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!)

3 comments :

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!