Hellooooo friends! What's going on? Has summer been treating you well?! Can you even believe it's almost over?
Late August does its best to test our patience here in North Texas. It's this time of year that I really have to dig deep to appreciate the lingering days, the sound of cicadas, and our herb garden bursting with knee-high basil. Everyone waits anxiously for the thermometer to fall below the 100-degree mark, all while knowing that these blessings of summer will soon be gone. Still, my favorite season is around the corner, and I can't help dreaming of sweaters and bonfires and red, rustling leaves.
While I dream, I have resurrected my long-abandoned painting projects that can be done in the comfort of our frosty A/C. The living room and dining room are getting a fresh coat, and the woodwork is getting a good scrub down and a touch up, also. What happens to these things, anyway? Do Gremlins come in the middle of the night, scuffing and denting our walls and woodwork? New, fresh draperies have been hung, slipcovers are being laundered, lamp shades recovered, and these rooms will be crisp and sparkling just in time for fall.
Of course I have a new thrifted treasure to share, also. While I have been lightening and brightening over here, I pulled out my blue and white transferware and pottery, and fell in love all over again. My birthday $$ stash was put to good use on a couple of new ginger jars. The ones above, and on the right below, were $10 bargains found at Ross. The vintage Double Happiness jar on the left below was a thrift store find. There are several of these on eBay for $70 and $80, but it was my lucky day, and for $4.94 it was a done deal :)
I'm so glad to be joining you all here again in Blogland! I'll be back soon. In the meantime, do tell, what's going on in your world?
Joining Kim for Wow Us Wednesday.