A few weeks back I was whining about how summer in Southern California had been pretty much a no show, with it's gray, gloomy skies and cool nights. Well. Enter SUMMER with blazing hot temps in the 90s!! However, it did bring warm summer nights with it, so I'm not really complaining. But now we are headed up to Jackson Hole, Wyoming tomorrow. The kids are meeting us there and we will celebrate a "big" birthday for my DH. We plan to visit the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, but it could be dicey--showers and thunderstorms are predicted for the whole time we are there. And the temperatures range from the 30s to the 50s/60s. Yikes! How does one pack?
I did find some fun things for "thrift store Thursday" that I'll post when I get back. But I wanted to leave you with this little Friday freebie:
Well, I am making up for lost time here. For the first time in weeks, I made a tour of the local thrift shops, and am thrilled with my little haul. Look at the cute little celery salt and pepper shakers with their smiling faces, marked Japan on the bottom. The orange and red pepper dishes seem like Pyrex, but are not marked.
These cute little crocheted dress potholders were sitting there on a shelf just waiting for me! Thanks for stopping by!
Well. Southern California has had subpar weather for summer so far. Gray gloomy mornings. A little too cool to stay outside after 7 p.m. without a sweater or light jacket. This won't do.
I want summer! I want warm summer nights!
I know a place where it's always summer!
I don't surf, but if I did, I'd want to have one of these pretty surfboards handpainted by North Oahu artist Ron Artis. Every day when we returned to our room there was new towel origami waiting for us! We had a great time just kicking it on the Big Island. Love, love, love tiki torches!! And sunsets! And tropical drinks! Aloha!
I have been waiting til I got back from vacation to write this post. The day before we left, I received THE MOST GORGEOUS package of summer goodies from my swap partner Marion in the Vintage Summer Swap!
Truly a feast for the eyes and tummy, as Marion--pastry chef extraordinaire-- sent delicious cookies in fun summer flavors like watermelon, lemonade, ice cream sandwich, and wonderful almond madeleines (which I love). Here's a closer look at how beautifully everything was presented:
Thank you SO much Marion!!
Here's a little peek at what I sent to Marion:
Pretty good match, don't ya think? :) I had so much fun with this swap, and hope to do it again next year!