we went to charlottesville a few weeks ago for a wedding. and charlottesville in late summer makes me think of one thing...peaches


not quite millions of peaches, but a half bushel. and after eating as many fresh, drip down your elbows peaches as we could handle and making one mean peach cobbler, we canned what was left.


we did this on a friday night. because we party hard.


we ended up with eight pints of peaches. to be enjoyed at a later day.



i like to go to yard sales. and junk stores. this may be obvious...

this handsome metal pair cost 2 dollars at a yard sale benefiting the local youth theater. normally, i'd talk the price down to a dollar, but it was for the children.


the paint job left a little something to be desired though. so i learned a new trick. painted metal plus simmering in water and baking soda for thirty minutes equals no more painted metal.


now i have the desire to find painted metal objects and make them unpainted metal objects.

the roosters didn't remain unpainted for long however. a couple of coats of white spray paint later...


just like new.

i bought them with my sister in law in mind and i'm happy to say that i followed through on the gift. not before jon scolded me for taking them around the house and imagining where i was going to put them.