Friday, July 19, 2013

A quiet evening....

Sometimes when I sit on the porch on a Friday or Saturday evening and it's so quiet, I think everyone is doing something exciting but me.  Not tonight.  The sun has gone behind the clouds and there's a nice breeze blowing and I'm so grateful to be able to sit on the back porch for awhile after the hot days and nights.  All's right with the world!

This isn't my porch but it makes me want to get mine looking like this.....


Worked at Leola's today after hitting an estate sale.  Found some wonderful primitives and thought it would be a good day to take them in.  I also ordered battery candles and this time, I only bought timer candles.  I love these so much.  They come on the same time every afternoon and stay on for 8 hours then are off until the next day same time.  I never have to touch them .  The ones in my g'kids rooms come on at 8:00 every night and they never know when they go off.  It will be so nice this fall & winter to have them in my windows and not have to turn them off and on.  If you've not tried them,  you should.....they're amazing!

These are some of the things I found at the estate sale.  The scale says "war postage scale, 1917.  The wood bowl is a really early one and the wood piece inside the bowl is a nutcracker.  Also found a cutting board that is perfect with the old bread knife I found last weekend.  Another old brush and a great white ironstone bowl that has a little nick out of the side of the rim.....it's wonderful.  I've probably told you that I'm in love with the old metal, rusty milk strainers.  Well found another one & loaded it with my dried hydrangeas.  They're all at Leola's and the bunches of hydrangeas are $8.00 each.
 I bought peaches at the farmer's market so think I'll water everything and then fix some fresh peaches and vanilla bean ice cream for desert.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Stay cool!

3 comments:

Danavee said...

So good to see you yesterday! Along with ALL the Leola's ladies that were there! ;)

Sharon said...

I love it when it's cool enough to sit on the porch in the evening .
You found some great finds ! Love that milk strainer !

June said...

I think it sounds as if you had the perfect day Jan! I think I'll sit a spell with you on your porch tonight, okay? That would indeed be perfect :)