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Monday, July 23, 2012

Weekend Review

Hello Everyone!

We had a fun weekend.  Let me say that it is "birthday week."  Saturday I turned 45 and today my husband became 47.  My day fell on the weekend and so my Darling asked what I wanted to do.  What I really wanted to do was to go antiquing, junking, etc. but I did NOT want to spend a frustrating, hot day trying to figure out where to go, park, etc.

We began by going to a sweet lady's house to see this little gem which she had listed on Craig's List.
It came home with us!  I was supposed to be looking for inexpensive pieces for my sewing room, but once on CL, I feel compelled to look for great antiques, too.  Anyway--it was my birthday present.  When we left her house, we took a road to our house to drop this off.  The road was new to us.  Low and behold, we drove past an antique shop, so we turned around.  We had to go a bit further down the road to make the u-turn, and there was a whole area of little antique and "used" furniture shops.  We hit them all!  It was lunchtime when we dropped off the bureau at home.  I hadn't bought anything else, except for 2 old rulers, but I saw lots that I may want later (if it is still there!)  We still don't have all of our stuff yet, and I'm not sure what sort of room I'll have, so I was very restrained in my purchasing.  But anyway, it is the looking that is so much fun!

After we dropped off the chest, we headed to a flea market, but didn't find much there, either.  Next we went to a Goodwill and another thrift shop.  We did find a mirror for the half-bath at Goodwill.  It was only $7.  We had been looking the whole day.  The house was built in the 90s and all the wood is light oak and the fixtures are shiny brass.  The mirror hanging over the pedestal sink in the half bath was--um, how shall I say it?  Not the right style, I guess!  I should have taken a picture, but it is in the attic now, so maybe I will later.  It was a very ornate, heavy, asian style.  The mirror we found was just light oak and simple.  The scale suits the spot better. 

It was such a fun day, and it rained and stormed, too, so it wasn't so incredibly hot!  I got to have exactly the day I wanted, but without all the hassles I feared.  By the way, all of that browsing was right up my husband's alley, too.  He loves the hunt, too!

My dearest wish for this week is that our stuff finally shows up and we can get it delivered and start the final part of this long move--getting unpacked and settled!  We are still staying in the hotel and now that we have things in the house, it seems whatever I need is in the other location! 

I hope you all have a wonderful day!


  1. Glad you had a nice birthday and I love the drawers. I was wondering what I could do for my birthday which coincidentally is my 45th too . You have inspired me. Thankyou xxxx

  2. It sounds like you and your husband had a great birthday weekend!! That's exactly how I would like to spend my birthday!! Thank you for your comment on Perfectly Printed and also for listing it as a favorite!! I am your newest follower!


  3. Happy belated Birthday to you and Mr. Patriotic Quilter. Sounds like you had a perfectly wonderful day. Nice find too. Hope your "stuff" arrives quickly. It must be tough...