This week’s photo theme is red and I had no trouble finding it. My happiest sighting was at the grocery store when I saw that beautiful, red tomatoes are down to $.98/lb. What a relief after the damaged crops drove prices up for a while.
They smell as good as they look!
In my cupboard I have the beautiful saffron that my daughter brought from the market in Africa in this red-lidded jar.
Below is the last piece of notepaper I have from some of my mother’s that I loved as a child. The back of the note card reads:
“One of the few extravagances of the thrifty Pennsylvania Dutch housewife was her treasured dishes and glassware. Seldom used, they were ‘just for pretty’ and many choice pieces had come down to her from her mother or grandmothers. Gaudy Dutch, Spatterware, Sgraffito, Lustre and glass in many patterns and colors were proudly displayed in her gaily decorated Dutch cupboard for all to admire.” Yorkraft, York, Pa. Set 36”
When Popsy and I traveled in Nova Scotia we visited a flour mill that had the words below on brown paper tacked up beside their door. I was charmed by the saying (a meal garner is a pantry—but you knew that) and made tags for the gift bags of flour we’d brought home. [“May the mouse never leave your meal garner with a tear in its eye”]
And what kind of kitchen wouldn’t have a can of Tomato Soup in it? This picture reminds me of Andy Warhol with drama.
As a matter of fact, I am wearing a red sweater today as I type this. No surprise there. I have three, at least.
Have a great weekend, all of you!