Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Strawberry Girl




Lois Lenski's Strawberry Girl was my favorite when I was a pre-teen.  Prairie girl meets garden.  Just might be a foreshadowing of my life...plus modernity.   The strawberry has always been a favorite.  Sweet, bright, sign of early summer.  Imagine me with the toy Strawberry Shortcake!  Blueberry Muffin was my favorite...she smelled better.


Today's harvest was plentiful.



My ironstone creamer overflowed.


The goose neck are almost out.  It has such a great shape.


My daughter loves to cut and clean these for dinner.  
Wait till she sees how many she has to cut tonight.
A tiny bit of superfine sugar makes their natural syrup ooze.


For the record, this is my only anchor hocking decal bowl.  My mom gifted it to me.  She picked it up for a quarter at a local garage sale.  I am never that lucky.  



I bought my daughter Strawberry Girl.  She shows no interest in the book and when the newest reproduction Strawberry Shortcake came out she said she would rather have Pet Shop puppies? 
Remember I am not that lucky. 
Beautiful homegrown fruit...today I am the strawberry girl!

10 comments:

Kim K. said...

Your strawberries are divine. Love the anchor hocking decal bowl. Beautiful pics. For the record, Josie has all of Emma's little petshop creatures and 3 dollhouses spread throughout my entire living room this evening. Would your daughter like to come over to play?

PS. The paint reveal just went "live" on the blog. We're getting close to furniture. Very close.

~~Carol~~ said...

I have never seen an Anchor Hocking bowl like that, but it sure looks lovely filled to the brim with those luscious strawberries! And the gooseneck looks all nice and friendly and seems to be playing nicely. NOT SO in my garden! I left only a couple standing last fall, and now it's running rampant. It's so pretty, I just wish I could keep it confined!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

Betty Lou said...

I can almost taste the strawberries. Guess you just had to be that generation to appreciate Strawberry Girl and Strawberry Shortcake. Hugs

Sarah said...

Beautiful home grown strawberries, how fabulous! I didn't realize Strawberry shortcake was Strawberry Girl. ;-)

Redhead Sadie said...

Ohhhhhhh...Lois Lenski is my favorite children's author of all time, and I have almost all of her books! It is nice to know that someone else understands her magic!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I lOVED LOIS LENSKI books! Had not thought of them in forever.
great strawberries..ours are far from coming on...much to soggy here still.

schmidt1016 said...

I'm another Lois Lenske fan! Isn't it funny how a little mention of something like that can bring back so many memories. I find myself waxing nostalgic more and more. You help me feed that need. Thanks!

Leslie S. in MN
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Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Yep! Another Lenske fan here! In fact, I read several of her books all over again a few years back. I love the grittiness of her families because my childhood was filled with poverty and grit but that didn't prevent me from having fun and having great memories, too! Enjoy your strawberries! Mine haven't even bloomed yet! ♥

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

MMMMMMMM!!!! I can't get enough strawberries lately!! They're my all-time favorite!

birdie blue said...

loved the book 'strawberry girl', renee. your strawberries are spectacular looking, and i imagine they taste absolutely delicious.

strawberry shortcake dolls are in heavy rotation here, at the moment.

have a wonderful week.
xo
~molly