Tuesday, June 8, 2010

REDNESDAY - STRAWBERRIES & SANTA



Finally! After lusting over all your strawberries this past month, mine have, at last, ripened. Becky is happy as a clam - this is one of her all-time favorite foods! So she always gets the lion's share!

This 1948 book was my mother's - my sister gave it to me recently. My Christmas book collection has a new addition!





29 comments:

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

I so love strawberries and have been eating them frequently. I did just buy some cherries which I so love tooooo! Happy Rednesday!

~~Carol~~ said...

How lucky you are to be able to pick your own strawberries, because you know those beauties are fresh! We went to a little strawberry festival over the weekend, and we ate lots of shortcake and cookies and salsa and everything imaginable that you could make with strawberries!
Your Santa book is wonderful, and what a great family heirloom it is!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Linda said...

Love strawberries! Oh to have some fresh picked ones! Your Santa book is such a great family treasure.

dogsmom said...

Our wild strawberries are just starting to turn red - and the wild bunnies are making sure they claim them first!
You are very lucky to have received such a great Santa book, and lots of sentimanetal value too.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

We have been picking our little strawberries lately too. one day I hope to have a nice big strawberry patch but, right now it's just a few at a time.

Love the vintage Christmas book!

Tennis Girl said...

Sue,
I love the vintage Santa Claus book. The illustrations of the past are wonderful!
Yummy strawberries, too!
Robin

Jan LaFollette said...

Strawberries mean the beginning of summmer to me....love them fresh, the season is ALWAYS too short, and love to make freezer jam for winter eating. Thank you for so graciously hosting Rednesday!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Those fresh strawberries look delicious. Great new strawberry REDnesday banner button, too. We have an entire collection of red vintage books from my father in law. It's nice to read them knowing that he read them too. I collect Christmas books too (and videos). :-)

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Your fresh strawberries look so delicous! How sweet of your sister to give you your moms christmas book, what a great treasure! Thank you for hosting Rednesday!
Hugz,
Kim

Shelley said...

I love me some strawberries..been buying them up lately while they have been so cheap..the Christmas book looks like a wonderful one... thanks for sharing ....blessings

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Sue! Your strawberries look delish!! Love that Santa Claus book. What a treasure! Thanks for another fun Rednesday!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Angela said...

I just love that book that was your mother's..My goodness.

Too cute..Thanks for the strawberries. God me some cherries for you at my blog,lol.

Necel from the Old House in Texas said...

Happy Rednesday! Now, I want some strawberries.

Shelley Germann said...

What a great book! I'm surprised your sister parted with it! Then again, she has to know how much you would cherish it!

The strawberries look so yummy! We are settling for store bought! On the bright side, we will be able to pick wild raspberries soon!

Melody said...

The U Pick farms are in full swing for berry pickin. We keep watchin the blackberry thickets all over the area. They are full of blooms this year and sooooo many right along the highways...which means folks will pull off to the side of the roads and go pickin....it's public domain....woohoo.
Love the vintage book, bet the illustrations are great.
Have a cherriluscious Day!

CACHANILLA73 said...

Very cute book.... Love the cover and strawberries are delicious...

DoanLegacy said...

Strawberry is my favorite fruit! My kid would love me to make strawberry jam out of those delicious looking ones..

Dapoppins said...

I bought a half of flat of fresh road side berries, (six little baskets)they were huge and juicy, not very sweet, but nicely flavorful, and they were all gone by dinner time that same day.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Sue!
Thank you again so much for hosting.
You lucky! I tried to grow strawberries last year - we eat them like there's no tomorrow - and I had all of one berry. Too funny! I felt so defeated that I didn't try again this year but now you've got me inspired.
OH! I love the cover of your Santa book - hoping we'll get some peeks inside. :)
Happy Rednesday,
Sally

nannykim said...

Just answering your question on my spindlecottage blog. The iced tea pitcher is modern. I purchased it a year or so ago at Kmart. I have seen them elsewhere too. ;-)

LV said...

I love strawberries anyway you fix them. My sister has a little patch as she is so thrilled to be able to pick hers like you. I do not cook much anymore to use the, but sure can eat them otherwise.

Pam said...

Ohhhh! This looks like so much fun! I'm going back to my blog to see what I can get RED-dy and I'll be back! Thanks for hosting! Pam @ Sallygoodin

Pam said...

Hi! I was looking for your Rednesday blog button to post on my blog. Can't seem to locate one? Please let me know. Thank you so much! Pam @ Sallygoodin

Cathy said...

What a fantastic book! It looks like it's been loved lots!

joy said...

Hello! I love your rednesday! I have a red wednesday too!
Joy
joysthoughtsandthings

Cass @ That Old House said...

Mmmmm . . . strawberries; the best! Yours look fabulous.

I'd love a peek inside that Santa book. How lovely that it was your Mom's -- that makes it doubly special.

Cass

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Sue, I have an award waiting for you at this link:
http://joyofdesserts.blogspot.com/2010/06/new-award-and-find-friend-friday.html

Cheeseboy said...

I am so honored to be on your blog still. Thank you.

Those strawberries look incredible. Nothing like fresh strawberries. No store bought kind can do them justice. I need you as a neighbor.

BTW, got the banner and it is awesome! Thank you! Thank you!

Genie Robinson said...

I am so disappointed I did not manage to get my name on your linky list. Not until Vicki at Cherry Chick taught me how to do it, I was in the dark. I follow your blog, and when I saw she had won the giveaway, I commented with a congrats to her and to you on your blog. Thought that put my name on the list, but guess I just goofed up. Just wanted to let you know that I am participating and have done my entry for two Wednesdays, now. It is just so much fun! If you would like to see my contributions, please stop by for a visit at: buttonsforbaga.blogspot.com
Hugs and Happy Monday...Rednesday is only 2 days away... Genie