Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Pepper Grinder.
A simple thing to appreciate.
We got it this on our honeymoon on Martha's Vineyard, over 18 years ago. We were young and had almost no money but we stayed at a B & B and dined very well each night. Days were spent looking for the quietest beaches, going on sailboat rides, eating baked goods, bead and music shopping (what?! I was a newlywed, but I was still ME!), browsing through the book barn, grabbing the brass ring on the carousel, blowing bubbles and watching the kayakers laughing and wondering where they came from, bowling, lounging, going to a winery.....
We got the grinder at the winery. It was pretty stinkin' expensive for what it is, but we figured it was vacation and we really wanted a grinder. I think we saw it as our first step to being grownups. A peppercorn grinder. Woo Hoo. We had arrived.
It floats back and forth between the dining room and the kitchen. Each time I am out shopping, I want to buy another one so we can have one on in both places. And I find ones that I are more pleasing to the eye, but they don't have the history of this one. So I don't buy them. Each day when we grind, we silently remember who we were then and see how far we have come. Honeymoon love...daily love......
*Appreciate what you have. Want for less...unless it is beads or music.