Lime in the Coconut

(you put the) Lime in the Coconut

Song Lime in the Coconut

Well, we have Harry Nilsson to thank for this painting! I loved this song as a kid- I had no idea what the words meant! I still don’t…all I know is you put the lime in the coconut and you drink it all up…and ¬†you feel better! This song was like dessert for your ears when it came on the radio. You wouldn’t dare turn the station. It’s the kind of song you secretly feel proud that you know every word!

Lime in the Coconut

Lime in the Coconut, inspired by the 1970’s song

 

Rollers

Glamour

Moms used to sit around the kitchen table with a plethora of beauty accessories for glamour: Rollers, curlers, pins, brushes, water, bobby pins, stick pins, beauty magazine and let’s be honest, cigarettes and coffee (or something stiffer!). My mom was no exception. She used her teasing brush like an artist- rolling her head full of curlers. How did women ever sleep with these things??? It was an artform in itself- “doing your hair”.

Rollers

Glamour magazine, curlers and teasing brush- all you need to be a beauty!

Four cottages

Four Cottages

As a kid, we never stayed in one of these kind of cottages. They are so tidy and perfect, like a little monopoly piece! Imagine the travelers they have seen! People honeymooning, vacationing or just passing through. Every Adirondack town has them, with their adorable names. I love finding the most vintage looking cottages. Happy times!

These Four Cottages are in North Hudson, NY. I drive by them all the time. They just sit in a well manicured field. Hope they outlive all of us!

Four cottages

Four Cottages in Anytown , Adirondack Park, NY

 

 

ADK sign

Entering the Adirondacks

My mother used to say whenever she saw that sign, all her troubles would melt away. There is something about seeing the sign for the Adirondack Park that makes everything just better! Food tastes better, we sleep better, birds get a notice- everything just seems more special if it happens inside the Adirondack Park.

ADK sign

Entering the Adirondack Park Sign…somewhere in the Adirondacks. Once you pass this sign, everything in life just gets better!