Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lots of "Dust"!

Okay, seriously, the weather forecasters in D.C. got it all wrong.

I mean in my world a "little dusting" is equivalent to the powdered sugar you sprinkle on a bundt cake!

Or the lame attempts my kids make to dust the furniture!

A "dusting" doesn't require the driveway to be shoveled three times!

No, we got significant snowfall
in the D.C. area today.

And I love it!

It forced me to slow down.

Instead of driving from one event to the next I stayed home.

And enjoyed a little down time.

A roaring fire.
A glass of wine.
Watching "Ice Age 3" with my son.
No cleaning, no projects, just relaxation.

It's my kind of "dusting"!

Image available here.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

This Weekend at Chartreuse

Molly and I were at Chartreuse today working to get everything ready for this Saturday's one day barn sale.

Check out some of the items were offering:

Lots of chalkboards

Molly's art work painted on salvaged doors and barnwood:
Fabulous slipcovered wing chair and burlap pillows:
I have to go back tomorrow to finish fluffing, pricing, loading in all the cool stuff I bought at yesterday's auction, so I'll take more pictures and post them.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Well, That Didn't Work


Well I went to the auction on Wednesday to try to get inspired.

To get out of my creative slump.

To find joy in the "junque"!

I spent five hours standing out in the freezing cold bidding on things for my shop at Chartreuse and the barn.

The pickings were slim, but there were a few fabulous things I had to bid on.

And so did my arch nemesis!

Oh, yeah, he was there...as always.....

The one with the oh, so fabulous shop, in a trendy part of D.C.
The one with the really super cool, one of a kind beautiful pieces I love so much.

He was bidding on the same things I was!
As usual.

Like the garden table with the scalloped base and smooth, time worn, beautiful wood top.

Winning bid: $475.

Guess who won?

Nope, not me.

Or the super cool old safe that weighed a ton but would have made a really cool one of a kind coffee table?

$120.

Nope, not me.

Or how about the industrial steel side table that just screamed Restoration Hardware?

$110.

Nope, not me.

My pockets aren't as deep as his!

But I did get a really great french country panel mirror.

and

An old wooden box spring that will look fabulous as a display for jewelry in the shop.

and

A super cute industrial wagon that will be adorable loaded with pansies in the spring.

The other thing I didn't get was pictures!

My hands were too cold to carry a camera!




Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Off to the Auction

Forgive me readers for I have sinned!

It's been two weeks since my last blog post!

I've been tired.

Worn out.

Stressed out.

Uninspired.

But, I'm hoping that will change today, because I'm off to the auction.

It brings me joy!

The thrill out of the hunt inspires me!

Energizes me!

Calms me!

Wish me luck that today's auction is just what I need to get back to being me.