Who could resist such scarecrows? I found these pink flamingos at the Vermont Country Store. You might not connect New England and pink flamingos but they are are quite popular here...don't ask me why. These will be living on the deck amongst the tomato plants.
Over the weekend, I found another hand-carved peg doll in an antique store in VT. The date on the back is 1974. This pattern was in McCall's magazine over the years. You can see more of them and the magazine here and here. I found the original magazine from the 50's to display with the doll. This gal was only ten dollars and her dress and underpinnings are worth more than that.
A friend told me about a dear little store a few towns away. It has been in the same spot 65 years, It is an old fashioned artificial flower shop. The owner , who is 85, was delightful. They carry pretty silk flowers --not like the cheap ones in the chain stores. There were several rooms piled high with all sorts of craft related items and it was a trip down memory lane. I had such a good time!
Yesterday it was 105F. The normal temperature would be in the 80's.
After dinner, the electricity went out for an hour. It was still in the 90's. Thankfully, it was only an hour. I worry about people without a/c, people who live in high rises where I know it can get hot...I hope everyone makes it through this unusual heat wave okay.
Stay cool. As always,
...enjoy the day.