Yesterday my daughter Anna and I took off to visit the Kindred Roses flea market, hosted by our friends Julie and Christa in Julie's own back yard... It was nice to get out of the house after spending most of the week cooped up trying to avoid the heat wave... We had a wonderful time visiting and shopping and I was thrilled to spend some time with my teenager!!!
I absolutely looooove the bread vignettes created by Laurie and Debbie from Worthy Goods!!!
I was so excited with what I found to bring home...!!
How cute is this bed, bedding included??!! Chippy and perfect!
Other finds include an enamel pitcher (Jennifer, it was so nice to meet you!), a ticking pillow, an old clock with hp rose, a darling baby outfit - Natalie, I bought this one for you! - and a crochet bonnet.
I was thrilled to find this vintage wedding invitation with a handpainted heart wreath... I wish it had the year... Eunice is marrying Mr. Rufus! Price: $5!
But my favorite find (I should say Joe's find, since he was the one that guided me to it ~ thanks, Joe, you have great eyes!) was this old headboard turned message board!! Lisa, it was so nice to see you again, have I mentioned I loooove your stuff??!! Lisa couldn't wait to go home and tell her husband that someone had actually bought that old piece of "junk"!!! I thought it was a great deal at $22....
After we left Julie's house, we made a stop at Ikea for a 99c breakfast plate of eggs, bacon and potatos (and a little browsing, of course!), then off to Monticello to fluff up the space...
Our afternoon was spent at some friends house who were hosting a gymnastics pool party!! Yes, I have to admit I have major pool envy!!! How gorgeous is this??!!
How can you tell the pool is full of gymnasts? You will mostly see them upside down!!!How can kids spend five hours in a pool and have to be dragged out by worn out parents??!!!
For the potluck, I brought a Roasted Corn Salad, a recipe I got from my neighbor Sarah. It is so delicious, I thought I would share the recipe with you!
Roasted Corn Salad
3 cups fresh corn kernels (about 6 ears)
1 Tbs vegetable oil, divided
2 Tbs white balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup chopped seeded tomatos
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped green onions
Pre-heat oven to 425 F
Combine corn and 1 tsp oil in a jellyroll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425 F for 20 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.
Combine 2 tsp oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; add corn mixture, stirring well. Stir in tomato, bell pepper and green onions. Serve wam or at room temperature.
My good neighbor Sarah makes this salad for all our gatherings. It is a recipe from Cooking Light, and I have always loved it... This was my first time making it, and I made (and will make) a few slight changes! First, I think next time I will broil the corn at 500 F for less that 10 minutes, it will still give the corn the roasted taste without drying it too much. Then, when it comes to the dressing, I prefer to use olive oil rather than vegetable oil, and I am sorry, but 2 teaspoons of oil just doesn't cut it for me (I'm European, what can I say??!!!). I used about 4 tablespoons!! Also, I didn't have white balsamic vinegar (I do love it, and I usually buy it at Trader Joes), so I used regular balsamic vinegar, and it tasted delicious. I hope you will try it, I am sure you will love it as much as I do!!