Eclectic, quirky, and sometimes edgy…this is how things look from my front porch.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
My dining room is green, designed to highight the green ivy Franciscanware which once belonged to my parents. If you're very observant, you might have noticed that the Ricardo's used the very same pattern. Can you pick out Lucy's china on my buffet?
That's my father on his pony in the green framed picture and my special green tea cup from when I was little on the same shelf.
A relative got me started with collecting green glass when she gave me the wonderful canister you see pictured on the top shelf, far right. Although it says "flour" on the front, it was used to pack potato salad for picnics during fishing trips near Hay Springs, Nebraska. The canister was pulled from a wicker picnic basket stowed in a black and white 1954 Chevy Belaire like this one. Right next to the fishing poles. Everyone felt lucky if Eric didn't get car sick.
There was the potato salad, egg salad sandwiches, and a big cooler of home-brewed ice tea. Dessert was pumpkin pie. Later fried, breaded bullhead or perch was lovingly cooked by Grandma Fodge. Eric would cry when she'd make creamed peas. Eric went on to become a champion power lifter in Nebraska and finally stopped crying when people took his picture.
Since then, the green glass collection in various shades has grown, mostly with help from very reasonable Goodwill purchases. When the light hits my green glass in the morning, I see jewels of peridot, emerald, and citrine. Yesterday I relocated a picture from the other side of the dining room to a new spot above the buffet. The colors in the picture enhance the colors of the glass.