interesting

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Jacob and I went to Brimfield yesterday.

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I brought home fiestaware.

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Not only are my dishes useful but they are also decorative.  They add all the color to the otherwise neutral kitchen.

Things not to be used are on the top shelves.  Everything else is used daily.

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In the morning I used my claret mug.  He made the coffee while I made waffles, scrambled eggs, and sausage for our children.  Saturday mornings.

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The girls and I were downtown.

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We had a picnic across the street from the coffee shop in town.

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The flowers are so lovely there.

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I met a Kindred Spirit in the thrift store book room.

There were two stacks of Scrapbooks made by her, full of everything I also like: heartfelt articles, poetry, comic strips, news, cards, pictures.

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I chose some to bring home (8).  I will show you some of the things in them on another day.

They are amazing.  The lady’s name was Jean and she made the scrapbooks in the early 1960s.  She was a teacher.  Someone loved her named Bill.  I’m currently typing these words on my bed surrounded by the things she found interesting enough to cut and glue into books……..

It’s sad that they ended up in a thrift store, wasn’t there any family who could have kept them?  I left over half of them there on the shelf…..but at least there are some home with me and I will have the coziest time looking through them.  I love them.

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Gracie in the book room.

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Well, lastly we went into the Dollar General.  I hated the way my hanging basket looked after a rough season of being watered faithfully and then left to dry out nearly to death, over and over.  So I thought of a solution; and Rich remarked, “Nice, Shan!  It looks like a wig on a very old lady!”

 

4 thoughts on “interesting

  1. The wig comment made me chuckle 🙂 and I love your dishes. I too love colorful dishes … Just something about them makes me happy ! And they look so great in my brown kitchen ! Can’t wait to see the scrapbooks as you have time to share . I’ve cut down on my blog list to the blogs I love most so I actually have time to read them:) hence I’m here today 💕

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  2. LOL, Rich! You sure make some great finds…both the dishes and the books. My daughter in law recently posted a picture with Fiestaware dishes in purple and aqua as her wish/dream.

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