Monday, April 13, 2015

Gifts for the Farmhouse

My neighbor stopped by one day when her partner was here to find the leak somewhere in the outside water pipes, which has been keeping us from getting anything accomplished on the Tiny Farmhouse.  She came bearing a gift, as she said, from hearing me talk about things I like, something she had that she would like for me to use in the farmhouse.

I was worried as she handed me a gift bag, afraid that what was inside would be a handmade craft or something that I would not want to keep out for display, but would have to knowing that she would be visiting from time to time.  I was thrilled when I saw this vintage enamel platter with a big colorful turkey on it. 

I have a few pieces of enamelware and love it, but they are gray, also called spatterware, very dull and utilitarian, the opposite of this piece with all the color and pattern, and I absolutely love it!  Right now I have it up at Camp Blue Wall because I like looking at it, and once the farmhouse is finished, I will find the perfect spot for it, most likely in the kitchen.

Another gift was from Ziggy, my goat milk supplier.  He tossed in a big head of Oak Leaf Lettuce, a huge, fresh salad for dinner!  As I write this post, Jim has found the leak and will be replacing the pipe this week.  That means things will be gearing up on the farmhouse once cleaned.  The Tryon International Equestrian Center has just opened, the likes of Sting and Trump will be showing their horses there.  Accommodations are desperately needed in this area, and we have been told our farmhouse will be in great demand.  Fingers crossed!