I have realized that some of my favorite, most memory-laden objects are in my kitchen. When I was a very small girl, I remember eating popcorn with my grandma from a large, red anodized aluminum bowl. It was THE popcorn bowl. Just the right size, and the metal absorbed just enough heat to make it a very toasty thing to have on your lap. When she passed away last year, that was the thing I wanted most. Now, Brianna immediately gets this bowl from it's place as soon as she hears the popcorn going!
They are heavenly and frosty on the scorching Summer days! You can buy a non-vintage set of these here .
Since the trend in the last few days has been toward hot chocolate (or in Brianna's case, "cold hot chocolate), I will show you my favorite mug...which also happens to be metal. I bought a set of these from Old Navy when I was in college because I thought they were cute. But now I ♥ them because one of these enameled mugs will hold twice as much hot chocolate as my Fiestaware mugs! Mmmm...try mixing a packet of dark chocolate mix with a packet of milk chocolate with marshmallows. YUM! I enjoyed a nice, big mug as I worked on mending my husband's work jeans today.
I know I haven't talked much about lately about my crafty ventures. I did get my project finished, with Brianna's help, for Bunzi's Monthly Makings contest...in the nick of time! I have put the amigurumi aside (temporarily) to work on a scarflet. We made a point to finish watching "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" before the debate tonight, and I worked on it then.
Only a few more inches to go, then I will be done! More pictures to follow. (By the way, "Zohan" was highly funny).
ps...I have received a couple of packages this week that have made me VERY HAPPY, indeed. Maybe I will post some photos tomorrow to elaborate on this ☺