This will be my last summer post. I can’t believe how fast the summer went by. I have only one more week left of my summer break. YIKES! I really can’t complain, this summer has been one of the best. I am posting several pictures of this and that, telling of some different things that occupied my time (or things I bought) over the summer. These were things I never got around to blogging about, so it is all lumped together here in one post. If you read my blog, you’ll usually see plenty of photos in my posts. I think it’s because I’m visual. Or I just like to take pictures.
In the early part of summer, I took a short class on how to make lids on a potter’s wheel. I threw this pot and lid on the wheel, and they both came together to resemble an acorn. My son helped by using a small rock to add some texture to the lid. I think the glaze fired nicely. What do you think?
Now, here is one of my super-duper finds from my antique shopping. It is Liberty Blue dinnerware china by Enoch Wedgwood. (Liberty Blue was produced to commemorate our country’s bicentennial back in 1976. I was 5 years old back then.) I bought this 6 piece place setting with a service for six in perfect condition. I love the Colonial America scenes. I won’t tell you what I paid, but it was truly a bargain! I don’t collect antiques, but I had to buy this just because it was an investment. 😉
Wow! If this doesn’t take you back. I picked up this old television for $5. It goes perfectly well with our Atari 2600 game system. I believe it is illegal to play an Atari on any television that isn’t pre-1985. Playing Pac-Man (30 years later) brought back great memories of my childhood. A friend visited me one day and she saw it and said, “I can’t believe you have an Atari!” I said, “Yeah, we are officially nerds now.” Next, she eagerly asked if we had Asteroids, and I replied with, “Yup.” That was a good day.
We visited a Lego retail store and saw some amazing Lego creations. Here are just a few.
I made pork souvlakis with homemade tzatziki sauce. I hope to blog about it and share my recipe at some point.
I spent several days researching, gathering, and purchasing the books I will use for homeschooling this year. Most of what we will be working with is in one place on this cart in the dining room.
And I finally met my hero!! What a wonderful way to wrap up my summer!