Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Day Away...




A day away from the shop, mid~week, can be quickly filled with items from that endless 'to~do' list. It is fulfilling to check off this list, but it is also good to plan some fun in the mix.  I thought I would tidy up my kitchen in the morning while the Speckled Rooster caught up with some yard work, and then maybe we would go downtown for lunch and wander in a few shops...

I guess my work was cut out for me, tiding up turned into matching lids to Tupperware, moping up jam spilled in the fridge... (it had tipped to the side, and run down leaving a little smidge on each shelf and a bright, raspberry red puddle at the bottom)~ out came all the shelves and drawers...  I love this quote from Jessamyn West, "House ordering is my prayer, and when I have finished, my prayer is answered."   I love my home and it feels good to spend some quality time with her!  Amen!

Summer begins on June 21st, it's time to use my summer dishes. Out comes the assortment of lightweight (unbreakable) Corelle.  Some of it dates to 1977~ a wedding present from my Grandma, there are a few bi~centennial plates, some blue gingham and my favorite 'In the Garden' pattern.  These plates are great to load on a tray to carry to the backyard. My Blue Willow and cobalt glasses seem a bit much for 'summer'.  So what drinking glasses would go with this casual array?  Of course!!  Mason jars!  How fun to fill with ice and fresh squeezed lemonade!  From the canning cupboard I choose the best jars from a pretty vast collection! Some old, some not so old, but each one simple and beautiful in it's own way!

And the best part might be, the instant vase that is handy for a bouquet picked just outside the kitchen door!



Did we get downtown for lunch?  Maybe next week:)