Tuesday, February 1, 2011


007 Our good friend, Therese, passed away in 2008.  We miss her a lot.  Recently, her home sold and her elder daughter traveled to New Bern to dispose of Therese’s furnishings. 

Kathryn graciously offered us her mom's iron frying pans and a Dutch oven.  We were thrilled to take them.  They’re totally nonstick from many years of seasoning.    I plan on making bread in the Dutch oven.  The small frying pan (originally Therese’s mother’s) is being used a lot these days. 

At Kathryn’s invitation, I went through Therese’s cookbooks and took the ones I thought either I or my cooking son and DIL would want.  They’ll be put to good use.010

My hubby spotted an Oriental fish bowl in the pile for Habitat and asked if we could have it.  Kathryn was happy to give it to us.  The colors are perfect for our home, and we already have Oriental accents throughout.  We bought a stand for the fishbowl and found the perfect spot for it.  Though the area is somewhat dark, away from windows, we wanted a live plant.  Sansevieria (snake plant) was the perfect choice, and Guy has already dubbed it, “Sister Therese.”  Easy to grow and thriving in low-light conditions, this plant will be part of our living memorial to a dearly loved friend.  004


The Food Hound said...

So sorry for your loss, but I'm glad you have some lovely things with which to remember her!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

so pretty! what a great way to honor a friend!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I'm sure your friend would be thrilled that her daughter shared her favorite things with you. How thoughtful.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love cast iron skillets. I have my great grandmothers skillet and there is nothing like it.

Pam said...

Sorry about the loss of your friend. You definitely have some great things to keep her in your thoughts. Take care.