Running Through the Sprinkler in Summer ~ set of 6 coasters

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Running Through the Sprinkler in Summer ~ set of 6 coasters

12.00

Cocktail Conversation:

On hot, muggy summer afternoons in Minnesota, my brother and I would beg my father to set up the sprinkler so we could run through it, the closest thing to a swimming pool that we had in the lower working-class neighborhood I grew up in. We didn’t always get a yes from him. Watering the lawn was best done in the early morning or evening so as not to burn the grass, but on the days he did, we suited up without hesitation and waited anxiously as he positioned the sprinkler in just the right spot so as to avoid watering the driveway or sidewalk while maximizing grass coverage.

Our sprinkler was perfect for running through. It wasn’t the circulating sprinkler with a pulsating, single stream of water spewed out too hard and at the exact height of your face so you felt like you were getting blasted by a fire hose. And it wasn’t the kind shaped like a tractor that inched its way along a strategically laid-out hose, whipping out water only at the height of our ankles. No, it was the oh-so-perfect oscillating sprinkler, the one with a dozen or so gentle streams of water tossed into the air at a height completely adjustable by the amount of water my father released from the outdoor facet. When he was watering trickier, smaller areas of the yard like by the side of the house, he adjusted the spray to just above the tops of our heads, the sprinkler nothing more than a water curtain we leapt through over and over again, gesturing with our hands and arms as if we had to part it to get through. Other times, when watering the larger, main parts of the lawn, water soared well above us and we moved lazily back and forth with the sprinkler as it rained down upon us, our heads back, mouths open, getting dizzy as we tried to catch drops on our tongues.

“Under the sprinkler of Goodbye, the softness of take care changed the taste of love.” {Unknown}

Description:

These coasters are made from natural and sustainable cork and are extra thick to protect your tabletop from moisture and heat. Use them as drink coasters or under small vases or potted plants.

  • Set of 6 round coasters made of natural cork

  • One-of-a-kind, hand-marbled design

  • Colors: French Blue, Turquoise, Yellow, Gray

  • Marbled on the front, plain on the back

  • 4” diameter, 1/4” thick

  • Long lasting, durable (my personal set is 5 years old and still going strong!)

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