Monday, February 24, 2014

Demi Tasse & This and That From the Canyon

With nothing much to write about, I hope you will enjoy a few cups from my demi tasse collection. The last two belonged to my maternal grandmother.

My husband (the chef around here) thawed some sushi fish, but since he had a lot of left-over wild rice, which didn't work for sushi, he created this dish. Some of you may not like raw fish, but at our house, we just love it.

I thought these old, rusty, things (whatever they are) were quite handsome. 
It says Drilling Dept. on top. 

Spring has arrived here, at least for now. The other morning, we saw a chipmunk darting across the yard, looking for cover. And I saw two white doves, the kind that flew around us when we buried Angel. Angel, our much loved German shepherd dog, died in May 2012. I have not seen white doves around here since that morning. 

This is the last picture I took of our Angel.

I guess you could say, these are my random thoughts for a Monday morning. I'm off to town to run some errands: 

Donate books to the thrift store; drop off bottles, cans, and cardboard at the recycle place; get some much needed batteries, more needed chocolates, and some milk and fruit at the store. It's 15 miles to the the stores. They are located on the other side of town. Even though our town is small, traffic is never a problem, stores are close together --- I get tired by the time I get back home. So I will catch up with everyone tomorrow, if not today.

Samson Says: Have a nice day, everyone! But don't bother me, you can see I'm busy digging. 


  1. Samson does look busy so I won't bother him. You have a lot of errands to do today. We enjoy sushi but not the kind with raw fish. Have a great week.

  2. It's a slice of life with Inger!

    I enjoyed your pix. We eat sushi too, but seldom make it ourselves. We have many from Asia who call Vancouver home, so easy to buy here.

    Many are stopping by to read about Roland's ordeal, Inger, thanks to the help of Milo (In Media Res blog)who tweeted, and sent other alerts through the social media.

    BTW - I collected handpainted teacups years ago (bk-before kids). Roaming through antique stores is and was a favorite pastime. Loved yours.

  3. Samson, watch out for chipmunks, or what ever lives in holes in your canyon.
    hope you don't wear yourself out with all your errands today..
    my aunt had the second one up from the bottom in the cups.. they are all really pretty.

  4. samson! :)

    sweet that the doves returned! i'm not a raw fish / sushi person at all.

  5. Dear Inger, if the last time, I'd seen two white doves was when Dulcy died, I would be aware every after when I saw two again. She would be blessing my day. I so hope that the two doves you saw the other days blessed your day with comforting and loving thoughts of Angel. Peace.

  6. Pretty china! We had sushi last week -- my son and daughter-in-law came up and made it for all of us -- and I did some tempura to go with it.

    Don't know what those iron things are but I agree, they're worth a picture!

  7. Hej!
    Coolt inlägg. Va rädd om kopparna, så fina.
    Här var det äntligen sol idag och +10 grader.....
    Kram m/

  8. Love the porcelain tea cups.

  9. Beautiful China cup and saucers. I have a small collection of them too.

    I used to drink tea in them when I was younger and less rushed but now I have regressed to use a mug instead.

    I'm not a raw fish lover either but I love cooked fish and other sea food.

    It's nice that the doves have returned to bless your day.

  10. I cannot believe that it's been that long since Angel passed, Inger!! She was such a beautiful spirit...:)JP

  11. Samson is busy and so are you! I love doves and the meaning of them - when I do see them and it is rain - I think of my mo ther.

  12. My Mom would have loved your demi tasse collection. China was her passion. She had barrels of family heirlooms that we hauled with us every time we moved (which was almost yearly). The demi tasse cups were her favorites.

  13. I can eat raw fish if it is cooked well done. Oh, I guess it wouldn't 't be sushi then.

    I hope you felt OK when you got home from town.

  14. Thank you for the lovely pauses - I smiled at each tea cup -- from another era, yet so familiar.

    Inger, Angel is with you! When Chester left us in Macedonia, friends (locals) had never seen the white birds in the nearby field that flew off after our little ceremony. These nine years later, wherever we go, a white bird (various types) flies by us in the a.m.

  15. What a lovely peaceful day, Inger.

    The doves are there to remind you that Angel loves you :)


  16. Thanks for sharing the pictures of some fine china.
    Samson is lucky to get to do the things he likes.

  17. I think Angel sent the doves to remind you that she still loves you, too.


  18. The demitasse cups are so pretty! What a nice collection. And your day of errands, although tiring, I'm sure, sounds like a peaceful day! How interesting that you'd be visited by the two dove!

  19. The demitasse cups are so pretty! What a nice collection. And your day of errands, although tiring, I'm sure, sounds like a peaceful day! How interesting that you'd be visited by the two dove!


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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