This is Why I Gave Up Garage Sales (until I fell off the wagon on Saturday)
I can't resist buying dishes! I have no room for them, yet I continue to bring them home. I got a service for 6 of these lovely fruit motif food receptacles. I am a dish addict--maybe I need to start a self help group--Dish Collector's Anonymous.
Early Sunday morning (before it got too hot to use the oven)I baked some shortcakes to go with more of of local strawberries (so far we have eaten 5 quarts in less than a week!).
I wanted to use up the buttermilk, so I made a double batch and froze three of them for future summer berry delights.
The ones in the back are darker because they have an egg yolk/sugar wash on the top and they probably cooked a bit longer than the egg white-washed cakes in the front. You can see where I made my little taste test to see if they were worthy of baking a second batch.
With the fruity edge, aren't my new dishes especially appropriate to serve a fruit shortcake? Now I am thinking that I could use up some of my fruit fabric by making a table runner to coordinate....ah, so many ideas, so little time.
I got a number of other "treasures" at the sales.
A set of amber salt/pepper shakers, a Christmas table runner, two boxes of holiday ornaments, some cookbooks and a book about decorating with flea market finds.
I had almost forgotten what fun trudging through the sales is!
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.