I was not going to post again today because I could not think of one thing to post about that was of interest. Does that happen to you? In fact, I thought maybe I should just take a break from blogging. But, then I realized how much I would miss all of you and the joy blogging has brought me, because of you. So...I decided since I am totally perplexed as to why my roses are doing better now than they did all summer...I would share my breakfast centerpiece with you. Since I do not have a green thumb, I find it quite puzzling as to why, in October are my daisies and roses blooming beautifully, while most of the summer they did not. As for the old coffee tin...I really like all old coffee tins. So, I put my roses in this one, as a centerpiece for my table. Do any of you remember the "Mother's Joy" coffee company, or did any of you drink that brand of coffee? My daughter gave it to me as a gift and I keep it on display in the coffee area of the kitchen.
Speaking of old kitchen items...one of my very favorite cookbooks is "Mary Englebreit's Sweet Treat Dessert Cookbook". It is not because of the recipes in it, although they do look like good ones, but it is because of the outstanding photography portraying old kitchen dishes, cans, linens and displays. I sometimes open it to one of the pictures that I like and set it on my iron book stand. Each picture brings back memories for me...of either one of my grandma's kitchens or my mother's kitchen. I love those memories!
I like this one because of the old coffee cans, and because I like anything coffee.
I like this picture because I remember my mother using those tin containers with lids, although I do not remember why she used them. I think it might have been to make her gravy, when she put the flour and water in them, shook them, then added them to her hot chicken broth. Does that sound right to you?
I like this picture because it reminds me of my dad's mother and her wonderful coconut cake. It has been so many years since I tasted that, but I do remember how good it was.
So, if you like old kitchen pictures, and if you are fortunate enough like me to find this book at a discount Ollie's store, you may be happy to have such a beautifully illustrated and photographed book as this one by Mary Engelbreit.
Since many of you have asked, our daughter's twins are due very soon. Maybe that is why my blogging mind seems to be quite foggy lately.
Hope you have a good Monday today!