Monday, July 28, 2014
Monday, you saucy wench...
...we meet again.
Twas quite a weekend. I wanted to go to an artist market out of town so the Mr happily obliged and we were off early Saturday. While we ended up walking away with nothing more than some peaches and a candy onion, I did see some cool stuff. I fell in love with this shabby chic (and sold) piece.
Dreamy as it is, to me, it would be completely impractical unless it was in a reading nook or maybe a less used formal living room. But as you'll see, I'm drawn to this look.
We were looking for a lighting solution in a dark corner and I bought what I hope are two wall sconces that will do the trick. I was originally looking for swag lighting and I almost wish I saw this first...
I could've taken off the crystals and spray painted the metal portion and chain a hammered silver metal to update it for that spot. I probably would have had it rewired for my own peace of mind. It was $65 and I kind of wish I'd bought it. The Mr breathes a sigh of relief.
We hit up an old toy store and I got to smile a bit over toys of my youth.
It was a long day but overall, a good one. I did purchase a fun piece that showed up twice that day and feel like I got a heck of a deal so I'm a happy girl. It needs a little work but not too much before I can get her all polished and ready to hang.
Yesterday the Mr and I decided to walk at the park and despite the fact it looked like rain, we thought it would allow us to keep a good pace. Well, halfway through, the heavens opened and lightning flashed on occasion. With only one umbrella between us, we decided to head to the nature center and ride it out as long as possible.
We watched the birds, we watched a twitchy chipmunk peek from a tree stump to alert the nearby wildlife of impending meteorological doom and a squirrel enjoying a sheltered stuffing of the cheeks with bird feed for a full 20 minutes. We weren't sure if he was going to grow into obesity before our eyes or explode but we were distracted by a hummingbird. After riding out a good 40 minutes in the center, we felt like maybe we stayed later than they were open and they didn't want to kick us out into the weather. Since we were 1/2 mile from our car at minimum, we decided once the lightning stopped, we would just make a break for it. It was still raining quite a bit but we made the trek. The once lightly damp trails were now riddled with what could only be described as more than puddles, less than creeks running the lengths of them. Some were pretty deep and I don't know how my socks didn't get soaked. We took turns holding the umbrella until our hands would cramp up and switch off. Halfway through, the sun began shining as the rain fell. The leaves sparkled all around us from the water catching the rays. It made me wish I'd remembered a camera. When we emerged from the trail, the rain had become a sprinkle and we put the umbrella away. We each had a wet shoulder depending on what side was exposed, my hair was wet at the ends and my jeans were soaked mid-shin. I wouldn't change a thing.
When we got home, it was time to kick up my feet on the new couch.
Yes, I'm wearing reindeer pajamas in July.
Stop judging me.
What did you do this weekend?
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