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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

When it Rains it Pours

Today is a rainy dayDon’t you love the sound of the rain drumming on the roof?   

When I was a child my family had a little cottage in the woods of Pennsylvania.  It was really only meant for summertime because it was constructed with no insulation or even sheetrock!  The place was just the boards over the studs, with a tin roof. Our cottage was one of about twenty that encircled a bonfire area.  The location was a Methodist Campground.  My Mom’s Grandmother was one of the founding members of the association.l_075f9fad06a64f1ca9d7c644b9f4bfa2

On rainy, summer days we would stay inside and read or play games or make crafts…whatever my Mom could think of for her brood of four!


The votive candle is nestled in a Princess House domed butter dish.

When you were in the cottage, especially the second floor bedrooms, you could hear the rain on the roof and it was one of the most comforting sounds ever!


So in honor of Dimock Campground I have set a cheery table for a rainy day breakfast.  We are joined by the Morton Salt girl, in a few of her incarnations.


The commemorative tin holding our sunflowers displays the 1914 Morton Salt Girl.


The Blue saucers are made in Mexico under the name Fortecrisa and the yellow luncheon plates are by Tabletops Gallery and are hand painted.  Isn’t this a happy color combination?!


The little juice glasses are from Flemington Cut glass many years ago.  The serving platters that I am using for chargers are milk glass and I think they are called Ribbon Edged. These have been in my family for a while.


The white plate that is sort of daisy shaped is labeled Le Grande Buffet, Salatier, 4530 china.  Believe it or not the tablecloth is a shower curtain and the napkins are dishtowels from The Dollar Store!


Illustrations of the 1921 and 1956 Morton Salt Girls grace our hot chocolate mugs.


Peeking out of the corner on the left is an April Cornell Teapot.


Thank you for joining me on this rainy morning!

Gone for an umbrella,


Parties we are attending!!

Cuisine Kathleen-Let's Dish!

Bunny Jeans D├ęcor & More -Bunny Hop!!

No Minimalist Here-Open House Party!

Between Naps on the Porch-Tablescape Thursday!