Thursday, August 24, 2006

Mommy went a' hunting (at the Sal)

We had our Back-to-Homeschool tea last Saturday. It was a fun fellowship time with ladies who are doing this journey with me. We had yummy food, and tablecloths and flowers on the table. I got to take some home:
On the way home, I stopped at the Salvation Army thrift store, "just for a minute." I found these glasses that are just like some we had when I was growing up. They matched dinnerware, and my mom got pieces every week at the grocery, until she had a service for eight:
Very fun, finding something the same as when you were little! Next, I found mugs commemorating the book "Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady." It is Edith Holden's Nature Journal. I found that on ebay for 99 cents a couple of years ago. I later got the companion volume, "Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady," but I had to pay $1.50! If you don't know these books, they are her handwritten notes on nature study, complete with pictures, and fun quotes and poems suitable to her entries. I might have picked up all of the mugs they had, but they only had eight of the twelve months, so I got my birthday month:
This is the poem on the back of the mug: (from the book)
"Fairest of months! ripe Summer's Queen
The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam with sunny sheen
Sweet August doth appear." --R. Combe Miller

Finally, a melmac bowl, sort of ying-yang shaped. My mother's favorite color was turquoise, so we had this color melmac growing up, too, tho' I don't remember this particular bowl. But it is different and cute, isn't it?
Today, since hubby is on vacation, we are going to visit his Dad, who lives "on" Lake M*chigan. He also has a wonderful gazebo behind his home, where I love to read in the early morning and listen to the birds. We will be back Sunday, so I will post again on Monday! (and maybe get something done on one of my many WIP's!)


plainandsimple said...

Did you ever see the TV version of Country Diary...? It was on in the mid/late 1980s. Have a nice trip and see you on Monday!

A Hopeful Hollar said...

I just stopped by on my way back from Little Jenny Wren.

Just this afternoon one of my friends told me about a bowl that she bought at garage sale twenty years ago and it sounds just like yours. I hope to find one someday.

G.L.H. said...

Mrs. Plain and Simple,
I have seen the tv version at the library on dvd. I'll have to watch it sometime!