simple summer meal

a simple summer meal--homemade flat bread empanadas with sharp melted chedder and sweet onions-- and fresh orchard cherries...  it's too hot for anything more!


mid summer vintage

 i know we're told not to hang onto old baggage..but sometimes it's best to hold on and enjoy every sensation and memory that timeworn objects conjure up...
...some recent sweet antique and vintage finds from 5gardenias for mid july that evoke an air of romance, of travels to and from distant locations, of dance steps to music still echoing, of kitchen aromas warm and inviting...
hope everyone is managing to stay cool in the summer heat -- and warm and cozy in the autumn evenings in the other hemispheres-- thanks for stopping by!


looping loops necklace

 i had a bit of fun the other day and finished this necklace- a loopy little summer number. here are a few views of the piece-- playful --with a bright splash of hot tangerine on a textured charm and some cheeky salmon coral seed beads looping together with sterling chain.  i love the subtle textures and movement in this piece...  reminds me of a looping line drawing doing a modern dance...


my model for early july

 my sweet simple little antique maid's apron made for a wonderful model yesterday, catching the warm late afternoon summer light through each finely woven thread.... and a bowl of fresh summer cherries for good measure.. then it seemed only natural to include this wonderfully rustic set of vintage white enamel camp cups, and a vintage syracuse china blue vine rimmed diner ware platter both ready for adoption from my vintage shop. all in the spirit of fine summer living...
have a wonderful weekend good people!