Yesterday I met my 2 sisters Roberta and Denise and sister/friend Shirley for lunch at Olive Garden. It's always fun to hear how everyone is doing, our kids, husbands and grandkids. A few days ago Shirley texted me that she was going to sell some of her collection of Depression glass, and at my request she sent me a photo of the things she was selling. I asked her how much the 4 little Vaseline glass custard cups were and she responded, "For you, fiddy cents!" I said, sold! She brought them to me yesterday all wrapped in green tissue in a bag. I asked her what I owed her and she gave them to me. How generous was that? I'm in love with these glowing sweet cups - we use them for sauces and dips. Thank you, Shirley!!
You can't really tell from the photos, but they are quite small, holding maybe half a cup. I do believe people ate much smaller portions in days of yore.
Did you know that if you put Vaseline glass under a black light that it glows a fluorescent green? They add uranium to it to give it this color.
Do you have any Vaseline glass?
On my way home from lunch, my route takes me alongside the Sandy River. I really enjoy that I live in the countryside and this is my roadside view. I also love that Corbett is only 22 miles via I-84 freeway to downtown Portland, Oregon! Portland is a perfect city from my standpoint - it only has a population of 600,000, it's beautiful, built across the Willamette River with several bridges, it has an opera house, a major zoo, and I can get there in 20 minutes.
These are all alder trees - they aren't big on autumn color. :-) You can see the blackberries on the shore.. they are an invasive species in Oregon.
The river is running clear and cold.
I was looking for some embroidery scissors that I saw on another blog.. I'm in love with them.. but they are very expensive.. Sajou mother-of-pearl ones.. and I was looking on Etsy at them and found these wonderful spools of waxed linen thread in these cool plastic cases.. and they weren't exorbitant so I bought them. I love using waxed threads!
I am looking forward to using this thread on a project.
Do you have any waxed thread for hand-sewing?
I'm off to swim in a few hours. I have good news! I've lost 50 lbs! We are eating pretty normal food, just a bit less and I've cut out fried food when I eat in restaurants, ordering fresh healthy things instead - and I swim for an hour without stopping 3 times a week. I actually thought the scale was broken, but Dayle said he weighed and had gained a few lbs. :-) How is your week going? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)