Monday, May 29, 2017
A ritual for the memorial holiday--which was the real kick off to summer--was to buy an 8-pack of soda bottles. Soda was not a usual drink at our house--but summer meant one could drink it sometimes without guilt. And you never poured it into a glass--you just kept it ice cold and got to swig it out of the bottle. If you did not finish it--it got a funny plastic plug thing jammed in the top and put in the fridge till next time. But it was never as good as the first swigs when the carbonation was full on.
When the 8- pack was empty--you took it back to the store--and put it in a wire rack or in a little window by the store office--and I think you got 40 cents refund. Talk about recycling!
I guess you can buy limited edition soda in bottles today--but they get dropped into your recycling bin when empty. A nod to yesteryear is that some soda manufacturers have gone back to making beverages with real sugar--not the corn syrups that make the taste so "meh".
Our beverage of choice this Memorial Day? Actually--it might be a gin and tonic before supper!!
at May 29, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Not any more!! I have graduated!! I am Queen of Chalk Paint!!
We purchased several "blonde" 1950s small dressers. They are very solid and dovetailed and have great plated hardware. And we priced them super reasonably. But they are slow movers. The color was --well--"meh".
So--I toddled myself to Ace Hardware and bought two colors of chalk paint. (All right--I am VERY slow to the party.) I removed the hardware--painted the drawers a seaside blue and the frame and top and sides a dark gray. I sealed it with a clear coat after two coats of color. Voila!
Guess the fate of two more similar chests that are currently in storage? Can you say a combo of Orchid and Vintage Affliction Blue?
The closets will just have to wait.
at May 10, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Next order of business--ramp pesto for later in the week and a delish salad with my new favorite dressing--white balsamic, dijon, honey and salt and pepper and good olive oil. A VERY happy day.
at May 03, 2017
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