Sunday, August 2, 2009

Corn on the Cob



Last night there were 16 of us ... we had a cookout which included the most delicious corn on the cob....don't you just love August when the tomatoes are so red and ripe, the peaches are in season and the corn is to die for?



This is a set of old dishes from Italy that include a serving platter, small individual plates, a salt and pepper and butter pitcher....all with a realistic corn motif....







It is raining today and Mother Nature seems to be saying....time to go home Laura...your week is over....back to the office tomorrow...



I hate to go....it has been so relaxing and so much fun with family coming and going all week..Here is a picture of our lake house in the 1930's.....that is my mother standing with my grandparents....The house looks different now...we have added a kitchen and bathroom to the back and a dormer upstairs...The place is in dire need of a coat of paint so I will wait until that job is accomplished before I show an updated picture....



Before I leave....does anyone want the last cherry?
Hope the week ahead is full of all good things....
:) Laura

19 comments:

B E L D E C O R said...

Dear Laura,
this is a beautiful picture from a lovley old house....
Have a great week
Bine

one gal's trash said...

Yes! Corn and tomatoes and peaches...hooray!Your photos are so lovely. The one of the cherry in the wheelbarrow is just delightful.
Pam

manon 21 said...

mais grillés et Lobster!!!
j'aimerai beaucoup...


manon

Rostrose said...

Hi dearest Laura - me and my family also love corn!!! Wonderful photos again - and I love the old picture of your lake house! What a pitty that the relaxing week is over now - I wish you a good start in the office again! Bye, Traude

Ticking stripes said...

Me please! - But then it looks so cute in the barrow maybe we should leave it there! Lovely post as ever Laura.

Lisa said...

Laura, I love this post! Your corn dishes are great--I really did think the salt/pepper were real ears of corn! Love the old farmhouse. AND YES, I want the last cherry!!

vintage at heart said...

What a comforting and nostalgic post! How wonderful to have a place to get~away to with all of that rich history and grand memories!!

Floss said...

The last cherry! Ahh!

Laura, you will not believe that our fields are full of corn but we never get to eat any of it! Round here it is seen as animal feed (harvested when dry) and only the modern city people would think of eating it.

Out here in the country it's a nasty thought, eating chickenfeed, and we just can't buy it from the farmers. You can get vaccum packed corn on the cob imported from South American in the organic shops, and not much more...

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I was just reading Floss' comment. Isn't it funny that Europeans don't really eat corn. I can remember my parents saying the same thing. But they ate corn here and loved it. I think they just must grow more cow corn as they call it.
Anyways have a good day at the office tomorrow and yes I'd love the last cherry....I wouldn't want to waste it!!!!
Carole

A Hint of Home said...

We had some fresh corn on the cob today and some tomatoes from our plants. Nothing beats those tastes.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

What a beautiful blog...I especially love the old photo of your family's lake cottage and that it is still in your family...

aimee said...

mmmmmm corn! i wouldnt want to leave that cottage either. have a good first day at work :)
blessings,
aimee

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh Laura. I have an obsession with Lake Houses now.. Used to be beach houses [still is] and now also Lake Houses. Love your vintage family photos and also your photo of the clock. And just to follow on from comments of others; Am pleased to report Australians DO eat corn and on the cob also! x Julie

Junkin' Yaya said...

Hey darlin!

I also LOVE corn...in anything and cooked anyway it comes---especially "roasted"! :)

Glad to hear that you have had a fun and relaxing time and yes now back to 'reality'. :)
Thanks for stoppin' by the yaya...and of course your name is entered into winning one of those chunky junky bracelets!

Don't ya just LOVE that clock!!!! Just wish that thing would have fit into my car....Have a great week darlin...and will catch up soon!

xo...deb

Tamerie Shriver said...

That corn looks really good. I love corn-on-the-cob, though I do hate undressing it. Did you grow it in your garden or get it at the Farmer's Market? Your cabin sounds just lovely. It's nice you've enjoyed your time there.

Chrissy said...

Laura...how is it you can make corn on the cob look stunning???You know this is not normal right??? Great shots,I really do think you have missed your calling darlin....talk to you soon,enjoy your day!!

Rosemary said...

So glad you had a wonderful time!!
I hate when you have to get back to reality!!
Have a good week,
Rosemary

Tracey said...

Oh I do love those dishes!

:) T

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