T likes to joke that she is skilled in the Midwestern arts, meaning that she can wield a hammer and a screwdriver (indeed, she owns these tools and many others). When your home is more than 80 years old, it’s rather useful to have fallen in love with a woman handy enough to build and hang porch lattice, re-hang wonky doors and invent solutions for loosened bannisters….to name just a few of her recent projects at Sassafras House. There’s no doubt about it: handy around the house is rather sexy.
For Valentine’s Day, however, she earned an advanced degree in the Midwestern arts by sending me a beautiful bouquet of red tulips and purple irises, two of my most favorite flowers. The bouquet sits on my table, a daily reminder that Spring will eventually arrive and that a happy heart is the best Valentine treat of all.