I remember my mother telling me that one summer when they were visiting relatives in Kansas..they wrapped the children in wet sheets to keep them cool.
In Jacksonville Florida my children sprawled on sheets on our living room hardwood floors one summer so they could sleep.
Have you ever seen seven little kids standing in front of a huge fan in Sears. One with the streamers flowing from it...silent...just standing in the cool air not talking. Just in bliss?? I have. My own.
Yep..our window air conditioner broke down and we drove to Sears for a new one...it was miserable.
The year was summer of 1972, our last year of being a Marine Corp family. Miserably hot and muggy. Tons of bugs..BIG ones!
Our internet service has been down since Saturday..it just came on this afternoon.
AT&T said it was out all over the country? Really??
No summer vacation this year. We stayed home..enjoyed the cool house, feetsies in the soft carpet and cool floors...drank ice tea, indulged in popcicles and pretzels and cleaned, read books and relaxed. (for the most part)
Boring?..not a bit of it!
Saturday outings, long chats with the kids, visits from neighbors..it's been nice...indeed it has.
Oh....and kept the plants alive. :)
I found these little moss covered one inch clay pots on ebay. The tiny liners under each of them are so cute.
I could use them on the front porch of the doll house ...but I think a second Fairy Garden is coming soon. Still...they really might look cute in the wheelbarrow garden...
If I sound ...a little confused, it's because I sorta am.
The thing about getting..."older" is that it's your time of life to indulge in your favorite pastime.
I found this little quilted teapot tassel with beading in my favorite shop...I ALWAYS find something wonderful when I visit Lucy's shop Vintage Flair. A second hand shop..or thrift shop...I call it the Beauty shop! :)
I also found this little velvet bird. Sweet!
A fresh Ivy in an old clay pot
Take away the book ends..
Add crocheted doily to cloche, a crystal pitcher and some faux silks
....an new/old crochet runner ...all starched and ironed. EVERYTHING from garage sales!..ok..so not the ivy, but the pot it is in.
I like it...
I AM SO READY FOR FALL!!!
Any questions? Anyone? Anyone??? :)