I had never heard of Chocolate Cobbler until I read Dayle's blog today. Now I have the recipe!
I acquired some new-to-me Simple Pleasures this week, but they are really rather old. While visiting an elderly couple from our church congregation this week (both are ill, and I made a prescription run for them), I noticed a small collection of dusty Ball canning jars high on a little corner shelf in her kitchen. One of the jars was that beautiful green, and beside them was a little set of 'books,' which really aren't books at all. They have been cut from wood and painted to look like books. The woman was an elementary teacher for many years, so someone must have given them to her then. I asked if I could borrow some jars and the books to photograph, and she told me to take them! Their daughters have told her to start de-cluttering the house in preparation for a move to assisted living within the year. (Beth has a lot of collections -- all dust-catchers.) I was thrilled to get the items. Already I've been photographing still life arrangements, which I'll be adding to my Photostream and blog soon. (The glass insulator is a piece I bought at a yard sale some years ago.)