Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The promise of things to come...

We're packing up the car and taking a good, old-fashioned road trip!   Leaving the beastly dogs in some very capable hands, the boys, Adam and I  are making our way half-way across the country.  To the best of my ability I'm going to document the trip (or the food, at least.  We're probably the only people in America who are really excited about I-40 being closed due to a rock slide since the detour takes us straight through downtown Asheville.  I love it when the hardest choice of my day is to decide if I'm going to eat here or here.)  But I'll leave you with some pictures of my recent thrifting purchases-- I am in luuuurrrrrvvvve. 

We'll call this the post of the lamps.  This one-- a cool disc shape--- I found thrifting in Carrboro during our bi-weekly run to Chapel Hill for Trader Joe's/Neil's Deli.  Yum, yum and yum.
The ship painting-- it makes me so happy.  It's kitsch, for sure, but I dig it.  I'm trying to decide on painting the frame white-- thoughts?

Milk glass with gilt bands and a bronze base.  $5 at the Goodwill-- me like--eee.

A celedon ginger jar-- this one is new (Hickory), via the thrift store.  Perfect for the colors for the library I'm working on....

I diii-iiig this one.  It's brass-- faux bamboo,and heavy.  It's the perfect height for my favorite chair.

I can't wait to get home and start working on this bad boy.  He needs a face-lift in the very worst way.  I'm thinking black paint, marbled paper on the interior, and a little library display inside.  Can't wait!!

5 comments:

Gremlina said...

there's a new Tupelo location! (i wish it were GSO). you should check that...& the French Broad chocolate place for a pick-me-up. love the lamps...i just shoved 2 of my faves into the attic.

Joy said...

Have fun on your road trip! I can wait to see pics/hear details. Great lamps!

naqahdahnellie said...

Wait...how does the detour take you through Asheville? I thought it actually avoided Asheville, but usually would go through there? I'm confused. Well I'm glad you're excited by that fact! Tupelo Honey is great, but we're always partial to Barley's taproom. ;) Enjoy!

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

1. I LOVE your favorite chair

2. Yes, the white frame for the ships! Great painting!

3. PLEASE document your road trip! I have always wanted to make that journey!!!!

paula said...

talk about some fabulous finds! Have fun road tripping.