Men are like a fine wine.

“Men are like a fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it's our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you'd like to have dinner with.” Kathleen Mifsud

Okay, not trying to be a jerk. Men are great!! I just thought it was a funny quote and for some women, probably a way of life.

With all my lamenting about my overgrown garden I sort of forgot that we have our own "vineyard". Three sets of overgrown grapevines which sit outside the fencing and thus seem to be in another world entirely. Adam
and I were walking around the house today and you could smell the purple grapes basking in the sun. We're going to try our hand at making grape juice. Also I seem to remember an old recipe for Grape Pie. My friends mother used to make it and it was delish.

Took the opportunity to snap a few pictures of some purple invites.

Popular Damask look with a border and names highlighted in purple.

It's hard to tell in the photo but this invite (below) has a subtle lilac rose pattern in the background.
Very pretty with a soft charcoal print and fleur de lie
s symbol on top.

The envelope is really pretty too with the pattern printed on the front.

The matching RSVP postcard. Very popular. You just apply the postcard stamp and your guest (hopefully) only has to sign their name, put a check mark and drop in the mailbox.

d finally a nicer quote to end this message
"We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy,
even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry."

E.B. White, American Writer 1899-1985