I just love how thoughts and things seque into other thoughts and things.. perhaps my mind works like Google or the "world wide web"? Which came first.. my mind working like that or...? LOL! Anyhoo.. so my daughter started on Pinterest and I looked at one of her pins of a stack of jadeite cups and saucers. So.. I started looking for some for her and sent her the links.. and then I found some for me as I've always loved jadeite but had never bought any. I showed you my first 4 cups and saucers. And while I was looking at those I saw this iconic mug and I go.. *wow*.. my Mom used one just like that the whole time I was growing up! It was "her mug". We didn't have a dishwasher so I knew the mug intimately.. I washed it by hand so many times during my teen years. Now these jadeite dishes were cheap cheap cheap and you even got them in laundry detergent and they were given away at theaters and even the gas station! But can you beLIEVE that 4 of these on eBay were.. omg.. $250????? I finally found this mug and a "Jane Ray" saucer (they are not a pair) on Etsy.com. They arrived yesterday. :-) And today 2 more of my "Alice" cups and saucers arrived. I explained to my husband that I accidentally bought those 2. heheh :-) I'd put a bid on eBay not expecting to get them.. but I did. So.. now I have a set of SIX Alice cups and saucers. At least one of them has a Fire King logo on the bottom.. most are plain bottomed. They were made staring in the 1940s. The same time I was made. :-) (ETA - very very LATE 40s)
Yesterday was a GREAT day as I had a lunch set up with my new blog friend, Gracie. We met at Red Lobster and had the most fun talking about all the things we have in common - living in the country, blogging, spinning, crocheting, etc etc etc! Her blog is here - One Saylor's Log. Here is a photo of Gracie taking a photo of me taking a photo of her. :-) A side note is their Coconut Shrimp is soooooooooooo good. Yum.
And me taking a photo of Gracie. :-)
Have you ever seen a hyacinth this pretty? My favorite color.. fuchsia! And the dark orange primrose...
And a magenta primrose.
This morning we found that the hyacinth was reaching towards the light..
Oh my little pretties!
Last evening hubby made us fruit salad for dinner. He put cut up bananas, apples, oranges, strawberries in a bowl of vanilla yogurt. He'd gone shopping while I was swimming and brought home lots of healthy edibles. After reading Pammy Sue's brown rice recipe, we've got brown rice on our shopping list. She's been eating healthy and sharing recipes.. that is so great! My friend Kris has also been sharing green ideas of recycling and making your own detergents and things! Her blog is called Simplify.
And I want to give a shout out to a dear blog friend, Kate from A Garden Bell -- she's taking a blog break - I just wanted to say we love you and miss you and hope to see your happy colorful self back soon.
I also want to tell you that all the blog links I have on the right of my blog are all people who I treasure -- to me putting your blog link on my blog is a real testament that I think you're special. Thanks for being you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)