3.31.2011

On Treasures and Trees and TVs (Or A Few Random Bits)







First up the treasures scored at Round Top: a little piece of hotel "silver" to house sugar cubes (bought with this post in mind) / a fabric remnant destined to become pillows for Audrey's room / some little mounted antlers from Germany / a driftwood stool that I'm planning to spray paint white / a couple of vintage bracelets + some wooden beads/ an old turquoise vase / some great prints and an etching...


But my favorite two finds by far were a beat-up vintage mirror and a kilim rug for my teeny tiny office. They are total game-changers. I never want to leave my desk now...it's a bad scene.



the beloved tree in all its splendor last summer...

Next up, I have to pause to mourn the completely majestic and wholly magical tree that generously shaded a good portion of our backyard. It was dying...pulling up the driveway, about to fall on the neighbor's roof, so we had to (and I am cringing as I write these next words) cut it down earlier this week.

Sadness doesn't even start to describe what I'm feeling...



a few of the things on my spring reading list as featured on Caitlin's blog...

Then there's the matter of our T.V, which completely and totally out of the blue, well... died. It just turned off and never turned back on. Upon hearing the news Audrey audibly gasped and asked how we would watch Project Runway (never mind that Project Runway isn't even on right now...she's a planner that one).

I have to admit, I was slightly panicked too, as despite not being much of a television person, I do love me some tivo'd episodes of The Daily Show and 30 Rock. But mostly I was a little elated. I've been wanting to do a week long "no T.V." experiment for a while but always chickened out, and now we're sort of conveniently forced into it. So far it's been pretty great. We've spent the past three nights listening to music, reading, doing little projects around the house. Things just seem slightly more mellow.

But you never know, a week from now the girls could be in some sort of Yo Gabba Gabba withdrawl (Millie only natch...according to Audrey, she's much too old for DJ Lance), and it could be wheels off around here. I'll keep you posted.



And last but not least (this was a long one, yes?) a peek at what's on the agenda for the weekend...So, so excited about the Wigwam pop-up shop in Oak Cliff.

10 comments:

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

those vintage bracelets and the mirror ~ score!

as for the tv, we did away with ours 3 years ago, and let's just say, i don't miss it. sometimes, i feel very 'out of it' when it comes to being in the know, but if i had one, i would NEVER get anything accomplished. tv sucks me in and i get trapped and sink deep into the sofa abyss. however, i do miss anderson cooper, a lot.

fric and frac said...

I love that fabric - gorgeous - and the table too! Can't wait to see what you do with them both!

Callie Grayson said...

oooh, what fabulous finds! I need to plan a road trip to some amazing places like that to bring home glorious goodies for my home!!
xx
callie

Carbzilla said...

I went to school with Claire Dederer, and she's really fantastic so I'm so glad you're reading her book! Nice finds! I hear we have a new mall of treasures in Snohomish, WA - will have to find time to check it out.

kris10na ☮♥☺ said...

wow just simply lovely... it fits your blog title :)

i love anything vintage too and i love your photos especially the reflection on the vintage mirror being captured...

cheers ☺

Nicole LeLacheur said...

Absolutely love this. I've always wanted to go out and find things like these. Love what you do!

Caitlin said...

You definitely scored at Round Top - that mirror, rug, and vase. Ok, I love it all. I've always wanted to go . . . I'm thinking a trip in the next year or two is in order.

Thanks for the Spring Reads shout out! Have a lovely weekend. xx

Catherine said...

Audrey might like to know (or not if the TV is dead) that for whatever reason the Style channel is running old seasons of Project Runway. Not to turn anyone else into a couch potato but it is so much fun to watch!

Paris in Pink said...

So many treasures in this post! P.S. Your blog is divine!!

Hugs from Paris xx

Camille @ Paris in Pink

Kim in the Cove said...

Please mail us an envelope full of whatever killed your TV! We have 3 old TVs that need to die because I really want new ones - sleeker, flatter, smaller, lighter ones - with better picture quality. But I can't bring myself to chuck out the old ones until they die. Darn that Japanese quality! These jokers are from the mid-90's and going strong!!!