a simple bowl of soup and some fresh brown bread.
she really wanted to use a placemat.
then i remembered i had these little place 'mats' from when i was a kid.
i hauled them out (thank goodness for being a bit of a hoarder, huh?) and set one up for her.
it was like i was instantly transformed back to MY childhood.
i felt like i was sitting at my kitchen table, eating lunch and listening to my mom and my omi and opi visit.
i feel like i can taste and see what i'm eating too...
a salami sandwich made with german rye bread and a cup of hot sweet brewed tea in a glass teacup.
i felt such a wave of nostalgia that i couldn't help but capture it through new eyes.
i have another couple of them too.
good thing i was able to snag 3 from my mom.
now i have 1 for each of my girls!
this was the one that little k used.
it was my absolute favorite one.
when i was little i used to think that the hankie the little girl was holding was a little tattered bunny blankie.
i'm not sure why but that is how i saw it.
i try to declutter things from time to time but i'm sure glad i've been able to hang onto these treasures!