The other day I received a package from my mom in the mail (aren't those the best?) Inside it was fabric to use as tablecloth that I had been looking at when I was in Sweden. The surface on the fabric is very lightly waxed, so it's perfect to use outside. Isn't it great! I adore the pattern; the fish, the blue. It's so bright and cheerful.
I also received this adorable apron that I had looked at as well when we went shopping. I love it. It provides just the right 50s-housewife look (and how can you go wrong with that?), and it's absolutely adorable!
What a nice package to receive! Both of these gifts are so useful; I could definitey use a new apron, and our other red gingham tablecloth has been used a million times already it feels like, so it's really nice to have something to change off with.
Also, the waxed surface works absolutely perfect. It's not waxy, in shiny kind of way. It just provides enough protection so you can easily wipe up any spills (I realized this after salsa went on the tablecloth as we were enjoying some of our last shredded pork burritos - 16 burritos don't go as far as you might think!) But I think the color is so nice, and it provides a lovely background for taking pictures, and we're all about taking pictures!
So thanks mom! It was the perfect gift to send!
Also, the other day I was out walking in the neighborhood and I came accross this tree:
It was located on that little strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street. What would you have done? Me, I raced home, grabbed the first bowl I laid my eyes on and went back to start picking!
I mean, how could you not? It's fair to pick when the tree is not directly on somebody's property, right? [I'm thinking the strip between walkway and street is kind of communal property, at least headed in that direction?] And there were so many cherries! Correction, there are so many cherries on that tree, and I would know because I've already been back for more! So we've been eating cherries and they're so so good.
This picture above I think turned out kind of cool. I forgot to correct my whitebalance, so it was set on tungsten (which is great for darker, more red-light environments, not so much for bright daylight), but instead of putting up the picture with the correct setting, I thought this one was much more interesting: the bluish background, the red cherries.... the contrast!
So freshly picked cherries, new tablecloth and new apron, not bad a day I would say.