I thought it was time for a quick post with snippets of my life. You know I don’t always have a great inspirational post to share so today is just one of those fun posts with a few pictures of things I want to share with you my special reader friends.
First up is a picture of a wonderful gift that Chris got me when we were in Ohio in June for our yearly week at Lakeside. We spent a morning in Marblehead looking at the lighthouse, checking out Little Free Libraries and shopping. We visited a couple antique shops and Chris called to me from the depths of one saying he found something for me.
Well, yes, he did. A beautiful card catalog in wonderful shape. The cashier told me it had just come in the day before and was in the Tiffin, Ohio library. Fortunately we had driven this year and even though I did not have my Subaru we were able to fit it into Chris’s Genesis and pack around it when we went home.
I love it. I have always wanted one and Chris even was able to find a perfect little end table for it to sit on. It matches perfectly.
I have yet to fill it up. I have had several ideas and suggestions including tea storage, wine bottles, and craft items but my problem is that in order for it to be truly useable I have to take the rod out that held the cards in. The rod and outside “button” are all one piece and will leave me with a hole in the front of the drawer. That’s not how I want it to look. If that little knob screwed into the rod it would be perfect but it is all attached. So any suggestions? I am open.
I got a wonderful surprise in the mail from my friend Doreen who blogs at Treadlemusic. She has done some quilting projects for me over the years and she said she saw this pattern and had to make it for me. Isn’t it just perfect? I found what I think is the perfect spot for it in my kitchen and it makes me smile when I see it. A combination of my love of all things tea and books all wrapped up into one special wall hanging.
Chris and I celebrated our 36th anniversary at the Biltmore the weekend before but finally made a trip to The Pavilion at Key Falls for an early evening anniversary day dinner. It was unbelievably our first time there and we loved it. The menu is small so no huge decisions had to be made which was nice for a change. The food was really delicious and we enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the live music. We will definitely be back.
I have been trying to get a bit more organized here at the house and am cleaning and purging and organizing. That included using my Cricut to make vinyl letters for our recycling bins. This will make it easier for the bears to determine which ones they want to get into, right? “Smile” A successful DIY project makes me happy.
A bonus this weekend was a quick trip to the Sylva, NC area to see Micah who was there for a wedding. We didn’t get to see Wendy as she was in the wedding and all involved in wedding stuff but we spent some really great time with Micah and it was just what I needed. Anytime I can see my boys I am happy. Any mama understands that.
So what’s been going on with you? Any random things you want to share? Leave me a comment and Comment for a Cause.
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Paul has been away on his motorcycle so Dot and I have been chilling here. It has been hot so I’ve been at the pool every day. Poor Dot is not allowed. But as a treat I take her to the park to play with her best buddy, Patch, a mini version of her. She thinks he is her little brother. So cute to see them play together. Love the picture of you and Micah.
Pool time is perfect for hot days like you are having and at least Dot gets to spend time with Patch to keep her entertained! What fun. And I bet you have been doing some writing!
LOVE that card catalog….now my Motor Man could probably cut off the knob from the end of that rod, then attach a screw to the rod….. but, then, he does own a machine shop! I hope you can figure out how to make it useful, but if not, just the decorative
aspect is great!!
Perfect little quilt square from your friend.
Belated Happy Anniversary to you two!
Great idea for the recycling bins. Thankfully, we’re able to just throw all of ours together.
And yes, as a mom, I can truly understand the joy of spending time with your children!
Loved your fun post today – just what I needed for a rainy morning.
I had thought about that same idea of cutting of the knob and I should probably do that fairly easily or find someone who could. It may still happen. I hate to ruin the “perfectness” of it though, you know? The time with Micah was so wonderful–we had about 3 1/2 hours and it was wonderful. Thanks for stopping by!
Love the little cabinet! Great photo of you and Micah!!💜💜💜💜
Thanks again for the wonderful gift. It will always have a place of honor in our home!
Love that library cabinet. I would vote for leaving it as is so as not to spoil it’s authenticity.
How did you like Sylva? We were there not too long ago – loved the courthouse, the town was a little “eh”, though. Where in Sylva was the wedding?
P.S. You know what I’ve been doing lately….. 🙂
It’s in such great shape –just a little water stain on the top but otherwise perfect so yea–that is what I am thinking as well. I will figure something out. We didn’t really go into Sylva much — went to Haywood Smokehouse in Dillsboro which was FABULOUS! We hung at at their cabin and went to the Museum of the American House Cat which was beyond word (post (s) to follow). The wedding was at The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek.
I always enjoy posts like this. It just gives a glimpse of what’s going on in your life. Love the library cabinet, such a cool find. I’m sure you’ll figure out what to do with it in your own time.
We are getting ready to leave Raleigh and head to the mountains in a bit. But first we have to pick up my mama at the airport. So excited!
Your mama is coming as well? Well heck—you are going to have an amazing trip! Safe travels and can’t wait to see all your pictures!
Your snippets were such fun! I love the card catalog and its pristine condition! Hope you figure out some way to use it. The quilt hanging – so you! And as a mama of a son, I know how much you cherish any time with one. 🙂
You get it, don’t you? Sons are the best. And we don’t get nearly as much time with ours as we would like but you know–it’s just life. 🙂 Thanks for your words today–I always wonder when I write posts like this if anyone really cares. 🙂 Have a great day!
I’m an office supplies kind of girl. I can see post it notes, pens, paper clips, rubber bands, etc. along with your teas. Wine stoppers, openers, etc. It certainly is lovely!
I knew I liked you! I LOVE office supplies and yes–that is what I have thought to put in there as well. But it is downstairs and my office is upstairs……I am still thinking but love your suggestions. Thanks!
That card catalog is wicked cool! I have a single old mailbox from a post office back in the day, it reminds me of this. Small menus are so much nicer to order from!! Happy summer!
Oh that sounds wonderful –I am just fascinated by “old” now that I am getting closer to being old. 🙂 Love small menus as well. Makes it so much easier for me!
What a treasure in that card catalog. Your husband matched it up with the table great. So glad you had some one on one with your son.
Thanks, Shirley. The card catalog is spectacular but not as spectacular as being able to spend time with Micah. 🙂
That card catalogue is beautiful. There’s got to be some way to remove those poles right? Loved your meal collage with the labels. How’d you know we were going to ask what dishes those were.
the card catalog is perfect, isn’t it? Chris was so sweet to buy it for me. And of course I had to label that food—inquiring minds and all! 🙂
You could always take out the rods and look for similar-size knobs without rods…I’m not sure how easy they’d be to find but it’d be an easy way to pass half an hour once you found suitable knobs.
That was what I was thinking as well. The rods come out easily enough but I really wanted to keep it in as original form as I could without defacing it. Still working on a solution but I think you might be onto something with your idea.
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