Friday, August 28, 2009

Ready for Fall?

Today it has been cold and damp and miserable all day.... It feels like fall and I am not ready for that at all!!!! I came home from work and made corn bread (with the same recipe they used at Beaver Adams, my elementary school) and chili. That's one of the things I get hungry for when it gets cool...

Is anyone else feeling fall in the air? I stopped by the mall earlier this week and all I saw were dark fall colors and I was looking for summer sales. I think I'll hang on to summer for a while longer, bring on the salads and flip flops!

What signs are you seeing that tells you fall is just around the corner?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saturday flea market finds

Saturday morning my sister and her daughter and I went to an antique and craft fair in a nearby town. The first stop for us was a field where the vendors just make a donation to set up, their stuff is usually not as "nice" as in town lining the streets but ya just never know where a treasure might be found. We didn't even arrive until about 11 am, after all the serious buyers were long gone, but there was still some good stuff left! I bought a lovely Johnson Brothers ironstone platter for $3.00 and a porcelain pitcher from Italy for $4, a smaller platter shaped piece with no markings on the back that I will use as a small tray in my bedroom for jewerly or perhaps in the bathroom for soaps. Lots of possibilities for a small white plate that only cost twenty five cents .

The town had lots of people and antique and craft dealers but I didn't make any purchases there....I was specifically looking for some pretty vintage aprons to hang from a peg rack in my laundry room just off the kitchen but I only saw one place with a couple old aprons and none that I wanted to bring home so it turned out to be a pleasant day and not a real expensive one!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Life's Little Luxuries

One of the little luxuries in life that I have been enjoying for the past few years since I started working is getting my nails done. I have fake nails and I like the fact that I can go every two weeks and have my nails done and they are good till the next time I go. I confess that I chewed my nails until I was 21. I can remember telling myself I was old enough to quit biting them and I quit! So anyhow, I like my fake fingernails and I like a bouquet, or two of fresh flowers in my home. Right now my zinnias look great and I have been picking those from the cutting garden.

What do you enjoy that you consider one of life’s luxuries?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Julie and Julia

This afternoon Molly and I went to the movies to see Julie and Julia. We got there early and ate some popcorn, chatted and got ready to watch the movie. At one point I turned to her and remarked that she was probably the youngest one there. I guess the people were mostly Julia Child fans.... Anyhow, we really liked the movie, it was very entertaining.... However, there was a very rude man behind us and to the right who talked to his wife throughout the whole movie....more than one person turned around to give him the look, but that didn't seem to phase him in the least! I learned a lot about Julia Child and I'd enjoy her autobiography if she has one. I also enjoy most anything that stars Meryl Streep and this was not a disappointment, she was great as Julia Child. If you are thinking about going to the movie, go.....

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mosaic Monday

I don't often participate, but I love seeing what everyone else is doing. However I thought I'd share some stitching I have recently completed this week. Click on the photo to get a better view of the stitching if ya want. Go to Mary's blog at The Little Red House to see everyone else's mosaics this week.