Tuesday, July 26, 2011
On a recent garage sale hunting expedition I came across some nice vintage pewter pieces that I thought would be a great addition to my small collection of pewter. I got a nice hammered pewter tray with a leaf design along the edge, a pewter pitcher a sweet pewter vase(marked english pewter) and salt and pepper shakers.
All for a
drum roll please!
gotta LOVE garage sales!
the vintage plate (marked france on the back) I found at a garage sale several years ago and is one of my favorites, it has a pretty scalloped edge and an embossed design along the edge. Everything tastes better eaten on them (wink).
Breakfast is served!!!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Welcome to Isle a la Cache, Romeoville, Il.
(Island of the Hiding)
This is a historic area where Voyageurs and Indians met to trade furs along with other goods in the 18th Century.
The area is surrounded with beautiful wetlands and native prairie grasses and the I & M Canal where they canoed and fished for food.
For you nature lovers out there, this is a nice place to spend a couple hours, have a little picnic, enjoy the beauty and visit the museum (great for kids).
Every year they hold an Island Rendezvous(this year it was June 11th and 12th)
People dress in period costumes and the entire area is filled with tents where they have demonstrations, reenactments, a nicely done falconry show and music.
It's pretty interesting and free to the public.
If you live in the area, or are ever in the area, it's worth
Friday, July 1, 2011
Fourth of July ~
This holiday brings back so many fond memories and evokes a sense of nostalgia.
Not only am I proud to be an American,
I am GRATEFUL for the freedom we have and this BEAUTIFUL country we live in!
So, whatever your plans may be ~
whether you're having a cookout, going to parade or watching fireworks
or maybe doing them all...
Have fun and have a SAFE and HAPPY 4th
Let Freedom Ring!