1: Home decor/antiquing
3: Angelbaby cookie-making cuteness
Here we go.....
I mentioned in a previous post that D and I were taking a daytime date to Brimfield (yesterday)- and it was wonderful! We got there nice and early- and beat at least some of the scorching heat. We decided to go on a Sunday (last day of the July show) to find some potential bargains...and bargains we did find!
#1 item on my list of hope-to-finds was a couch/settee for our dining room redo...we looked high and low, through many a vendor. I even paid for another settee that had some potential (although needed LOTS of work)-granted I was looking for a project, but this would have been a complete overhaul/rebuild. We then continued through the end of the show to see if there was anything else out there- and literally the LAST booth on one side of the road is where I found it- and it was love at first sight- seriously...
It's a 1960's gem. Beautiful lines- great construction, comfy, inviting. I somehow feel very connected to this piece of furniture- I really loved it. Oh- and I was able to bargain with the first vendor that I had already paid and use my original purchase $ for something else from his shop-an also very useful antique drawer thingy to hold dress-up clothes:)
My vision was as follows: I wanted a couch/settee that we could use at our dining room table (which I'm in the process of refinishing)-to provide comfortable inviting seating for diners and various other dining room activities. I am a big fan of being comfortable while eating- and I really prefer to sit cross-legged while doing so (I know- I'm a freak)- not that doable in a regular dining chair, so....this was my solution!!!!
The plan is:
#1- attach smallish locking casters to the feet to give it a little more dining-height, plus, be able to move it around easily.
#2- reupholster- something that is on my in-head bucket-list, and something I cannot wait to get started on!!!! I will be following the fabulous step by step tutorial that Jenny recently did here on Little Green Notebook.
Here are some fabric options...I'd love your opinion on a favorite!
(Kravet, bansuri slate ikat linen)
(F.Schumacher, kasari ikat, turquoise)
(F.Schumacher glacier fret, mineral)
(F.Schumacher, arches print, bamboo)
(F.Schumacher, durance embroidery)
(Premier Prints, gotcha, storm)
(Premier Prints, mingei, turquoise)
moving on to subject #2- a new painting!!!! Here are some shots of my current inspiration
It turns out I have a thing for rocks...specifically those from the shore- after all they are perched on all of my window panes:)
so I used some Block Island rocks for this piece- it totally captures what I was going for.
after dinner tonight I had a hankering for some vegan chocolate chip cookies- so Zbooty assisted
We spent the day at the beach today with some super welcoming, and helpful-at-giving-a-tired-Mommy-a-break family friends...3 of which are sisters ages 7-10 who happen to love little ones;). Zella said that the cookies (the ones she made in the middle row) were sister cookies:)) How sweet is that?