I totally missed announcing that I was listing some new things in my online shop tonight, but they are there! I listed a few larger pieces as well, including the hand painted night stands that were in our master bedroom for a few years.
I’m going to head out tomorrow to do some more shopping, so hopefully I’ll have some more awesome finds to list next week.
And, speaking of awesome finds, I picked up a couple of things on my trip to New York last week.
I found these chairs for the bargain price of $45 for all four!
I love how they have both a Swedish and farmhouse feel to them.
The rushing isn’t in perfect condition, but the seats are still sit-able and the chairs themselves are sturdy. A seat cushion will solve the cosmetic issues, so I’ll either order or make some soon. I’m leaning towards making them, just because I have something specific pictured in my head.
Now the questions is… to paint or not to paint?
I’m leaning towards painting them, but I’m not 100% , yet. I need to look around for a little inspiration before I dive in. They may just benefit from a little Hemp Oiling…
I’ll keep you posted on how these beauties come along.
I also bought the sweetest little pin cushion made out of antique coverlet scraps.
My life has been changed by using magnetic bowls for my pins, but I couldn’t resist.
I had some amazing food while I was in New York as well. We ate at a restaurant called the Warfield Restaurant & Bakery in Clifton Springs, NY. (And by “we”, I mean me and Jenn from Eight Hundred. My usual travel companions were all otherwise engaged, so I asked her if she would buddy around with me.) Anyway, if you’re ever in the neighborhood, I strongly suggest eating there. Everything was absolutely delicious. Clearly their chef is very talented. Just fair warning, though…the portions are huge! I ate my dinner and then Jeff and I split the leftovers for dinner the next night.
Since it was nearing the end of the night, they also gave both me and Jenn a loaf of their signature bread they made that morning. They make it fresh each day, so it was either pitch it or give it away. Jenn and I nibbled on our loaves like squirrels on the trip home!
And, while at the Purple Painted Lady Festival, I was introduced to a new-to-me food, Poutine. For those who had never heard of it, like me, it’s basically gourmet french fries. The “original” is french fries topped with gravy, fresh thyme, and cheese curds. You can get them topped with bacon, pulled pork, eggs, etc. to make a very food-trucky sort of meal. Apparently Poutine is a Canadian thing? And I was confused, because I thought cheese curds were a midwest sort of thing. Whatever. It was yummy.
And I had such a great time at the event. I taught a couple of MMS Milk Paint demos and got to meet some “old friends” who have been reading my blog for years and introduce myself to others.
There’s me with Flow Blue all over my hand!
I’ll be setting out on another trip in just over a week, this time to New Hampshire and then Massachusetts. Just take a look at my sidebar for the details and I’ll post more about it in a few days.