These melmac dishes should have had a lifetime warranty, because these beautiful harvest gold dishes were a part of my very early childhood. That means these are from the 50's or 60's, not sure how long my parents had them before I was born but they are considered vintage and collector's items on Ebay. Who knew?
The cottage consists of 3 rooms, a very quaint (okay really small) bathroom and a screen porch...but I love it and so did Sam. The first room is what we call the all purpose room, a combination kitchen, dining , living , entertainment room.So many good times in this room, playing solitaire or 21, long talks, eating pizza from The Pub, visiting with relatives, reading, watching the 4 channels we had on the television, watching for my friends to drive by on their moped, bumping into each other trying to do anything and most of all laughing, just simply being together!
The third room is another bedroom which leads out to the screen porch, one of my favorite places to hang out.
Now I can't forget to show you the bathroom. The bathroom has your usual toilet, sink and really small shower with a big ole water heater to heat the place up. This weekend was nice because it was just Sam and I, so you could keep the door open when taking your shower. When you have to close the door and take your shower it's kinda like a built in sauna upon leaving the shower stall. The shower has been replaced. The one I love and remember the most was metal, so when you hit your elbows on the sides it sounded like thunder. At 5'4" I still have to squat to have the water rinse off my hair, kinda makes me chuckle when I think of my Dad and brothers who are 6' or taller using this same shower. Check out that retro flooring and the shower curtain is from my first apartment. Wow, memories.
The screen porch...the place for all to gather, tell stories, laugh until late in the night and listen to those wacky loons sing their strange tune.
Sam and I went to Marble Park to play on the playground, we wandered through the downtown and walked across the bridge. I know my Aunt and cousins in Texas will enjoy the following pictures.
And last but not least the cottage which will always be "at least in my mind" Uncle John and Aunt Barb's cottage located just down from ours. More great memories.
Of course I couldn't forget the mini tacos at The Well. This weekend was awesome, simple and awesome! Hope you had a great one too!!
Okay one more chuckle before I go. These fish have been in the bathroom forever, I think they are the kind you are supposed to paint but either my mother or my grandmother decided it was better to color them with crayon. Okay so sometimes their creativeness was a little off. Still makes me chuckle every time I have to go to the bathroom. Have a great week!!!