Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dorothy Sprinkle, freshly made and headed home

- More from the weekend... This basket found at a purveyor of antiques in Hayesville. The handmade tag reads: Jeremiah basket, Handcrafted from Natural Reed by Dorothy Sprinkle. I left the shop, but kept thinking about the basket. The woman at the counter said, "You're back!" I tell her that I want the basket because it was made by Dorothy Sprinkle. Neither of us knows her - I just like her name and she made a lovely basket.

- A man emerges from Louise's Garden Shop in Hayesville holding a loaf of her bread in a paper bag. He hands it into a woman inside the car and says, "Smell this! And it's still hot!"

- Taking a new way back to Atlanta and getting a little lost. But the scenery sure was lovely: a lake, some farms and lots of forest. Finally emerging next to a familiar sign at a long ago shuttered store with a hand lettered sign out front that advertised Cold Cokes. I knew just where I was and headed home.


desk49 said...

is a basket a antique if
it's younger then Uncle Sam
tho as a basket it does
seem quite grand

a man with a bread gets
a woman to smell
from the shop it was hot
and her he did tell

lost in the woods
till a sign sent me home
Cold Coke that way
be more careful when you rome

Jannie Funster said...

How could you not buy anything by a Dorothy Sprinkle?? :) Lovely basket! A Longaberger one that size goes for a mint.

And I'm glad to see your spices are not directly over your stove, as heat degrades the quality -- with all your cooking, I feel content that you are getting the best tastes you can!



Louvregirl said...

What are you going to put in it?

TALON said...

Hot fresh bread is a little slice of heaven :)

And how could you not be intrigued by a name like Dorothy Sprinkle? The basket is a hand-crafted beauty!

sage said...

North Georgia is beautiful, good country to get lost in. Lovely basket.

Lynn said...

Ellis -

Good point about the basket. It's probably not an antique - I imagine it might have been part of an estate collection or something. Thank you for my poem!

Jannie -

Isn't Sprinkle a good last name? Friend Leisa says that she knows another woman with that same last name in Western North Carolina. Must be common up there.

I must confess that the spices I use are in the pantry - those above the sink are for show. :)


lg -

It's already been filled with books and magazines that I am currently reading. Perfect for that.

Talon -

The bread looked delicious, too. And I love my new basket - it has so much personality. Jeremiah denotes a squareish basket.

Sage -

I was lost, but kept running across landmarks I knew - Lake Burton, Mark of the Potter, etc. It was a relief to run up on the Cold Cokes sign. :)

Fireblossom said...

Inspiration struck this morning after I had only barely begun my morning blog rounds! But I am here now. :-)

That's so sweet about the bread. Warm fresh bread is just heavenly, isn't it? And the Cold Cokes sign guiding you its way, that's even better.

Mama Zen said...

I love that basket!

Riot Kitty said...

I love your anecdotes. You really should write a book of them.

We had an older lady in one of our education classes whose last name was Saucy - and her e-mail started with "saucyms." Love it!

Wendy said...

a feast for the senses. I'm not craving a cold coke, freshly baked bread, and an afternoon antiquing for Dorothy Sprinkle one-of-a-kinds.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I do like that basket- n it'll surely come in handy. Cool name of the weaver attached too!
Warm bread is one of my Faves- off your diet now tho, huh.
A lake n farms are a great find. Glad you found a familiar place to know the way home. Sometimes general direction is all that's needed.

Lynn said...

FB -

The name of the place was Freemans. I wish someone would re-open it as a country store, but there are so many of those gas station / convenience stores nearby on that highway. Maybe I should do that and sell Cold Cokes. :)

MZ -

Me, too. It's already it in its place.

RK -

Thank you - I might think about that. And Saucy is a great name. It reminds me a little of my Aunt Sally, who wanted her grandmother name to be Sassy. Cute.

Wendy -

A feast for the senses - I like that.

Snaggle -

Yes - I'm resisting baked goods for now. Groan. And I loved driving by Lake Burton - it is a man made lake, but so lovely.