Out and About

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.

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7 thoughts on “Out and About

  1. Jinx! I was at Joanna's picking something up just this afternoon. Everybody on the block looks to have good stuff right now.

  2. Love them all, there seems to be some sort of gravitational pull to all things with what I call a "fresh air" sort of blue. The Venetian glass fixture is stunning. I just may beat you to that.

  3. That chair is perfect for a project i'm working on. I wish our geography was more favorable, I'd love to see it in person. But your other chairs really won't mind if you brought that stunner home. One can never have too many beautiful chairs. Besides, isn't that why we have attics/basements? To store the ones not on display?

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