I feel like I’ve been going a hundred miles a minute for the past few months, and a lot has been accomplished. Today I thought I would update you on a few shopping trips and some progress we’ve made.
I took a quick 30-minute trip to the antique mall in my hometown last Thursday, and was pleasantly surprised. It made me wish I had longer to spend in there…but it’s probably good I didn’t! I fell in love with this large brass table, but decided to pass. (Ignore the chair sitting on top.)
I did pick up this funky lamp, as well as a vintage mirrored tray with lucite handles and a set of 4 espresso cups and saucers. Not bad for about 20 minutes of browsing.
And here are a few other vintage finds I was digging. Notice the tempting prices!
After a couple appointments, my mom and I hit HomeGoods and Steinmart for a bit of splurge shopping. HomeGoods was great for finding large objects to fill in empty corners in the house. Doesn’t this tall blue vase look great next to the mud room unit my dad built?
I also picked up this short and stubby jug. I’m not sure if I’ll keep it in the den or not, but for right now it’s filling up a very sad and empty corner. (Also, I hate that lamp and it is definitely going…just as soon as we can find a replacement!)
I got a couple of these wooden placemats to try out above the mantel in the den, and I really like them. I think I’ll get a few more and hang them above the mantel.
Another awesome HomeGoods find was this table runner. It’s so bright and cheery! We have decided to wait on the wallpaper and go ahead and paint the dining room, so I’m hoping to pull a color from this runner. I also picked up the matching tablecloth so that we can make some pillows.
I also eyed these two gorgeous paintings for quite some time at Steinmart. They were both huge…about 2′ x 4′…and the prices were great, but I just wasn’t sure where they would go.
I’ve been loving our camellia bush lately. I keep snipping buds and placing them around the house. Everything just seems so much more put together when fresh flowers are involved!
I’ve probably seen it a hundred times before, but while in my father-in-law’s office last week, I really studied this gorgeous picture of our house circa 1980. At that time, the house was white with black shutters, and I think it’s stunning!
Charles and I have been busting our butts lately over at the house. We prepped and primed the master bathroom walls a couple of weeks ago in time for our appraisal.
But it hasn’t been all work. We’ve been having a little fun too. We went to our local Pig in the Park event a couple of weekends ago and made it to a wedding last Saturday. (You can see the dress I’m wearing here.)
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What have you been up to lately?
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