Clickety-clack school is back! The good thing about school being back in session is that there’s no one here making messes all day. The bad thing is there’s no one here making messes all day. I must admit I do enjoy the feeling of the house remaining clean for at least a few hours in a row after I tidy up.
So I’m doing a little shopping of the vintage sort. I found this pretty vintage oil on canvas and thought it would look sweet propped up here on this hutch. I’m not much of an art shopper. I don’t really know what I like, and nothing ever seems to “speak to me.” I know that’s a thing, art speaking to folks and all, but I thought this was pretty and it has a shabby chic look to it. I also love the color so home it came.
Now china on the other hand. Well, let’s just say it does speak to me, along with drippy crystal chandys and chippy paint patina… soft hand knit throws… For those sorts of finds, I know what I like and it usually likes me back. This latest find is a dainty serving dish with a scalloped edge of maroon and 22K gold. It’s made in the USA by The Sebring Pottery Co. It has a few chips along the edge on the back side, but not a one on the front.
I thought the deep maroon color would be especially pretty to serve fall and holiday dishes, if it ever cools off around here that is. I’m so ready for that cool fall breeze to blow in.
I’m off to make chicken enchiladas—a first week of school tradition at our house. It also happens to be the first thing I learned how to make over 17 years ago. They’re always a hit!