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Saturday, June 14, 2014

summertime and the living is simple



There is just something about summertime that brings back memories of a simpler time. There are so many sounds and smells. I wake up and hear the birds singing and the man across the street is getting an early start on mowing his lawn while the temperatures are still cool. 



It's Saturday, one of my favorite days in summer because I can set out early for the yard sales. I always feel so excited about the treasures I might find, and I definitely was not disappointed today.

A beautiful rag rug



an antique gathering basket, and a vintage suitcase were my favorite finds.



I did see some other things that I loved, but they were priced way too high. We didn't have yard sales when I was growing up. I do remember white elephant sales where everyone would bring their castoffs and sell them for a local cause. 



It is really going to be a beautiful day here in Kentucky. The clouds and rain have finally gone away and the temperatures are only going to be in the seventies. Perfect to open all my windows and let some fresh air in. I am not a huge fan of air conditioning, but I know that in a few days it will be back up near ninety and I'll have to run it. I remember when I was a child and there was no A/C. We would take our dolls or paper dolls and sit under a tree on a blanket to get out of the heat. I can't seem to tolerate the heat the way I did then. I guess we have gotten spoiled with being able to flip a switch and have it be cool. 



So today I am just going to enjoy some simple summertime pleasures. Fresh squeezed lemonade. A good book. Children laughing as they head for the pool or ride their bikes. 

What are your plans today?

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27 comments:

  1. enjoy your beautiful day. hot and humid here in texas. :)

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    1. Thank you. I think your hot and humid weather is heading our way :)

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  2. It's been raining, cloudy, foggy and drizzly here today and the temperature is 20C or about 70F which is comfortable on a sunny day but it feels very damp today. Our deck isn't finished so I can't sit out there so I'm at the dining table checking up on blogs. I baked chocolate chip cookies this morning and am making chicken noodle soup in a while for supper. It's that kind of day. Rather lazy. ;) Enjoy your day and your beautiful flowers. Pam

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    1. It' s amazing how different 70F can feel depending on if the sun is out. Seems like a lazy sort of day to me :)

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  3. you found some real treasures at the yard sales!!! I have not saw a rug like that in years!! Enjoy your lovely saturday, we are having a quiet day too,

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    1. Wasn't that rug a great find. I was excited to see it, Laurie. Enjoy your quiet day. :)

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  4. Happy Saturday Laura! I've already hit the flea market and a couple of garage sales. My real find today was a beautiful pink Schwinn tricycle for Laynee for her third birthday. She will love it because it is pink!

    Judy

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    1. Judy, a pink Schwinn tricycle sounds adorable. I'm sure Laynee will love it.

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  5. Summer is my favorite season! It seems like things are less structured and I love it! Happy weekend my friend!

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    1. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Diane.

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  6. I am right there with you!!! It's been nice here in Texas today as well! 90's for sure but it is usually triple digits by now so this is great!! I heard my first locust of the season this afternoon. This is the LATEST ever I have heard them! The sound will soon be annoying but my oldest daughter and I have a running contest every year as to who hears the first one! I have won the last three years!!

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    1. I guess the winter delayed the locusts like everything else. I love hearing them. It means it's definitely summer. :)

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  7. I worked in the kitchen. I'm really tired now!
    Brenda

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    1. Can't wait to see what you've done, Brenda. Rest up :)

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  8. Looks like you had a good day. We grew up with no AC either and I would go down to my Aunt's house and we would play in her cellar where it was cool and dry. I loved it. Hope you have a great Sunday- xo Diana

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    1. I can remember going down in the cellar of my friend's house, Diana. Her mom had an old wringer washing machine, which I was fascinated with. I always had visions of someone getting their arm chopped off. LOL

      Hope you have a great Sunday, too.

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  9. Lovely simple pleasures, limonade and a good book. We went to a birthday party by the sea, warm sunny evening with a pleasant breeze. Pam xx

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    1. That sounds wonderful, Pam. I would love to be by the sea.

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  10. Even though it will not be officially summer until next Saturday, if yesterday was a harbinger, it would be perfectly fine with me. Long, lazy and in the eighties with a breeze. A book, peach tea and silence ........

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  11. Sounds like a wonderful summer Saturday Laura:) I like you rag tag and basket! Have fun:) xxleslie

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    1. I hope you have had a great weekend, Leslie :)

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  12. Oh Laura what a great summer week end you are having. I too love to have the windows open and hear the birds singing instead of the alarm clock. The sound of grass being mowed and the smell of fresh cut grass is one of my favorite things of summer. Thank you for sharing your beautiful day.
    Kris

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    1. The simple things of summer really are the best, Kris. :)

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  13. Such nice vintage items! And I do think we've become spoiled by AC. I still remember playing, just as you said, on a blanket outdoors, and all summer long, when we would hear, 'Don't slam the screen door' as we ran outdoors to play with friends. :-)

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    1. I remember that screen door thing too. It slammed anyway, because we were always in such a hurry to get outside.

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  14. I admit that I did enjoy the cool temps here in Kentucky this past week. We are headed for some hot summer days, this week. Do stay cool!

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