Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Tuesday October 19, 2010

Tabletop Tuesdays:
What are your Favorite Trivets?

Growing up my Mom and Nana kept them standing on their sides next to the stove for easy access. One was wrought iron thingy, one was a decorative tile and sometimes it was a cutting board.  It depended on how many oven-to-table dishes were on the table at one time.

I have two favorites.  Both were gifts from neighbors.  In fact, as I think about it, they both live(d) in the same house.  Our friend Bob sold his house to our newish neighbor, Ricki. Bob is an ironworks artisan/metal sculptor and he made a trivet just for us. It's oh so perfect as we abut Beartown State Forest.
And Ricki, who knows I am chicken CRAZY gave me this one:

I keep mine on the counter with easy access to the table but I like to look at them because they both make me smile and think of two lovely friends!!

What are you favorite trivets?

Monday October 18, 2010

Ms Murky Mondays:
Autumnal Bliss

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.  This is the view I am blessed with seeing each morning and well most days.  The mist, the colors and texture are all too beautiful for words to describe. Soon the color will be gone and we'll enter the season of grays, whites, and browns.  Until then, I relish the colors and the frost on the pumpkins and look forward to the smell of the first fire in the fireplace and the cozy, dark days ahead.

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