Once again, I'm apologizing for being MIA from blogging for awhile. I really
haven't done a lot in my home or garden lately - nothing worth blogging about,
anyway. I've been away from home a lot with physical therapy, doctor appointments,
yoga classes, and errands. Though there's been some fun things thrown in too,
like retirement parties, a birthday celebration, and Mother's Day. This is me
and my mom in 1963. Wasn't she adorable?
My own "baby" came home last weekend for Mother's Day. As usual, it sure
was good to have him home for a few days. We went to my sister's house, so
I got to spend time with my two nieces. I don't see them often, so really miss them.
I have no idea what was so funny, but it doesn't take much to make teenage girls
collapse with laughter. And no, that Lite beer does not belong to my niece!
I ran into Goodwill today since it was their monthly scratch-off coupon day.
I only picked up a few things...I'm still working at getting more things out of here
than I'm taking in.
I love this basket. I can use it in the living room to hold magazines,
on the kitchen table to use in a centerpiece, or outdoors to hold potted plants.
I might tape off the basket and spray-paint the metal.
I'm going to use this metal colander as a planter. I am so behind in getting containers
of flowers planted this spring. Our weather here in northern IL has been so cool
and rainy. It's been feeling more like March and early April rather than May. This
morning when I woke up, it was only 38 degrees!
I collect small white pitchers and it's a bonus when they're from Europe. This one
is Ironstone from Spain.
I also found this blue and white plate marked Royal Staffordshire, Cathay Ironstone,
by J&G Meakin, England.
It'll join the other blue and white plates on top of my fridge.