FLOUR/FLOWER POWER !
I had NEVER thought of putting beautiful flowers in such cute COUNTRY containers
in my entire life.....UNTIL I started blogging.
cute glass bottles of all different shapes...
some with a little red and white ribbon wrapped around it's cute neck....
In my life time, I must have thrown this room full of
delightful glass bottles AWAY.
In my "growing up" years, I always thought you had to have
a beautiful VASE or PITCHER
to gather your blooms together to look their best.
Now that I MIGHT be in my 2nd childhood, I am saving
cans, bottles, even cute PAPER sacks...(and I am NOT going to be featured on the HOARDER tv show :))
Then, with just ONE bunch of supermarket flowers,
I can have so many cute looks.
I like these because
SWEET NOTHINGS COTTAGE
is indeed casual, country and most of the time....
Little did I know that some of the cutest, casual, country looks
came in the form of
shrimp cocktail sauce...
sweet and sour Chinese sauce...
jars of all shapes and sizes.
I DO remember an aunt that used CANS to put her flowers from her garden in...
but she removed the awesome art and color of the labels.
What WAS she thinking?
Like me....she just never thought of
CANS WITH LABELS...
JARS WITH OR WITHOUT LABELS
as being CUTE.
I THINK she thought, as a lot of people did back in those hard days,
that a can or jar to hold your garden flowers MIGHT be a sign of
"Poor is an adjective related to a state of poverty, low quality or pity."
My parents and relatives were not what I would call POOR.
We always had plenty to eat, even tho we lived in a large city, Dallas,
and didn't have gardens for several years.
They were always able to pay their bills...
and that wasn't easy back in war times and the depression era.
Not easy at all.
My dad was a printer so he always had a good, steady job throughout those hard times.
My daddy was a good man and loved us...
but he sure had a drinking and gambling problem that forced my mother to
be at his place of employment every pay day so she could get his paycheck
before he spent it on what finally lead to their divorce.
Bless his heart, he never really got over my mother leaving him.
...they didn't have much money left over at the end of the month.
Nothing for frills of any kind or VACATION TRIPS and yet, we would drive out to the big lake by Dallas,
taking a picnic lunch and cousins and we would have such a blast.
We'd spend the entire day, arriving back home that night so tired we could barely wash our face,
put on our pjs and climb into bed...still giggling.
Mother was a stay-at-home mom for most of my life
and she cooked ALL our meals.
I don't remember going OUT to eat until I was almost a teenager.
Even then, it was only when we were going out of town, which wasn't often.
Can you believe that, as a youngster, when my mom made
biscuits or cornbread,
I always got the "store bought" white bread for my meal.
My 2nd, GOD SENT daddy could not BELIEVE it....
Looking back, I can't believe it either, since I now LUV
any homemade breads better than a meal.
I've had a wonderful and blessed life, from the very first day I was born.
God has shined HIS light and love all over me and my loved ones.
HE gave me the best parents in the world...
and I am missing them with all my heart and soul today.
I am getting 'blue'....
THRIFT SHOPPING THERAPY needed.