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?