It's early on an overcast day, and my camera and I are still pretty bleary-eyed. We are a little hung over from Granny Camp to boot. But spending time with young energy is a wonderful way to kick off a summer!
Before the summer crowds arrived I spent a bit of time dusting off and rearranging the sideboard shelves. (I've only just put away the last of the stray Christmas decorations tucked into a few deep corners.)
I've moved most of the brown transferware away for the season for a lighter look, but I still want to see a lot of jugs and pitchers.
I'm also steadily moving to more of a farmhouse look. I have replaced the dark Victorian framed watercolor I last had hanging here with an old washboard.
A few new things arrive for the collection (like a couple of smaller English barrel shaped jugs, and my new dishes), and a few things leave.
But everything overall pretty much stays comfortingly the same. . . .
Things are slowly returning to "normal." Though it won't be long until the next shift arrives.
We had the tea party with gloves and white dresses of course, but we were much too busy for photographs!
And Granny Camp often veered toward less genteel pursuits. . . .
But back to my cupboards!
A few things retired from the dining room sideboard got relocated in here to be joined by some recent acquisitions. The new silver presentation tray and French mustard jar for instance. I did take a minute to straighten for the photos, but a ton of stuff just gets pushed in here. But I just love bulging cupboards! Don't you?
I think the mustard jar is not so old. But so handsome!
But this old silver sugar pot surely is. Very bent and dinged and super cheap. I need more silver like a hole in the head!
The fab new silver tray is a perfect fit. It's slated for drinks on the patio some enchanted evening.
The rest is just cream . . . .
Soon the sun will reappear, and things will be in sharper focus.
For now it's another cup of coffee. . .
How about you?
Welcome to June! I hope it's good!
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