Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Tour; Afternoon Light

I try to keep weekday lunches as romantic as possible--it's amazing what a pretty place-setting can do to canned soup, store-bought bread, and six-dollar table wine. On the menu on this particular day: Amy's Organic Tomato Bisque, rosemary ciabatta bread (bought at Wal-Mart), and a little bit of Trader Joe's Beaujolais. Add a hungry husband, and you've got one heck of a lunch.

This is my dining room, where I keep a symbolic 5th place-setting. I call it the Christ-plate, just in case he ever shows up hungry at our table. It's also meant to symbolize to my guests, lest they forget, that there is "always room for one more."

I could write an entire post on the wealth of hanging copper pots on hooks.

After five years of marriage, my husband came home one day last week and said that he thought it was finally time that I got my copper teapot from Williams-Sonoma. I've wanted it for that long, and longer. He said he was sorry for letting so many Christmas's and birthdays go by without getting it for me. "Better late than never" is my attitude. P.S. It whistles. (:

I'll leave you with a quotation: "Of all the little sounds that have their say to the human soul as it lingers its allotted days upon this earth, none means quite so much of rest and peace, cosiness and cheer, as the singing of the tea-kettle." -- Dr. Frank Crane Amen.

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Keetha said...

I think I want to come live at your house. It always looks so serene and writerly there.

Keetha said...

Oh, you're the BEST. I hope you enjoy reading it! A thank you card isn't necessary. You are just the height of grace, I have to say.

And also - re: the sweaty people -- great minds think alike!