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Purple Feet at the Grape Stomp!

I'm a little slow in getting this post written. Just been taking it easy and enjoying summer.

One of the enjoyable things we've done is the Grape Stomp our neighbor holds each year. The crowd gathered under the trees:

The grapes are ripe and ready:

And there is always good fun as in the "Lucy Look Alike" contest (from the "I Love Lucy" show where Lucy and Ethel stomp grapes) and of course, getting to stomp the grapes ourselves:

Friends stomping the grapes

That's me stepping into the grapes
 ooo, squishy...
Stomping fun!

  and then stepping onto a t-shirt:

Friends stepping onto their shirts

The finished T

Purple feet...ok, they weren't this purple
but trust me, they were purple!
Grape Stomp T-shirts all over the place, hanging to dry:

Great music too. This year we got to hear Purple Velvet Fox, a jazz band, (don't you just love that name? They were fantastic!):
Really bad picture of them; they were staying in the shade of the canopy
and the Rankin Twins, country-ish. Such tight harmony and as cute as can be:

Good food and wine - of course. All done to support the Volunteer fire departments of Montalba and Elmwood.

Bruce and I had such fun:

Actually got a picture of Bruce. He usually has the camera.
 We'll be back next year! Thanks, Simon.


  1. Oh my...what a fun time! I love the shirts, so neat! Looks like everyone had a great time. Hope life is treating you well!

    Blessings, Vicky

    1. I just saw some comments you left for me, but I can't reply to them because you're showing up as a no-reply commenter. There are some tutorials out there to help you fix this if you google them. Thanks for the sweet comments! I have been so busy this was the summer of projects for me!

      Blessings, Vicky

    2. It was so much fun although hot...but what do we expect - it is Summer after all. LOL. I hope I've fixed the no-reply problem. I'm going to check and see! Thanks for stopping in. I know you've been busy!

  2. Cecelia, this looks like such a hoot! You look adorable and your husband is a hunk!

    I have a confession to make though...I've always thought stomping grapes was a little gross. Not actually doing it, but the thought of drinking something that someone's feet have been all over just kinda grosses me out. Is it just me?!

    Sounds like you've been enjoying summer. As it should be. :)


    1. haha, Doreen, it was a blast and don't worry, the stomped grapes are not used in the wine making...he puts enough in the barrels to stomp but that's all. Summer has been busy but grabbing time where we can to enjoy it!
      Have a blessed week,

  3. oh what fun!!!...I love that you were able to put your "feet prints" on the t-shirts....and who won the Lucy and Ethel contest?...I loved that show!...

    1. It was fun, Shirley! People were getting creative with their shirts...some did footprints, some did multiple footprints, and some added hand prints as well. A local woman won the contest...she went all out and even had a red wig. She was hilarious! (I loved that show too!)

  4. Love the joy in your faces, Cecilia. The photo of you stomping the grapes, looking up at the camera with the big smile on your face, made me smile, too. You look like you're having a lot of fun. The T-shirts were a really great idea. So cute. xxx ~ Nancy

    1. We did have lots of fun. And why not stomp a la Lucy? Lol. The t-shirts are a great memento.

  5. How COOL!! I just love those t-shirts... I wanna make one for myself. Heck...I'd take someone else's!! They don't really make wine out of all that foot-stomped stuff.... do they ? I'm not getting your blog by email anymore. Just found this one by going onto Bloglovin. I wonder why. Glad you're having a good summer, Cecilia!

    1. Haha, no Patty, they don't use it for the wine. Really not that many in there.
      I don't know why you quit getting it by email...maybe sign up again? Hope your summer is going well too!

    2. that's nice to know... would hate to think of those folks buying wine that turned out smelling like foot cheese!! Yes, I was thinking of signing up again. When I did that with another blog, though it wouldn't let me because it showed that I was already signing up. Then there was another blogger who knew her readers weren't getting the email, and sent it to us personally because the system wasn't working. I guess maybe some of these blog sites are getting overwhelmed. ??? It's just frustrating that all of a sudden we stop getting our blog updates. It's a bummer!! Gosh, we are SO spoiled !!

  6. Oh that looks like such fun Cecilia. What great souvenirs too.

    1. Hey there Tuula! We had a blast and the t-shirt is a fun reminder of the evening.

  7. This looks like a absolute blast! Love the footprint tee shirts:)

    1. Yes it really was! Isn't the tee shirts a great idea? Fun thing to have. :)


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