Dayle has her mother-in-law's silverplated flatware for her Simple Pleasure this week. It's in a glass jar, in view and easily accessible when needed. My Simple Pleasure is in my bedroom.
Remember those garish polyester fabrics? Textured prints such as jacquards and the like? Years ago, my mother used to sew "throws" out of polyester squares with washable fleece backing. The idea was that these quilt-sized blankets could go anywhere... on the floor, on the lawn, out in the woods, college dorm rooms...and then just be thrown into the washer and dryer. I've had my bright colored one for longer than I've been married....that means it's older than 33 years. The fleece Mom chose for the backing turned out to be less-than-wonderful for easy care, but that hasn't affected its use over the years. Children and adults have used it for naps. I draped it over the sharp-edged coffee table in the family room when my little great-niece was just learning to walk. And every night my husband lays it out on my side of our king-sized bed because I'm always cold. (I'll have to admit that only on the hottest July/August nights does the throw stay on the chest instead of the bed!)