Look at these lovely hydrangeas from our front yard. I take no credit; they just bloomed without any help from me. Aren't they pretty?
And look what came in the mail from Finch Rest Emporium, the eBay shop run by the lovely blogger Michele of The Nest at Finch Rest.
I fell in love with these two cherubs holding up the little bowl, perfect for soap or candy . . . or pearls. I also found this beautiful teacup, made in Austria, in Michele's shop.
She packed everything extra carefully, and I am so happy with my purchases, including a little milk glass bowl.
I found the box of English breakfast tea for sale at our local breakfast place. It says "1 infuser" on the front. I asked the cashier what that was, and she said it was just a tea bag. But I thought she must be mistaken; if it was a tea bag, it would say tea bag, right? Was it loose tea, some special cone of tea, or what? I had to buy it to find out.
Okay. It is a tea bag. Though a kind of fancy one. Those marketers are a pretty savvy bunch.
Here's a closer look at the teacup . . .
And remember the kitchen floor re-do? Here's the before . . .
And here's the after . . .
I'm just waiting for everything to be totally "cured" and then I can put furniture back. In the meantime, my husband has painted and I've been cleaning out cupboards and the pantry. One project always leads to another . . .
And for a wonderful example of serendipity, look what happened this past weekend . . .
My daughter Jessica and I had gone to get a gift at Bed Bath & Beyond, and at the checkout lane we decided to get a diet Coke. I hardly ever drink this anymore and didn't know about their #ShareaCoke campaign. I am not kidding you, the very first two bottles my daughter pulled out were these. She didn't search around for them or anything; they were just right in front. What are the odds?
Knockout roses are also wonderfully prolific in the hands of unskilled gardeners.
And in more randomness, in a rather random post, guess what I found when cleaning up the guest bedroom preparatory to my sister and her family visiting?
Ooops . . . these were to have gone in last year's Christmas stockings. I guess I hid them a little too well. They're still good, though. I checked.
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