Monday, August 18, 2008

This Past Week...

This past week was a flurry of activity that was fun but kept me really busy. And I was still recovering from a sinus infection that held on for weeks (4, I think) but I'm better now and my body is telling me it's time to get up from the computer and workout. And yet I find myself happily clicking away and looking at the amazing amount of stuff that's on my wish list at Amazon.com. I'm not sure why I have a wish list, since I forget about this stuff as soon as I've clicked it. But then I go back and look and think, "Oh yeah, that's cool". But I have pictures from our little outing to downtown Franklin. It's a place I live 2 miles from but have spent surprisingly little time in. In May we went to the Main Street Festival and while trying to find a parking place I found a whole street of antique shops and little eateries that I didn't know existed. I was shocked. So I've promised myself that as soon as it's cooler (yes, I realize that in the last two weeks we've been in the 80's) I will walk it all and take lots of pictures and stop in the antique shops and grab whatever flavor of unsweetened tea that Merridee's is serving that day. Ooh, or maybe coffee if I'm feeling like it that day. So here are my narrated pictures from our trip last Thursday:

Well, I don't really need to narrate this one, do I? She loves these calf-covering converse "tennis shoes". I love the red crepe myrtles- and Amanda, of course.

Amanda and me with our ginormous sunglasses.

Lunch at the Mellow Mushroom- outside because the weather was really nice. OK, except for me because I got the seat just out of reach of the umbrella, so the right side of me got pretty toasty.And opening *today* is our very own cupcakery! I didn't know that there was such a word as a cupcakery but I think it's probably worth breaking my diet for the day. Mmmmm...
And then there was the visit to the Iron Gate. Which I told my mom she would 'totally regret forever' if she didn't go inside. I've always loved this store and they definitely have a shabby chic vibe- of course including Rachel Ashwell- and others. I have read that shabby chic is dead but I still like aspects of it. Travis would never go for a rusty table anywhere in our house but I do love furniture with white slipcovers.

So what do you think of the white slip covered-enormous- booth style dining table? I think it's cute in theory but the thought of spaghetti being dropped on it makes me cringe. Plus-again- this thing is *huge*. I've never actually seen a house that this would work in. It would have to fit a specific space or the house would have to be really big.

There was lots of white stuff...

And kind of weird stuff...Anybody want an antler chair?I loved this table. It's a sea green glass mosaic top. It seems like I should be able to make something like that.I loved this seat too but mom and I both tripped over the coffee table legs. And those glass-domed accessories would last about ten minutes at my house. There was an abundance of chandeliers as well. I liked some of them, not the more ornate or crystal covered ones. I like things more simple. Travis wouldn't be caught dead with a crystal covered chandelier at his house and since we live together there probably isn't much of a chance of us ever buying one.

And that covers the picture portion. We also shopped at Bathos and picked up a 'grapes of wrath' face masque. I think it works very well. It's very tingly but I like it. We visited Bijou that I can't find a link for but they have the cutest, quirkiest stuff. I really like it. Then we headed home and mom and dad headed home. It was a really nice visit in the middle of the week.

And tomorrow I'll be touring a really cute historic home with a slightly better price tag than the last one I toured. I think I'll have fun with Open House Tuesday.

4 comments:

Ms. Tee said...

I'd definitely stop at the Gourmet Cupcake shop! The shabby chic store was neat - I love the white slipcovers, too...so totally not practical, but I still love them. :)

Tisra said...

Let's have a cupcake date!!!!!

Amy said...

Ooh, that totally sounds like fun!

Christy said...

Looks like so much fun!