Wednesday, December 18, 2013

sunrise, sunset and vintage in between

First thing every morning I have to take a look outside.
Sometimes this small act is rewarded with an awesome sunrise.
Like this morning.

Just as the dawn broke the sky lit up.
I keep my camera at my bedside, for in a minute it takes to find your might be gone.

And to my mind the words always come, How Great Thou Art!

I found snowflakes for my sweet p. to wear for Christmas.

Including sparkly leggings and shoes.  I sure hope she'll want to wear them.
If you think that being contrary begins in the teenage years, you've never tried to
dress a almost 2 year old!

A few vintage finds.  Some shiny brite ornaments, not the star,
but my Buscia had a star like that on her Christmas tree in the 50's.

I loved the basket.

an enameled pan...

and a vintage piece of pyrex.
As a cautionary tale, I had a accident with a vintage bowl this week.
I put my hot oatmeal in the bowl, because I needed the pot I cook my oatmeal in.
Jon and Charlotte served themselves from the bowl and what was left
I was going to eat.  Later I poured cold milk from the refrigerator on the oatmeal that was left
and I heard a strange cracking sound.
I picked up the bowl to examine it and the top came away from the bottom!
Thus the beginning of the great Oatmeal Explosion of 2013!
What a mess! I was drenched, pants apron and got the island and the cabinets
and the floor.  This has happened to me before with a vintage bowl.
If it doesn't say pyrex, don't assume it is.
Some are just white glass with the same breaking point as ordinary glass.
Trying to save washing one bowl caused me an hour of cleanup,
after I had already baked cookies and shoveled the driveway.
The old gray mare...

I started with a sunrise and end with a sunset.

I think this was over the weekend.

I love the winter sky!

My lists are getting shorter, I'm feeling stronger from all the outside work and brisk walks. I spent the afternoon with my great nieces.  They loved the doll house I found for all the littles in my life.  Sweet p loves our play on face time as I move the little figures around the house for her.  She says, "No, no no grandma!" when I try to put a cow in the attic.
Thank goodness for technology!

Back to baking, wrapping and preparing the way for Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by, and for your kind comments. 

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Melanie said...

I missed that gorgeous sunrise this morning because I was still in bed! I had woken up at 5 a.m. but since I hadn't gone to bed until midnight, I didn't want to get up that early. I finally fell back asleep for a little bit. Love your vintage finds, of course. So cute that you were playing doll house with Sweet P over the computer. I bet your great-nieces loved this house, as well! I loved doll houses when I was growing up.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Sorry about that bowl! (And the clean-up, too.) Nice to see someone with such a positive attitude in the morning, unlike yours truly:) P's outfit is adorable, something I'd have picked for my girls when they were younger. And let me tell you, my 14-year-old was MUCH easier to dress when she was 2 than she is now! All my kids were. Sigh. Just counting down the days now. One more day of homeschooling for the boy and we're done for the holiday! Yay! And the girls are done 1/2 day on Friday. Then, let the mayhem begin! Happy, happy holidays....stay warm.