October 26, 2007

Got Milk?

She wakes up early with happy anticipation of having a tidy house. She chooses an apron and busily gets to work cleaning up her cottage. Oddly enough, she enjoys the routine of most of these chores, that so many others object to. She loves to fluff and feather her nest, and considers her home the happiest of places. The noises around her comfort her, Dean Martin playing in the background, girls giggling in another room, the cats chasing each other through the house, the leaves blowing in the cool autumn breeze. The sounds of her life fill her ears and heart.

This state of contentment is interrupted by the excited barking of her dog, Millie. Her puppy's enthusiasm is contagious. The milkman! An event that is happily anticipated all week has finally arrived.

Well, this story could have taken place 50 years ago but instead it actually took place here yesterday morning. I received my first delivery from Oberweiss Dairy and somehow my life just seems a bit more blissful- a bit more nostalgic. I think my dairy fresh milk will taste even better in these glasses from Anthropologie.

43 comments:

  1. Isn't it funny what we now consider such a treat was once comman place. Our last home had this neat little door on the outside of the kitchen wall. You could open it on the inside to get the milk the milkman left. Funny I'm now searching for a Dean Martin cd ha ha. Lovely post.
    Kathy

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  2. What a lovely story! I am also impressed by how attractive those milk containers are!! My mum often reminisces about getting her milk delivered to her door in lovely glass bottles when she lived in Ireland. Now we hunt stuff like that out...

    Linda

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  3. Loved this post Jen!
    As a fellow nester :-}and lover of all things "home" the idea of having fresh milk delivered in bottles sounds wonderful!not to mention drinking the milk in those cute glasses. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. We love oberweiss. We have one right around the corner though, so we don't use the delivery. They even have Jack's picture up in there now!

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  5. What a cute post! I have a glass from Anthropologie that I love to drink milk from. It has a picture of two mice eating cheese and says "Thinking about the hidden cheesecake kept us up for hours. We knew the time had come to act."

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  6. Look at Kitty Luv peeking out the window...soooo cute!! When we lived in England, we had milk delivered daily. You had to quickly get it inside or the birds would peck through the foil lids and help themselves to the cream on top. And those glasses! Oh my. I LOVE those! Don't they just remind you of the painted walls in little Ella's bedroom (latest Cottage Living)? I MUST drive straight to my Anthropologie today and get some of those. Great post Jen...you've got a wonderful life. :)
    Luv, blogless SW

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  7. What a luxurious treat- fresh milk delivered to your door. There were some wonderful things in the good old days- and that was one of them, for sure.

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  8. How homey! My sister and a lot of my neighbors get their milk delivered too...I think it's great. I can't believe Sarah noticed that kitty in the window! I had to go back and see what she was talking about! Too cute.

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  9. How wonderfully delightful! I've always wanted a milk delivery here but alas, there is none.

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  10. I'm so jealous! I wish I could get milk delivered to my door!

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  11. Love those happy glasses. Funny, I'm from the Western suburbs of Chicago and grew up on Oberweis. I just about ran a light one day when I saw one of there trucks drive by. :)

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  12. their. their trucks. Sheesh.

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  13. What a lovely post. I remember visits from the milkman when I was a child and it's so nice to hear that this is available to you.

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  14. lucky girl - what a treat. great photo by the way.

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  15. How wonderful to have milk delivered to your front door! Ooooh...I bet it is yummy!

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  16. So charming! I have been wanting to look into milk delivery here and haven't made time for it yet. Maybe I'll just get it done now! Thanks! ~A :-)

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  17. I loved this post! and the pics too! Beautiful, beautiful glasses.

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  18. Loved your post.....brought back memories of my first home and how I could still get milk delivered back then....26 years ago. Now, no one does it here....how sad :-(

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  19. well how charming is that!
    so jealous but yes i'm certain that milk does indeed taste better in a glass from anthro!
    xo

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  20. Love that picture. What a nice thought to go back to something so simple. When did it get so complicated!!!
    Bristol

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  21. That's very sweet, Jen!

    I hope I don't freak you out, but I seem to remember it was not too long ago that you were heading to Columbus to see Anthropologie for the first time - and now look at you, you're the Anthropologie pro! Those glasses are perfect for your perfect treat.

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  22. Jen ~ I love that top picture. The glass bottles look so nice. And those Anthropologie glasses look so fun with all of the bright colors.

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  23. oh how neat to have it delivered to your door like they used to do. lucky you.
    and oh those glasses look so fun too.

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  24. SIGH!

    Love it all......

    I'm talking dishwashers.....come on over :)

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  25. Wow, I could have used that when my kids were young! We drank 10 gallons a week and I use to wish for delivery!!

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  26. Ah, sounds so wonderful. Admire that you are "designing a life you love". Cheers!

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  27. I DREAM of having my milk delivered like that! I'm going to look around and see if anyone does it in our area...

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  28. How lovely! Its so great that there are still dairies that deliver. I'm only 34, but I remember that we had milk delivered when I was little (early-mid 1970s).

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  29. Wow...I didn't know anyone was still able to get their milk delivered. Amazing! And nice.

    Love the glasses!

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  30. I remember having milk delivered to our home as a girl. After a while the local dairy eliminated the glass bottles and began using waxed cardboard. Each of these containers had a set of cloverleaf images on it--the name of the dairy was Cloverleaf. If you saved up the leaf images, you could trade them in for stuff, kinda of like green stamps.

    My job as a girl was making sure all the cloverleaf designs were off the container.

    Thanks for a happy memory.

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  31. I LOVE the fact that your milk comes in bottles. I remember being excited when the milk started coming in cartons, but now I miss the bottles.
    What a great pic :0)

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  32. WOW! now that really is a treat! Love it!

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  33. Great post! Along with the others, I wish we had fresh milk delivery too.

    Cathy

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  34. Oh what fun that would be! I so wish that was available in our area...enjoy! Dianntha

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  35. Such cute glasses! They would look so pretty sitting on an open shelf in the kitchen.

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  36. I Jen,
    I love it. Milk on the porch is the greatest.
    Just got back from my daughter's wedding weekend. I found out that you are my swap buddy. Yay! Only I guess I send to another person. Interesting swap.
    I posted the first pictures of the wedding today.
    We had Dean Marting playing at the wedding. Love it.
    Rosemary

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  37. Milk delivered to your door...life doesn't get much better than that!

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  38. When I was a child our milk was delivered to the door. My sister andI always waited for it. Those were good days. Mary

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  39. I love this story!! I love Dean Martin!! And seriously I didn't know there were milkmen anymore. How cool is that!!

    Teresa
    xo

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  40. I love it, I love it, I love this post!!! I am now going to head over to see if your milkman will deliver to my little nest.

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  41. Oh it does look blissful. Those jugs they are in are fantastic, especially sitting next to your pumpkins. I love the imagery of your morning and what you would be doing (in your apron). It makes me smile.

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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  42. I'm so jealous. Wonder if there is a dairy nearby?

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  43. Oh me oh my I am inspired now! Thanks for all the great ideas! You've outdone yourself!

    Melissa

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