This past weekend my mom and I hit up some estate sales. I scored loads of goodies (which I have to take pictures and post), but there are a few items that I'm kicking myself for not scoping up!! Can you guess what items I didn't buy?
If you didn't already guess, the answers are gold flatware and a set of black chinoiserie chairs. The gold flatware was actually gold vermeil, but who cares. It was a steal for a 5-piece setting for 12 people WITH a serving set! The chairs look more like the armless chairs shown with the dining set, but they would have looked good flanking a console table in an entry. Oh well....I will always find more things I don't need. I plan on going estate-saling (yes, i used it as a verb) this weekend too. :-)
While perusing the Ballard Design's website today, I noticed these lovies for half of the original price. I've mentioned several times for my love of all things faux bamboo, and these were no exception. These chairs would be perfect for someone with a small studio/apartment, who loves to entertain and throw dinner parties.
Atlanta is still having highs in the 80's, and I'm taking full advantage of it. One of my favorite things to do during nice weather is to dine alfresco. Good food and good weather? What could be better? In the last three days, I've eaten as least three meals outside......I don't plan on breaking this streak anytime soon.
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I've been under the weather, so I haven't been up for much of anything. However, mi madre and I did go to Scott's Antique Market this past weekend. We didn't find too much we couldn't live without, and because I'm suckie blogger I forgot to take pictures of our adventure. I know, I was disappointed too when I remembered I didn't take any pictures. I will do better next time. Promise.
In Atlanta, it will be in the 70's and 80's this ENTIRE week, and since I live for this kind of weather, I'm going to round-up some maxi dresses that really should be in my closet.
Last week, I stumbled across a blog that I am extremely excited about finding! Charmaine writes the blog my best friend craig, where she documents her renovations and her decorating with budget friendly finds. Seeing as I love Craig, she had me at hello. On Monday, Charmaine tagged me in the 11 Questions game. Thanks Charmaine!
Here are the rules:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the 11 questions the tagger posted for you and then create 11 new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
After three months of listening to a faucet constantly drip, the boyfriend and I rolled up our sleeves and decided to remedy the situation ourselves. The fix was soo easy I couldn't believe I waited that long to repair it!
7. What is your biggest indulgence?
Chocolate. Or shopping. No, chocolate, I think.
8. What is your favorite food?
Probably, steak, but I love food so this is a really difficult question for me. Yeah, I'm a fattie.
1. What is one thing you can't live without?
2. What is your dream car?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. What is your drink of choice?
5. What trend are you loving (in fashion or interiors)?
6. Beach or mountains?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would purchase?
9. What is your dream job?
10. Who is your celebrity crush?
11. What is your favorite item in your closet?
I posted here that I have put together (and started checking items off) my 101 in 1001 list. Below I've listed some more goals. I know this first one is probably going to be a shock, but it is something I'm not at all familiar with. So without further ado....
37. Learn photoshop. Yes, that is correct; I've never used photoshop. Some how I managed to go through all four and a half years of college without making one click in this program. That has to change and the time is now.
This weekend I was a total slacker, so on Saturday one would have found me laying on my boyfriend's couch. ALL. DAY. LONG. In my defense, I did had a (slight) headache. But back to the point....during my highly productive Saturday, I watched Sex in the City 2. Of course all the clothes are eye-catching and oh-so-pretty, but there was one dress that I absolutely loved. Can you guess which one?
Yes, it is the Halston Heritage orange maxi dress and I can't live without. I need it, however my bank account can't really take a hit like that. So, I ask you if there are any look-a-likes out there that are more budget friendly? If anyone can point me in the right direction, I owe you BIG time.
Last year, my boyfriend (R) lived in Mobile, AL and we had the pleasure of attending the Order of the Inca Mardi Gras party. I didn't realize that Mardi Gras actually started in Mobile (not New Orleans), so those people pretty much party the whole month of February.
Aaaand, in honor of Fat Tuesday, a few pictures from last year.....
Me, Nicky, and Ivy
Nicky and Jeff
Jeff, John, and R
R and myself
I was secretly hoping we would go again this year, but no luck. :-(
I haven't done a craigslist round-up in a while, so I think it is time. Who's with me? Glad to see everyone is as excited as me! ;-)
I know some might not agree, but I'm over the typical garden stools that are everywhere (only to say, if I saw it at a steal I would snatch it up). But this gem on the other hand, is calling yelling my name.
$100.00 smack-a-roos. It is no great deal, but like I said....yelling my name.
(Side note: This person is also still trying to sell the vanity seat I blogged about here.)
Seriously, aren't these faux bamboo nesting tables fabulous? They are priced at $135.00, and the owner has dropped the price every week....I'm still holding out though. They remind me of the HSN Nate Berkus coffee table that I so desperately want and isn't available anymore.
The person who has listed the nesting tables above is also trying to sell this salmon-y colored chest of drawers. I like the lines, knobs, and surprising the color of this piece. Priced at $265.
At the beginning of the year, I decided to start my own list of 101 things in 1001 days. This list was inspired by the lovely Mackenzie of Design Darling. I'm sure you know who she is, but if not, her blog is a must read.
The reason I put this list together is because I'm not exactly happy with some aspects of my life right now, and this list serves as a go-for-it / get-your-sh*t-together-kinda motivation for me. :-) So with that said, I am going to post a few of my 101 items, in no particular order, every once in a while. I have already started checking a few items off the list, but I am eager to cross off even more!