I finally picked up the paint brush yesterday. It felt good - really good to put paint to canvas. I'm determined to finish this painting so I can start something new. I'm looking to stretch myself and learn a new technique or two. :)
(I'm so close to being done! This is from our friend trip last year to Boston and Beyond)
A visit to Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction combined with thrifting was perfect for recharging. Our birthdays are close together so we celebrated with a yummy French toast breakfast my last day there.
|our bags of treasures|
|Audrey had a lot of linens for us to go through|
|napkins, placemats, and a bit of crocheted lace are some of the things that came home with me|
|a sweet little red apron jumped in my bag as well|
|A pretty plate|
|A cute leaf dish too|
Then we hit the thrift stores in the area (75% off at one place and 50% off at another 😮)
I definitely found some good stuff: a green suitcase to go with the red one I found last year (these make great storage pieces especially in a small house with limited storage plus they look good!),
1987 Four Seasons plate (the year my son was born)
a piano scroll (I see a fun Christmas project with it!)
and this great silver tray - perfect for corralling items on my countertop.
|It cleaned up nicely|
|Such a pretty edge!|
Cecilia made me the cutest pillow from an embroidered find. It's perfect for the farm. Thanks, my sweet friend! It makes me smile each time I look at it!
(And as long as we're on the subject of pillows, another friend gave me this gorgeous leaf pillow. It looks so pretty at the city house. Thanks, Susan!) Both pillows will be treasured as they will remind me of sweet friends.
After hitting the great thrifting sale, Cecilia and I met Audrey for lunch. The food was delicious and the company wonderful!
|Cecilia, Me, and Audrey|
Then on the last day of my visit, Cecilia and I went to Comfort, TX to shop. Such a cute town!
At the 8th Street Market, I scored these metal shelf-looking things which Bruce told me were drain grates. I got five - we are going to use them to make industrial looking shelves for the studio.
There was lots of wonderful things to see at 8th Street Market. So much fun to look both in the outdoor and indoor areas! Definitely a fun place to shop in Comfort!
And inside! So much to see! How about a real stuffed peacock?
I loved the tuba set up as a cornucopia. Just wow!
The tablescapes were so inspiring
What a great way to use an old tool caddy - fork holder!
More eye candy! I love the columns and galvanized arch! The jack-o-lantern can is pretty neat too.
The carousel horse was calling my name and that round mirror - lovely!
From there we walked down the street to Blackbird Antiques. These cute mice reminded me of a child's book I have - you'll see more of them at Christmas!
This book and children's red boots are perfect for my Christmas decorating! They came from the Comfort Antique Mall.
Then this weekend, my twin sister and I are off to Canton to celebrate our birthday on Saturday. More recharging!!
I'm starting to get back into the swing of things. :)
I'll be back next week to share a special gift we received from Megan's new father-in-law. (Dylan has his dad's generous nature!). 😊We love it and I can't wait to share it with you!