A few little things to share with you today Sweet Readers.
Miss Dolly Duck has taken up residence on our front porch.
Here she is looking sweet and docile in her proper pink hat, but I KNOW she is really thinking about eating my pretty yellow flowers. I will have to keep an eye on her.
I have one more vintage lovely to share with you. I acquired this sweater the color of milk chocolate from LittleVeggieVintage.
I am in love with this sweater! Yes, I am quite fickle with my clothing affections these days, but I got lotsa love to go around.
This will be worn with all kinds of vintage dresses and skirts, and also with my rather large collection of vintage Levis 501's. Love 'em.
Yes, I know that I have been on a bit of vintage purchasing frenzy these days, but lest you think me a sprendthrift, let me just say in my defense, I have not really shopped, just for me, in probably about 8 years. Heck, I just got my first professional haircut in 5 years!
One thing that losing my Mom has taught me, is that you need to be good to yourself.
How else can we fill up the well?
My beautiful Mom was not nearly as good to herself as often as she should have been - as she deserved.
OK, enough seriousness as this holiday weekend begins.
One last thing to share, as this is Friday night, and Friday nights are good nights for Retro Cocktails! Actually, all summer, in particular, is good for cocktails, but let us, Sweet Reader, begin with the Friday before a holiday weekend.
This one was quite a hit with my parents when I was a kid. I always remember them making these when they had company over.
2 parts gin
1 part freshly sqeezed lemon juice
1 part sugar syrup
Shake ingredients thoroughly in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice. Strain into glasses. Add ice cubes and fill the glass with club soda. Serve with fresh mint leaves.
I distinctly remember my Mom serving them garnished with Maraschino cherries from a jar, of which I ate many.
Enjoy the weekend.