Right now, I have a big pot simmering on the stove, where I am making a homemade chicken stock. I don't know what it is, but I can't seem to get enough soup these days. I crave it! (No, NOT for the reason one might think.)
Maybe it is the association with comfort, warmth and security. Maybe it is my body asking for more veggies. Maybe it's just because it's winter. But whatever the reason, I am lovin' it in a big way.
And while I was sitting here with that scrumptious aroma filling the air, I started thinking about the colors of Singapore during JW's last trip, and noticing the colors all around me, right here in my own little home, in my own little world.
There are many.
So I started snapping pictures.
And I would love to share some colors with you...
This sweet Jesus picture tugs at my heart. It is obviously very old, and I picture that it must have been given to a newlywed couple many years ago, which they then hung lovingly in their new home. Did they go on to have a happy life? Were they blessed with many years of love? I hope so.
There is a nice story of how I got this picture.
Last summer I, JW and My Girl went to an outdoor flea market in Pennsylvania. We were walking around admiring all the many treasures when this, and another picture of roses, caught my eye.
I first asked the price of the the other picture, and a very nice man quoted a sum that was just a bit too much for me that day. Then I asked him the price of this picture. He looked at me and My Girl and he said, "It's yours. All I ask is that you say a prayer for me."
I was touched, and this dear picture came home with us. Needless to say, we both said a prayer for that very nice man with the kind heart that night.
My ever growing kokeshi girlies.
Brightly colored enamel bowls I can't get enough of.
Illustrations from a vintage children's book I picked up at the Salvation Army.
More you say?
Another enamel bowl and a vintage textured painting of roses I was also given for free last summer at a tag sale. (I was on a roll.)
A wreath made from little paper parasols.
Now I thought I was brilliant when I came up with this idea, only to discover it had been done - many times - before. But, oh well!
Notice the dangly buttons in the center. Yes - me and my buttons - we love each other.
A vintage quilt, so lovingly made.
Bright and beautiful vintage afghans warming themselves in the sun.
Vintage slips, softly lady-like.
And just a little bit more?
Vintage jewelry on an old adjustable dress form, which I got for $1.00 at a garage sale. Yes - ONE DOLLAR! You bet I skipped happily out of there that day.
I had picked up these 2 old wooden shoes several months ago at the thrift shop. They were just plain wood, which I eventually decided to dress up a bit. So on went a bit of paint and pretty vintage decals.
Some thrifted silk flowers...
and lastly, the soup I am making...
Some very pretty colors, indeed, in this soup!
I call it Hodge Podge Soup.
You basically add whatever veggies you have hanging around in your fridge or freezer to your homemade chicken stock, season it, and you have your tasty soup.
This particular batch includes sweet corn kernels, carrots, red, green and yellow peppers, spinach, onions, peas, orzo pasta, chicken meat and lots of freshly ground pepper!
Thank you for sharing all of today's colors with me.