Thank you so much for all of your well wishes and prayers in my last post. I do think that your prayers created an invisible safety net of support that means so much to us. There isn't much to say when one's partner says, "I am so very, very tired." Tired of illness, of pain and the betrayal of one's body. My heart squeezes tight and I search for something to say besides talk of doctors' visits and tubes and needles. I was out yardsaling when I saw something that made me stop and hesitate. Monsieur was so supportive over my vintage Redman picnic basket find but I had begun to think that many of my finds weren't very masculine. I wanted so very much to bring home something that was "Vintage Man Style," something that would be all his. So what did I find?
A vintage metal picnic cooler by Thermos! There is something about the hunter green that makes me think of lazy summer days with not a care in the world. At the moment it is sitting in a corner of our home holding up a collection of potted plants.
It makes me think of Spring and Summer, the seasons of growing things. The large plant in the middle is a basil plant which is under Monsieur's care. There is nothing like fresh basil in a salad or pasta.
Of course, after all that exertion with tending plants, one needs a cool breeze. Looking more closely at the picnic cooler, I have to say that I adore the sturdy latch and handles.
One must reward oneself, on a hot summer day, with delicious ripe strawberries. Monsieur is quite pleased with his "Vintage Man Style" cooler. Mission accomplished, don't you think?
I am linking up with Her Library Adventures, Apron Thrift Girl, Southern Hospitality, A Stroll Thru Life, Coastal Charm, Ivy and Elephants, Knick of Time, Thrifty Groove, The Charm of Home.