Thursday, July 10, 2008
Waiting for the Rain
I have two lists of blogs I read and I try to read all of them everyday. Most of these blogs I have learned about through other blogs.
The Brocante Home Chronicles is one I found from a blog post by Lori a few months ago. When she posted about it being the first blog she had read and that it was the start of Faerie Window being created, well I had to go check it out. I don't know that I ever go a day with out reading it now. If you don't know of it, the author is a single mom living in England. She sells wonderful antique treasures on ebay and writes in the most entertaining way about domesticity. (And Heaven knows I strive to be that Domestic Goddess!)
I was reading one of her posts earlier this week and because I enjoyed it so much, I really felt the need to share it. This post was entitled "Puttery Treats For A Rainy Summer Weekend". Here is a taste of some of those puttery treats...
*If you are feeling rather blah burn pine or rosemary oil to lift your mood.
*Do something meditative like shelling peas (serve with feta on warm bread for supper later..) or polishing silver. A repetitive action that allows your mind to wander into that really rather glorious state you occasionally horrify yourself with while driving...
*Re-connect with your partner. Designate a gorgeous notebook to a "written conversation". Leave it in your bathroom or a bedside drawer and use it to write down the things it is sometimes hard to say. Sorry. I love you because... please put the bins out... It will in the long term become a gorgeous record of love, forgiveness, hopes and dreams.
These are just a few of her "rainy weekend" ideas, but quite frankly, I loved all of them! Now I'm just patiently waiting for the rain.
Have a beautiful day no matter the weather.
ps. the photo at the top has absolutely nothing to do with this post. It's what I'm working on at the moment and I thought it was pretty. :)