No, it's not a used car sale down at the garden as I've been teased! It's just a colorful way to keep the deer away (we hope!). Plus, I like a festive garden, and the sound of the breeze blowing the pennants is quite relaxing. Here's a closer photo: Well, actually, we did have a garden party! My long-time friend, Nancie, came to visit, and we ate our lunch outside under the shade of the old oak tree: It was market baking day for Sarah, so she was quite busy in the kitchen and wasn't able to join us. Our menu: broccoli quiche, chicken salad, sauteed zucchini and squash, tomatoes seasoned with basil, homemade Italian seasoned bread wedges, grapes, and Sarah's coconut cheesecake for dessert. What a spread! While Nancie was here, Granny invited her to walk down to the basket shed to see her baskets. Nancie had ordered a trash basket from Granny, and she was picking it up on this visit.
I think she liked every basket she saw on Granny's shelves! I won't say how many she took back home to Richmond with her...but let's just say that Granny was pleased with the sales!Then Nancie tried her hand at dipping a couple of baskets, and Granny showed her how to make sure the walnut stain that's always soaking in her big trash can covered each basket:And then Granny made sure the walnut debris was wiped off the baskets before they were hung to dry in the sun for the afternoon:What a wonderful day with my friend! And this photo will go in our guest book along with many good memories:Thanks, Nancie!