Well.. it's been an interesting few days since I posted last. On Wednesday I met Gracie for lunch so we could visit before we left for vacation. I asked her if she'd like to try the little independent Italian place in Troutdale called Ristorante Pompello. We had a nice visit and a GREAT lunch and then I invited her to go to my favorite antique mall down the street for a lookabout. OH.. Jadeite! Shawnee Corn ware!! But neither of us bought anything.. this time.I didn't think to see if the dress form was for sale.
Gracie followed me home to hang out on the deck with me. In the house it was busy as we were having a new security system installed. Luckily Gracie left before "The Event". See the stitches below.. that is in the hand of my "bull in the china shop". I was in the family room wishing they would get done with the installation, and I heard a horrendous crash of breaking glass. Dear Husband had moved a cabinet for the installers.. atop of which was my collection of antique yellow glass nesting bowls - 6 of them.. and of course, hubby moved the cabinet without moving the glass bowls to a safer location.. and when he moved the cabinet back, the cookbooks fell over and knocked off the bowl set and he tried to catch them.. and they broke into pieces in his hands and THEN fell on the floor with a sickening crashing sound of breaking glass. I stood up.. turned the corner and looked upon my dear husband with both hands dripping blood into the pile of glass shards and all over the floor. ::sigh:: The installers looked frightened. AFTER I taped up hubby's bleeding hands, I had to go over all the paperwork with the man and learn how to use the new system.. After they left I insisted on taking him to the ER to get stitches in both hands.. we finally got home around 11:30 pm. Sheesh.
The bowls below are like my set of 6.. 2 survived. :-|
It has this pretty glass knob on top.
The green background matches my Jadeite dishes perfectly and the flowers are gorgeous on it.
More fun things.. hubby and I were watching tv and saw a girl with this decal on her Apple computer -- and I was enchanted so I did a google search and found one.. isn't it cute?I also wanted to show you the thoughtful gift that Taci gave me when I attended knitting night at her house. It's a whole tiny flock of hand made clay and glazed chickens!! Aren't they cute? I'm going to put some on the porch of my dollhouse. :-)
She also gave me this adorable tiny set of pottery.. won't they look cute in the dollhouse, here and there? *T*H*A*N*K* * *Y*O*U*!*!*!* Taci.. you'd love her blog too, please visit here: Taci's Studio
Today we dropped Buddy off at the groomer's and then headed to the doctor's office for a shot for us each, then decided to have lunch at a place we used to go when we were younger.. "Produce Row". We found it and also found that it had been "gentrified" and was totally different that it used to be. We enjoyed it, however. It's located in the industrial SE of Portland.I had the burger and D had the Reuben.. :-)
We took a photo of the cobblestones that were used to pave our streets back in the days when sailing ships used them as ballast when sailing empty ships back from Europe and they would fill up here with cargo such as lumber, furs and such. We have cobblestones lining our brick front walk that were removed from the old part of Portland when they re-paved the streets.
We took the slow route home through the old part of the city and even drove by Dayle's childhood home.. isn't it cute?
And so.. I want to close with the news that our law enforcement teams have apprehended the 2nd Boston Marathon bomber and he is still alive. What a tragic thing to happen during an event that was to celebrate such a wholesome activity such as running. Please join me in keeping the families of the victims in your thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.. Teresa