This month we celebrate our independence.
The month has been full of lots of great finds for my kitchen, mixed in with lots of hard, humid, hot,
sticky weather to work in each day
Some things like the hot sun much more than me:
So, the good of having a job and being able to spend time in the kitchen……….
And the bad of spending a whole lot of hours on the road earning some pay to buy beauties like this:
Actually these two pieces were only $3.00 each at The Home Goods store. So a really good find there.
Then I found a couple good buys at an Antique store in Damascus MD.
The dishes were labeled with who owned them and such. I always wonder about what family had the things I buy and what may have happened in their lives with the dishes. Were they hand-me-downs? Did they have special meaning to them?
My Mom recently gave me a bunch of table linens from her Mom and Grandmother.
And I know they are
VERY special to me.
How many hours they spent sewing is amazing to me.
I see things that are old and broken down now days,
I can’t help thinking that these days we’re way too electronic, cynical and tired.
And some things that were a way of life for so many years are completely obsolete now……………like Canning.
People used to have time to think. To enjoy family.
I did enjoy getting another bottle of sand for my collection.
This one is from a trip to Maine my husband took. So cool how different the sand colors are in the collection.
I’ve been using lots of my Sugar Scrub this month too,
It feels so refreshing on my skin after long hot days working outside in this heat!
And I drank lots of my favorite summer drink to help keep me cool:
Healthy Iced Mochas can make a bad day turn a whole lot easier……….
Lot’s of good stuff coming up in August on Canned Time including a Recipe Competition and another great giveaway.
What’s your summer been like so far? Is it baking hot where you are? Do you work out in the weather?
Love to see your links to what you’ve been up to.
Be grateful everyone. And appreciate your past.
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