Friday, March 28, 2008

The one with the cool backdrop

Brigit and I were very inspired by some of the shops we visited on our trip. We dreamed up a new display for my front window, and put it in place on Monday. I love it, it's so happy. Here's a sneak peek.This dream of an artist's studio came when we saw the back of our lovely painted spring scene. I love how the settee looks so at home there, although it's been sold and is going to an even better spot. This is one of my new reproduction spot lamps. It is so cool!

A vintage steel dresser, probably from a hospital, maybe military. So shiny and pretty, super cool, and a good contrast in a room with just too much wood. I also have some nightstands, desks and shorter dressers from this era. Yes, the drawers work just fine.

The one with great landscape pics from my California buying trip

I know I talk a lot about how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place...

These were all taken in 2 days on a buying trip I went on with my friend Brigit.
I stuffed the Expedition full of great stuff, from rusty iron to fine antiques. On the way up we stopped in Mill Valley for lunch, and visited maison reve. We stayed in Petaluma, checking out some of the antique stores there. Had a St. Patricks day beer at the girl and the fig in Sonoma, and checked out my favorite inspiration store chateau sonoma, which looked amazing as ever. Scored big time at my favorite antique store in my fav. town (I can not reveal this source, sorry). We ended our trip with drinks and apps at my all time favorite sunset watching spot, auberge du soleil. It probably sounds more luxurious and exciting than it was, but the truth is, we are girls on a budget. Very frugal, both of us, and we still had a good time.