Yesterday my friend, Diane came to see me and she brought me a bunch of sunflowers. I am really not a flower person, but I love sunflowers. I always have. There is just something about them that make me smile. Diane knows that I love them, so I was overjoyed when she showed up yesterday with them. I decided to put them in a blue mason jar that I had. I placed the flowers on the stove cover along with the blue granite kettle. Then I added an old picnic thermos I had. It has a mason jar inside. It will keep the item warm or cold. I set a old pie plate in front of the thermos and a rolling pin in front of the flowers to make a late spring early summer display.
I am hoping to dry the sunflowers and enjoy them all year.
My friend Kathy has been emailing me little projects to do this week. The first project she sent me was stringing green beans. This is an old Indian custom called leather britches. It is the way that the Indians dried their beans. Kathy told me to use black crochet thread and to string them like I would popcorn. Over time they will dry and look so primitive. She has also given me lots of other ideas for items to string. I am anxious to do that very soon. I made a garland out of this string and hung it on the primitive corner cupboard I have in the upstairs kitchen.
I was also thinking about four Ironstone platters that I have which I have not found a place for yet. I placed an old tool carrier on the island in the kitchen. I love the red paint that is on it. It has a crack right down the middle of its base where two pieces of wood come together. It made a perfect plate rack. So I lined the platters up from biggest to smallest and stood them vertically.
As you can see, I have been busy. I promise I am not overdoing it!
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