So...for at least 4 years my husband has asked for a dinner bell.
He grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York and was called to dinner by a bell!
See...we have dreams of living on a farm (overlooking the ocean of course)...
so we try our best in our suburbia to make it feel like a.... cottage by the sea on a farm!
He put the bell he got for Christmas in a perfect spot.
I hope that when it rings it brings back all of those great farm memories for him.
Oh to work the land, go to bed at sunset and rise at sunrise...to sit on the porch with lemonade and read C.S. Lewis while rocking in a white worn rocking chair...
I can reach for the new bell and call the kids in from the backyard...and it is so loud that maybe all of the neighborhood kids might join us for dinner!
Tonight I am having 2 families (blogging families) for dinner.
I can't wait to use the dinner bell for the very first time!
No other way I would rather break it in than with friends.
Here is to ringing in the new year, with friends, yummy food...and a bell.
Tomorrow I will share the recipes I am using tonight!
Love and Ding ah ling,