In December 1999 we moved from the big city to Fayette County in Central Texas to a vintage California - style white stucco bungalow that was in need of some TLC. Little did we know that we were locating just 16 miles south from the area of the Warrenton and Round Top Antiques Weekend... perfect! After all this time we still love it here and are almost done with the house. Oh, that's such a lie!
The Dhuri Indian rugs are what gives us the color scheme
for this time of year.
The blue fishes in the Summertime bathroom here, have been replaced by this trio of pretty brass fishes that I found in a Houston thrift store at half-price, so that would be ten dollars...
We love our Gary Larsen in the Library!
A pivotal point in our decorating is the change-out of the picture over the "throne". This is a print by an artist named Carl L. Blonner. He was popular at the same time as Charles Dana Gibson, who painted the Gibson Girls. I can't find out much about him, but I'll keep looking. I like his style and I found this at Canton for five bucks a few years ago.
Need. More. Towels.
This little plaque is an antique postcard reproduced on a thin piece of wood. It was made by my friends Troy and Rob of Rue Chic out of Dallas.
They used to show at Warrenton during the Antique Weekends, but not for the past few years.
I wonder where they are now?
Now... I need your advice.
You see, I don't like the shower curtain I chose...too brown...too dark...
Just. don't. like. it.
Would you please just pop on over and take a look at these three shower curtains and leave me a comment on which you think would best work for my Autumn bathroom?
I'm still getting back in the swing of things after our trip to New York city... and so without further ado...here is a sampling of my local thrift scores from this past Friday and Saturday...
Yes, it's Christmas in September!
A Lefton Christmas tree-shaped plate - this will go with my other Lefton
Holly Berry pieces which go on display during the Winter version of the
Four Seasons bathroom...I know you can't wait for that!
Everybody needs an Elf bootie complete with holly & holly berries...
A very sweet Chintz style jam or mustard jar, no markings but there is
an unreadable foil sticker on the bottom...so I'm thinking
note the break in the pattern and the gold is worn but no
chips at all!
(There are two Noma single candlesticks in the background still in the packages...not too exciting but they have orange bulbs in them...yes, I collect them...)
An unmarked McCoy mint green Wishing Well Wall Pocket...I'm thinking
maybe cotton swabs in the Fall version of the Four Seasons
bathroom...that one will be done within the week I'm hoping...
a 2010 Chik-fil-A "Eat Mor Chikin" ornament...everybody needs one of these...
And finally...my treasure from the Green Flea Market on the Upper West Side of Manhattan...We went to the Sunday Market located at
Columbus Avenue between W. 76 & 77 Streets. To get there we took the bus and walked. (and walked and walked)! 8-)
Alms Collecting Buddha
Signifies compassion and caring for all beings...
Arms bent at the elbows, holding an alms bowl at chest level
I was so excited to find this Buddha!
And I was able to put him in my carry-on bag with no difficulty at all!
Seeing Roxette was great! Sadly, I did not win a Meet and Greet pass to personally meet Per and Marie and the rest of the band.
A disappointment but ~ being at the concert was really wonderful!
Marie Fredriksson & Per Gessle - Roxette! - Beacon Theatre, NYC - September 2, 2012
On the Bucket List: See Roxette... Live! ~ Check!
Per! - Been waiting a long time for this! 8-)
Tamara and I really packed a lot of activity into the short time we were there and I'll tell you all about it over the next few posts!
And...it's always good to be home!
PS - I don't have the photos that Tamara took yet, so this post will probably be revised over the next few weeks...stay tuned!
Setlist - September 1, 2012 - Beacon Theatre, NYC
01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big Love
04. Spending My Time
06. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
07. Perfect Day
08. Things Will Never Be The Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
12. Fading Like a Flower
13. Crash Boom Bang
14. How Do You Do!
16. Joyride (introduced with Sinatra’s New York, New York)
17. Listen To Your Heart
18. The Look
19. Church Of Your Heart