Wednesday, July 27, 2011

On the farm...

Although I love browsing through Treasuries on Etsy, I rarely make one. (I don't think I'm that good at it, and it seems to take me forever.) Here is my latest attempt at curating a collection - inspired by memories of the visits to my Grandparents farm.

Everything was always a bit more "special" when we were at Grandma & Grandpa's house - from buttered toast on the pastel colored melmac dishes, to grape juice in the pretty little juice glasses. Fresh sliced tomatoes and cucumbers in a creamy dill sauce. Chasing kittens around the yard, playing house in the little old outbuilding with mismatched china and whatnot. Stringing notes down through the floor vent from upstairs - down to the living room below. Climbing on the haystacks. Screaming when we found a spider, cricket or box elder bug - and Grandma coming to the rescue. She was such a pretty woman with dark hair, sparkling blue eyes - and she always smelled so good. (Even when she smoked her Salem Menthol cigarettes.) At lunchtime, we had to be especially quiet for the market reports on KeloLand - so grandpa could get "the dirt" on all things related to his cattle business.

What are some of your favorite summer/childhood memories?


  1. nice!

    i love a good farm treasury.

    my grandparents lived in oak park (an old neighborhood of chicago), and my brother and i used to spend a few weeks visiting them every summer. i remember wandering around downtown chowing on gyros and hotdogs and generally trying to drum up some trouble.

    it was the best!


  2. Oh my gosh Kelly - That sounds wonderful! Chicago is absolutely one of my MOST favorite places to visit...sooo many things to see and do. We were just there a little over a year ago and stayed at the W hotel right across from the Navy Pier (found a fantastic price online) - it was such a fantastic time.

    Grandparents are just the best! Now that my mom is one, she has a magnet on her fridge that says "If I would've know grandchildren were this much fun, I would have had them first!"

  3. Nice job on the treasury! I feel the same as you — I'm not great at curating treasuries and they take me way too long to put together, probably because I get caught up in browsing through all of the fabulous items on Etsy.