Our neighborhood is pretty much cleaned up from that bad storm we had this
past weekend. That was the longest we've ever gone without electricity - 23
hours - and definitely not something I'd like to repeat. We have a private well
that provides our water so we couldn't even shower or flush the toilets.
I'm just thankful that our house wasn't damaged and that we remained safe.
That's really all that counts.
Back on my post of June 16th where Brian and I spent the day in Evanston,
I wrote about finding a couple of egg cups in my favorite shop, Secret Treasures.
I only showed them in the display case in the store, so I thought I'd show you
a close-up of each one. I love the details of the chicks and musical notes on this
cup that's made in Japan...I also really like the scalloped edges.
This one got to me simply because it's an owl (and it's made in England).
The store clerk that was wrapping this up for me asked if I bought it because I
loved owls or egg cups and I told him, "both". He said his mom has "owl everything"
at their house...figurines, dishes, cups, towels. I told him that was even too
much owl stuff for me! Reminds me of the goose craze back in the late 80's
and early 90's. Aack, never again!
This cup was a recent find at Goodwill - another one made in Japan. I really like
the teal color inside. And it was only 49 cents.
Have you ever heard of or seen prosperity hens? I hadn't until I saw them hanging
in a friend's house next to her kitchen door.
They're made in Northern India and they're recognized as a symbol of prosperity.
They're made using scraps of bright fabric, colorful glass beads, silver embellishments,
and hand-formed bronze bells. It's a tradition to place them near doorways to
"invite good fortune into the home". I simply like them for their color and detail.
It was hard to get a good shot of the entire strand...but here they are hung by my
back kitchen door.
Happy Hump Day, everyone!