Thursday, May 27, 2010


So I don't have any pictures from the actual event (forgot the camera in the car), but these are some of our finds from Brimfield Antique Market a couple of weeks ago. It was the craziest (in a good way) thing I have ever seen. Love. Love. Love. The market occurs three times every year and runs from a Tuesday through Sunday. There are several "fields" and each has its own schedule and days that it is open. So this was the first one of the year and we decided to go on Sunday just to check things out and then decide if we wanted to go back to the next one, which is in July.
We woke up bright and early (6:00) that morning. Yikes! I took a picture of us before we left home and...well....lets just say it is scary, so you don't get to see it. Anyway, we drove the hour out to western Massachusetts and parked in the first lot. We paid to park. Tip number 1: most of the lots don't charge on Sunday, so just drive to one that is free. We are silly. We spent the remainder of a beautiful day scoping the place out. It was huge! We didn't even make it to all of it. So I came home with an old typsetter's tray and a mirror. I am going to use the tray to keep all of my jewelry in my (not yet found/purchased) vanity and the mirror is for our downstairs bathroom. The plan has been to get a vintage mirror for that bathroom for a while now...but once we got it home I think P had some regrets. I still like it! And at the cheapo price we got it for...I double like it! :)
There were a few more pieces that I soooooo could have brought home, but I think I will hold out for the next trip. I think we are going to get a truck with a coworker and his wife and be true early bird flea market peeps next time! ooooooo, I'm already excited!


Do you see it? Do you? A rainbow in my house! Next to some very scary wallpaper that neeeeeddds to come down.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A New Entry!

It just feels like there is never enough time in the weekend. Lately I have been waking up Saturday morning super pumped to accomplish everything on my long "to do list" only to burn out by three o'clock in the afternoon. This past weekend was no exception, but I do feel like we got a lot accomplished considering! That being said, I would like to reveal our new front doors!!!

We are so excited about these! P even said it is his favorite house purchase yet...and that is saying A LOT considering how excited he got about the $50 IKEA couch. So these doors need to be refinished, but were in so much better shape than the ones I posted about before we went to Nor'east Architectural Salvage. When we got there we realized that the other doors had about 8 (million) layers of paint on one side and some pretty serious cracking. These pretty little gems were sitting about 5 feet away just waiting to be discovered (and were priced cheaper too!). They are a little shorter than the other ones, which I think will be better for the scale of the house. We are now considering putting a transom over the door. It would allow even more light in (yay!) and there was one there originally and has since been covered by wood, paint, paneling, etc. Bring the entry back to it's former glory? Yes please! So our plans for this little beauty are: sand, refinish, cut out the top wood light to create one large glass light in each door, replace glass with new tempered glass, restore/replace hardware. Done.

Post about our Sunday adventure coming soon!

ps. Don't mind the nasty torn up linolum will soon be gone.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

How much is too much?

Scratch that, we are going here this Saturday! We found (online) what we think could be our perfect new front doors!

They are the right size, the right look, and I think after some TLC they could be really great! The problem? They are priced a little higher than I was expecting. I mean, the front door is the first thing you see when you enter the house. It's the house's "first impression". So far our house is making a very bad impression. Front doors could change that. Right? I think they are worth it. Maybe they will haggle. :)
Can't you just see it with one of these!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Which one do I choose?

So, it's Tuesday night, which means I am starting to get excited about this weekend! It seems like this is the first weekend of what I will refer to as "fun season" in Boston. Festivals, flea markets, brunch on the outdoor patio. Fun stuff. The thing that I am excited about is the first Brimfield Antique Show of the year. I have heard all about this massive "flea market" week that occurs three times each year in Brimfield, MA, but have yet to go. It is supposed to be a great place to find mid-century furniture for semi-reasonable prices (maybe even better). That being said, I really want to go! Should I go? Probably not. What should I do? Probably stay at home and rip up not one, but two layers of really old and creepy linoleum on the main floor of my house (which, by the way, we found out is asbestos free! yay!). What to do?

I'm torn.

ps. I know there are at least two people that read my blog (hey mom!), input to my silly little dilemma would be greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I want to taste the blue.

I fully admit that I know way too little about this great big country we live in. In fact, I have had many conversations with P about how I think it is important to visit all of these great places (some even in our back yard).
When I finally do start traveling to some of these places I think this might be at the top of my list. Seriously, I want to lick that blue. It looks like a Popsicle.
Thanks to these people for making me seriously want to be in Crater Lake National Park today. Oh, and yes, I am obviously jealous of their traveling accommodations!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Want. Need.

I can't stop thinking about how I want an airstream trailer. Any of the 19-22' 50s models will suffice. How would I tow it? Where would I park it? Minor details.

One day I am going to buy one of these.