It is the first of September. If we were to have invited you over to our house for dinner tonight though, you would have questioned the date based upon our centerpieces.
You see, we went out on a quest late this afternoon to find a pot for a $2.00 plant I picked up at the market a couple weeks ago. I had left the plant outside on our stoop after purchasing. Stray cats promptly gnawed away some of its leaves and uprooted it at least twice before I rescued it and brought it indoors. Then I neglected to water it. I am not good with plants. I know this but I continue to buy them anyway.
We live in central Phoenix and apparently there are no stores that carry simple ceramic pots anywhere near us. I broke down and spend $15.00 for a very beautiful pot at a local grocery store, knowing all the while that it was not the pot for this particular plant. The size was all wrong and when it really came down to it, all I wanted was a simple, plain, ceramic pot (although on the plus side, the boys each got free delicious looking cookies at said store and the pot is really very lovely – although now I have to find a plant to fit the pot, and so the cycle will continue).
Today we managed to find a wonderful nursery that had just what I was looking for – and then some.
Ceramic Jack o’ Lanterns, painted in beautiful, vivid colors, could simply not be left behind. And even though it is the first of September, we have adorning our dining room table, two Jack o’ Lanterns.