Sunday, June 19, 2011

garden stuff

Summer finally arrived with a vengeance. The garden isn't much to look at yet, but sometimes it's just nice to sit outside with morning coffee or evening adult beverage and just look at the dirt.

This succulent soda crate frame is a work in progress...you can find the tutorial here at Modish!

Does anyone know what this is? I will (possibly) give you a bright shiny quarter if you answer correctly.


Edited to add special bonus picture:

The fabulous ZootsuitMama sent me this great vintage tablecloth just in time for outdoor dining. I bought some great stuff from her Etsy shop and she was sweet enough to send this along. too!



I love vintage tablecloths. Sometimes they get a little patch job with doilies and my sewing machine. Ta da!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

R.I.P. Ray Bryant

"Ray Bryant, a jazz pianist whose sensitivity and easy authority made him a busy accompanist and a successful solo artist, beginning in the mid-1950s, died on Thursday. He was 79."



You may remember him from his song “The Madison Time,” which appeared in Hairspray. It reached #30 on the Billboard charts in 1960.



In honor of Mr. Bryant...it's Madison Time.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

November 1943

I recently framed a couple of old linen postcards to hang up on the bedroom wall, and noticed that this one had writing on the back. I'd forgotten all about it.




Hello and how are you? I think about you often but never get a chance to write. How is everything with you? Do you have any turkeys this year? Know any late gossip? Write when you have the time.


Ruth