I have a good little bit of painting to do, but the heat of last week did me in. Even now, with the weather displaying its decidedly split-personality (it’s 78 and not an ounce of humidity – for a day) I can’t seem to motivate.
I’ve been reading a lot. A lot. Venturing out to shop, though I need to make some kind of headway, seems so taxing. (Pathetic, I know.) But I have happened upon a few treats. I picked up two outdoor lanterns and the star light from Christopher Filley last week. Bad hardware store lighting makes my teeth hurt. I can’t help it.
There are a few other pieces that keep popping up on that mental slide show (what? you don’t have that? it’s a curse.) The top is a Venetian glass light fixture for which I have one possible spot (maybe two) but no obvious location. Think, think think. It’s at Show-Me Antiques. The next is a kilim that I think would be just right for the den, but Mr. Blandings thinks is much too small. (That grey stripe is not grey at all, but the delicious color of Farrow & Ball’s Dix Blue which my doors will someday be if I would just paint them.) It resides, on sale, at Knotty Rug Company. And the last are yes, Greek Key and chairs and a greyish metal making them completely crushable but, well, if you know me at all you know I don’t need another pair of chairs. Except maybe these. At Barbara Farmer’s Parrin & Co.
If you beat me to them it’s my own darn fault.