Once-A-Year Outings

Tonight is the once-a-year outing of my black pumps with the diorama lucite heels:

Purchased from a JCPenney catalog many, many years ago, they are style-wise a tad dated. I care for them like I would a piece of art, which they are to me. Paired with my finest LBD and my favorite jewel, Prince Charming, I’m all set to ring in the new year.

Also outing is my penchant for a good toast. Toasting has a long history, begun by the ancient Greeks who had the habit of spiking the punch with poison. Offering a toast was deemed a gesture of good faith. And as to the theory of clinking glasses with a toast, one idea is that by clinking glasses, you could slosh the poison someone may have put into your wine back into theirs. A fun bit of alcohol chit chat that might liven your own toasting experience tonight.

Not one to leave this one-a-year toast to spontaneity, I found this year’s toast in a magazine ad of years ago: To Life – and knowing that things don’t have to be perfect to be perfect. Clink.

Tie One On…an apron, of course!


  1. “CHEERES” to you.
    I won’t be wearing my favorite little black dress, we are all snowed in & not geting out tonight so our celebration will be at home, with popcorn, champange & some fun videos. But it’s OK, cuz i am celebrating with my Sweetie or 36 years.
    You & Hank have a wonderful celebration & Happy New Year.

  2. First, your Christmas card with y’all lounging in lawn chairs and toasting the new year with chilled marqueritas while seated in a foot of snow, and now a repeat a year later! Snowed in with the two of you is a party! Happy New Year, katmom.

  3. Thrifty Cottage Dreams, hey! I, too, love thrifting. One of my most spectacular finds is the freebie attached to the back cover of my new book…which I will be announcing this week!!! Thank you for finding me, xxea
    Tie One On…an apron, of course!

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