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Monday, August 29, 2011

~Canisters and Tomatoes~

Happy Monday, all, I hope you are well.  
My heart goes out to you who were affected by Hurricane Irene.  I watched a slide show of the devastation, it's enough to break your heart.  My prayers are with you people.

My tomatoes were slowly ripening, one here, another one there.  We ate them up as they ripened.  I have not tasted good tomatoes for so long, I just can't get enough of them.  I have been eating at least two every day.  I have given several to my neighbors who bless me with the vintage goodies.




But now they are ripening much more quickly, so I am going to make salsa tomorrow.  I will can it so we can enjoy our wonderfully tasty tomatoes this winter.




Behind them sit my new canisters.  They were only $5.99 at a local thrift store.  They are like new except that two of them have no words, they washed off when I washed them.  That's okay, though, I will leave them like this until I decide what to do about it.
Any suggestions?




That's all for today, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

~Wishing You Much Love In Your Heart...Sweet Peace In Your Soul...And  Joy In Your Life ~ 
~Always~ 




21 comments:

Teena in Toronto said...

Those tomatoes look delish ... gimme some!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Those tomatoes are soooo beautiful. I know they taste like a little piece of heaven. I kinda like the cannisters the way they are. =) But, I'll look forward to seeing what you do with them. blessings ~ tanna

Gail said...

Great find Cindy and your tomatoes look so gooooood!

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

Poppy said...

Love how you displayed the tomatoes in that basket... they look so yummy and tempting! And the canisters are just perfect for your kitchen countertop...you can always personalize them using stencils... thanks for sharing your kitchen corner with us.Hugs~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Jenifer said...

I love tomatoes! Home grown are the best. :)

Betty said...

Your tomatoes look so bright and tempting. I bet they're full of flavour. They will be tasty in your winter meals.
The cannisters look fresh and pretty. Just right for your kitchen.

podso said...

What a beautiful harvest of tomatoes! hmmm homemade salsa will be good. The cannisters look great, even as they are.

Pondside said...

Those red tomatoes look luscious!
You might want to stencil the words back on the canisters - or just leave them plain because they are very good looking.

Sheila said...

Your tomatoes are picture perfect and I'm sure they must taste delicious ! Our tomatoes have never ripened by this point in time. I usually pick them green before the first frost and they ripen in the cool room through the fall.
good luck restoring your canisters. I think there used to be decals years ago but i'm not sure if they could be found anywhere.

Anonymous said...

LOVE tomatoes and plan to make salsa soon....just not enough tomatoes yet. Perhaps I am eating too many myself? :) Very awesome canisters as well! ~ Karen @ Pink Parsonage

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cindy,
I love Salsa! Gary made some salsa last year that was so HOT!!! only he could eat it...LOL and he also over salted it too...Silly guy. I think he made like this so he didn't have to share LOL
Your tomatoes are beautiful and so red. The cannisters are a great vintage find, I would just leave them I think they look great!
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

Teresa Fredenburg said...

Lovely tomatoes, they look so plump. I love the canisters, you could buy some water slide decals and apply them to the blank ones and turn the other two around and apply decals to back side. I found some cute ones on Etsy.

Carol said...

Cindy,
Aren't fresh homegrown tomatoes the best? I eat them morning noon and night. Seriously.
Fun canister score! I like them just as they are, but I know if you change them they'll look even better!

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Oh, what lovely tomatoes and you're so right - nothing like homegrown! I love a mayo, cheese and tomato sandwich! Yum!!
I love your new canisters and I wouldn't care if the writing was off or not - they look wonderful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Lovely canisters. I often see vintage sets but the colours don't suit our kitchen but I love the neutral of your new find.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your tomatoes are beautiful. Mine are starting to ripen too. Great find on the canisters. Are you going to share your salsa recipe? I have never made it but would like to try...

Linda said...

Your tomatoes are beautiful! They didn't do too well here this year! Love the canisters!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The tomatoes look wonderful Cindy. We have only found a few really good tomatoes this summer. I suppose we should try to grow them again. I love real tomatoes, right off the vine! Yum!

Ana said...

Oh Cindy,
What beautiful tomatos...I L O V E tomatos...Mmmm, and I love salsa too, the hotter the better :-)Oh, and the canister were such a great find. There is so much you can do with them and I'm sure that whatever you decide to do will be awesome. Wishing you a beautiful day my friend.

Much love,
♥Ana

Shabby soul said...

Darling friend is so good to eat the food we produce ourselves, isn't it? All have another taste, more true... I usually use to cook "pomodori ripieni", that means: cut tomatoes in two half and put on them some grated bread mixed with some garlic, chopped parsley, salt, olive oil. Then bake it for 15-20 minutes 180°.
They are so good!
A big hug my sweet
Silvia

wendy said...

Oh you make me want to grow tomatoes!! My dogs would trample them though :( Yours look soo good!!! As for the canisters, they're super cute! Maybe you could do something with stencils for the words that washed off?