Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Different Valentine Present

Because I haven't been able to drive since my surgery, I was at a loss as to how to make Valentine's day special for my husband and son.

Since they both love peanuts, I decided to make a special presentation of a bag of peanuts I had in the pantry.  They've been happily nibbling on the peanuts whenever they come through the kitchen. 

I set a star shaped bowl from Pottery Barn into a red bowl from Williams-Sonoma.  It happened to fit perfectly.  My guys can grab a peanut from the star bowl and drop the shell into the red bowl without missing a beat.

Every few days, I fill the peanut bowl.  When the red bowl is full of shells, I'll empty it into the compost pile near the garden. 

My guys were very happy with their Valentine's present this year.  It's just a small token of how much I love them both.


  1. What a lovely presentation of peanuts ~ I'm sure your men know how much you love them all year round ;-)

  2. You're so cool! I don't know anyone else who could make peanuts look so cute! =] You are so talented!!

    I'm glad you are feeling better!

    Sheri O.

  3. What a great idea! I have that star bowl - found it at a thrift store. It's a favorite.


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