You know how you can plan out your week, but those plans don’t exactly work out?
Well, this week is turning out to be one of those weeks. My plan for a super-productive, get in a good rhythm on a few things (like exercise, organizing, etc.), knock a bunch of things off to-do list, etc. was derailed when Calvin came down with a tummy bug last night. And, since he has type 1 diabetes, that turned into an all-night ER visit to get dehydration and ketones under control. We finally got to sleep about 4:30 in the morning and, while I’ve gotten some work done, we spent most of the day resting and recovering.
And just when we thought things might get back to normal, Marshall tosses his cookies this evening. So, that’s just how things go sometimes.
One bright spot is I learned you can hose off a braided jute rug, let it dry in the sun, and it’s as good as new.
So, the to-do list was out the window. I did have a chance to go over to the studio a little bit this evening to photograph a few of the goodies I purchased last week, though. Kriste worked on unpacking them today while I was at home. I have found a ton of stuff, but I pulled out a few things that were easy to photograph.
I thought these little milk glass jars were so cute! The numbers aren’t original, but you really have to study them to see that.
…and I couldn’t resist this sweet ironstone sugar jar with gray transferware flowers…
…or these adorable leather shoes!
I wish they were in my size. I would seriously wear them.
One thing that I did buy for myself was a set of old screw drivers. I mean, why use new ones with plastic handles when you can use these…
They are so beautiful and the handles feel so nice in my hand.
It is a little funny how much I like picking through the booths with old tools. I’m my Opa’s granddaughter, that’s for sure.
Kriste also unpacked some pieces given to me by a sweet blog reader and friend, Barbara. She came out shopping with my mom and I on Friday and brought boxes of beautiful things she’s collected for me as she has cleaned out her house. I mean…French copper pots, old crocks, glass jars, linens…really beautiful stuff.
Also this antique French watering can…
…and some cheery red and white cafe au lait bowls.
I’m generally a blue and white girl, but these would be so fun to bring out for Christmas.
A lot more to sort through, work on, photograph, and share…
In other news, I am starting to clear out things that I know we won’t want to take with us whenever we move and one of those things is the “hodgepodge potting bench” that I made out of an old workbench and a chicken roosting box. (You can read more about it HERE.) The top “hutch” and workbench do come apart, but it’s a big piece, so you will definitely need a pick-up truck to get it.
It’s sturdy and in shape that’s expected in a piece that sits outside. I’m selling it for $175 for local pick-up only. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested! (Update: The potting bench is spoken for.)
And I’m selling the pair of vintage metal porch/patio chairs from my deck. The custom cushions are including and I’m selling them for $80 for the pair. Again, just shoot me an e-mail if you’re interested!
I’ll be listing these pieces on craigslist, but I thought I would give my readers first crack!