My best friend from 7th grade, Shirley, came for an overnight visit yesterday - she arrived in the morning and we chatted away and caught up. She is very important to me, as she's my oldest friend that I've kept an ongoing relationship with. I love her dearly. Makes me think of the old camp song I learned in Girl Scouts.... "Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold." She's pure gold to me. Shirley and her husband live in Seattle and both love antiquing and have a very nice collection of Depression Glass. Now they're venturing into vintage pottery. She'd been visiting her brother and they'd spent 5 hours the day before antiquing in Aurora, Oregon.. an old town full of antique shops. We decided we'd go out to lunch and then to check out an antique mall nearby in Troutdale. The first thing we saw was this chicken dish.. but she put it back and so I said "If you don't want that, I'd like it." So she gave it to me. We were both thrilled at the reasonable prices! I have been wanting one of these ever since I saw the collection of Hen, another of my favorite bloggers at Hen House. So, now I have a start to a new collection.. and it's so appropriate with the fact that I have chickens, right?
Before Shirley and I headed out.. we sat on the deck and watched hubby as he puttered away mounting the freshly painted trellises he'd bought and painted for me. Of course there was some touch up painting needing to be done... There was much decision making on where to put them... this way.. or that? And you know how a project goes, he had to tighten up the gutter first, then clean it out, then mend a dent in it where a limb had fallen when we had the dead maple removed in front of it... I also ripped out a bunch of Deadly Nightshade that was growing on the bush on the left of the shed.. doesn't he have pretty legs? LOL
((hugs)), Teresa :-)