While waiting for my chocolate zucchini cake to bake this morning, I got to playing in the kitchen.
It started with this BAKERY sign spotted on the thrift store shelf last week. It followed me home ;). Since it seemed to want to live at my house, I felt it my duty to make it feel welcome.
So, while the real cake baked in the real oven,
it was a good time to play around with the play oven.
I suppose it may seem strange to some to devote kitchen counter space to nostalgic toys.
For me, it's more than just that.
It's a spot to rest my eye while cooking and baking and poking a few flowers into a vase for the table. A spot that takes me back to time spent in the kitchen with loved ones sharing favorite dishes.
Next to the play stove sits the little print shown above.
When I spotted it on Pinterest, it stopped me in my tracks.
Flashback to my childhood love of playing "house".
The girls at the table reminding me of my sister and I as children.
~ mini me ~
Perhaps it had something to do with the haircut.
Anybody else remember those bangs?
Ha Ha Ha!
Do you recognize anything else in the print?
If you guessed this, you're right.
Oops, wait just a minute.
There, that's more like it.
Well, it looks like the cake is ready to come out of the oven, which means that playtime is over for today.
The memories, however, live on.
Tomorrow will be another 4th of July celebration here.
Most likely the cake will be shared before the fireworks begin.
Another memory to be made around the kitchen table.
Wishing all of my American readers a safe and memorable
4th of July