Don't know what struck me, but I am still in the throws of fall cleaning.
Everything has been moved out of the little hall bathroom, the walls and woodwork cleaned and taped, and made ready to paint...brought the paint home yesterday, and plan to do that first thing this morning!
There were two basket sitting on top of the mirrored cabinet that held, probably every tiny seashell that Poppy and I have ever picked up on the beach. Talk about dust!! Anyhow, carrying the two baskets, plus a few more, outside to wash and let dry in the sun, I remembered my old "Country Living" magazine collection starting from the early 1980's.
Oh my goodness friends, I practically lived for each new issue. A regular feature was, "Simple Country Pleasures" written by Jo Northrop. Jo Northrop grew up on a farm in North Carolina. I remember once she wrote about cleaning and how she carried all the baskets down to the pond to wash them and leave them in the sun to dry.
If only I had a farm and a pond to wash baskets in, and a log cabin in the country! It was the early 80's. I was a secretary, living in a two bedroom apartment with two teenage daughters. Far from any kind of country living.
"Country Living" magazine was full of everything I dreamed about having. They featured log homes and...
look at these colors. This was 1985. Poppy would move out! Hey?? Just kidding.
I did get the log cabin, with the french doors, and a pond for washing baskets, and in the country.
here's the dull dreary bathroom I'm fixing to paint...
really dull, with everything moved out. :(
not a lot I can do in such a small room. As Poppy says, you have to back out to turn around.
I'm getting busy now. Thank you for listening again.