Tag Archives: shopping

WV Motherload

29 Jul

The Fiestaware arrived yesterday!  Who knew that something so basic as WV clay could spark such a fervor among so many? One huge box, with enough foam peanuts to satisfy a small preschool count, arrived. Within, were two smaller boxes, with additional “peanuts,” containing the precious WV colorful pottery. Sixteen pieces, in all.

We chose many colors, but my absolute favorite? Peacock blue.  There’s something mysterious about that shade of blue, for some odd reason. I remember seeing a magazine spread of a Victorian home, whose living room was painted in this same color–its woodwork trimmed in high gloss white. 

Have you ever seen a piece of shiny, colorful pottery that made you want to eat it? That’s what I felt like doing when I saw my Peacock-blue plate. 

As much as I feign over it, you really don’t need to worry about which color to choose. You can’t go wrong with any of the colors they offer.

BTW: Also ordered a couple of their striped glasses. One orange, the other yellow.  Each has the Fiestaware name etched at the bottom face of the glass. They are of proper weight and look really pretty in my glass-faced kitchen cabinets.  I think I shall order a few more, as everyone in my household is fighting over them. Really? Over glassware?

I’m convinced that one day, Fiestaware will be found in every American household, and then all will be right in the world. Or, at least, in America.

A New-Old Addition

6 Jul

A New Addition

My daughter proudly hung a pretty, little pink apron alongside her mama’s little collection of such. Funny, how something given to her by her dance teacher years back can have new meaning to her now. The apron was given to her to use as part of a colonist outfit in one of her dance recitals. Her teacher allowed her to keep it afterward–totally uncharacteristic at the time. Anyway, my daughter, apparently, kept it and dragged it along with us when we moved to West Virginia five years ago. Now, it hangs proudly alongside the other treasured aprons in this city-girl’s kitchen. P.S. Last week I found a sweet apron with fabric displaying tiny strawberries and polka dots, all in various shades of red and pink. It was only ten bucks! Alas, I managed to talk myself out of it. It had felt like such a splurge at the time, even though my gut knew better. I wished I had listened to my gut. I’m thinking about going back to see if it’s still there. If it is, it’ll mean it was meant for me, right?

MARKET FINDS

26 Jun

My Market. I love you!

Had a very successful (with the exception of no honey–won’t be in season until mid-July) morning at the local farmer’s market.

I found all kinds of great produce.  Check it out:

Loads of Beans!

Lovely tomatoes

Eggplant and peppers for roasting

Perfect for Fried Green Tomatoes!

Truckload of Locally-Grown Corn

My Local Farmer! He stands by his produce.

Once home, I laid out my bounty. Sure is pretty.

My Beautiful Bounty

Then I got roasting. Check out my eggplant and roasting how-to’s in the Menu section.
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