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.