Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Flickr Faves

I love dishes. Very very much. Teacups and Pyrex bowls rank high in my book.


1. Prunus, 2. my favorite kitchen, 3. Thrifted, 4. My Vintage Pyrex, revisited! (explored! #125), 5. Monday Morning hot Chocolate., 6. gooseberry & garden flowers 1, 7. House Patio Snack Set, 8. Blue 403s and Green Tomatoes, 9. Untitled

I have a few pieces of Pyrex (and Fire King) that I got from my Grandma's house, but I really haven't anywhere to display them. I think I need to buy a bigger house. :-D

But that's not gonna happen, at least not anytime soon. So perhaps instead I should focus on simply using the few pieces that I have, and maybe snap a pic or two so I can share my small collection with you. In the meantime, though, I will live vicariously through the talented photographers above and enjoy their collections.

I hope you do the same. :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lilac Watch 2010

One of the best decisions I've ever made was to plant a lilac bush in my back yard.

April 19/30

Okay, so that statement is a wee bit on the dramatic side. But I do believe it to be true...gardening-wise, anyway. I bought my house in the summer of 2003 and planted the lilac the following spring. The first blooms appeared in 2007 or 2008.

April 29/30

Each year, I think the bush is more beautiful than the last. It produces such loveliness. :)


Every spring, I turn antsy with anticipation. As soon as I notice the buds, "Lilac Watch" goes into effect.

hooray again!

The pic above was taken in February of this year. Let's look just a teensy little bit closer, shall we?


Here's a different shot. This one is looking up toward the sky a bit.

the lilacs are a-comin'

Like, I said, that was in February. Here are a couple pics from today.

looking toward the sky...

soon, i hope

Look at all that progress! I am so excited! Soon I hope to have this:

another blurry lilac pic

Yes, that would be quite nice, wouldn't it? :)