This weekend was spent hunting for furnishings for the new rooms. We hit stores and consignments and nothing that said, this is perfect for the room.
On Sunday we went to the antique barn which houses over 100 booths of vendors from antiques to primitives and lots of vintage items, as well as handmade items, so it is a fun way to spend a few hours.
I tend to look at things from a different perspective, not what it in front of me, but those hidden items that no one else notices. In one booth, I saw what I would call, a lot of junk, but holding some of that junk was a chair and it had a tag on it. I liked it, but wasn't sure, so I walked around and looked at some other booths and thought, I like it, and I better grab it before someone else does, so it came home with me. Bill took it up front to hold and everyone that saw it, loved it, so it shows, sometimes we miss the good stuff that is being used to display other items.
I am so glad I got it, it fits perfectly with the new desk. It has that beach, hand made, antique look. I actually pictured it in my mind and never thought I would find something like it. The leftover paint is blue and green, so a perfect match. Now I need to decide on a chair pad, I will hook one for this seat and I am thinking of something simple with my thrift wools to give it a raggy look.
While we were browsing the booths, I spied this wonderful vintage table and thought of my friend Allie. She loves the old tables and I thought this one was unique with the yellow top. So, I took a photo for Allie.Allie is also hosting a joint sew along, so visit her blog and check out the Postcards from Heaven BOM, I will definitely be making these.
Tonight was spent watching Nicholas. He is full of energy and Grandma is fighting off a flu. One fun thing is, he loves to help me unload the dishwasher, so he hands me the dishes from the bottom and that is a big help, even if it takes longer;) He loves to follow me around and check things out, maybe I will have a helper when I need to cut fabrics, later on.