day! I just want to share a few things for the Grey Day before Valentine's Day. I'll start with this lovely "Amour" pillow I found at an estate sale this fall. I had been saving it for February, but now that it's out I think I'm going to use it in my bedroom year round. So shabby-French.

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!


  1. Happy Valentine's Day Amber! ( Love the post before this one too) xo

  2. Happy Valentine's Day! So sorry about your grandfather; I wonder if they know how much they're loved? Mine have been gone for a long time.

  3. So sorry for your loss but so glad he is in a better place and is no longer suffering. Prayers for you and your family as you say goodbye.

  4. i am so sorry to hear of your grandfather's passing. thoughts and prayers....


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