Have you ever received a gift that made you just want to sit down and have a good cry it meant so much to you?
Last week Eldon and I spent a day helping friends on a project and the lady of the home said, "I have an old enamelware chamber pot that I was wondering if you would like to have"? My heart sort of started racing, as I love enamelware ANYTHING, especially one with a story (and this one is special that way). I love the wooden handle - that means it is old and original.
I don't know what it is about the red rim and even the little touch of red on the bracket for the handle. I just love it.
She said, "I could just picture it with a pot of Mums". And that is exactly what I came home and did!
I have all kinds of enamelware... bowls, buckets, kettles and pitchers. Every single piece I have has special meaning to me. I don't know that I've purchased but just a few pieces myself, most of it was given to me with it either a story or a memory attached. I love having another piece to add to my collection of memories!
On a side note... I've been putting some of my Fall decorations on my porch... all those pretty yellows, oranges and reds. And then look here... my Endless Summer Hydrangeas that I planted in my washtubs are STILL blooming! Hot pink, no less! (That is Eldon's garage in the background. It's finished on the outside... the front is still waiting for me to paint. Sadly it's not happening by itself!)
P.S. Part Two of my story about Promise our horse, is on the MaryJanesFarm site today. Click here to read that!