I’d say this weekend was one of the most fabulous weekends I’ve had in a while!
Friday night we enjoyed a sushi dinner (my favorite) followed by some appliance hunting. Because our white dishwasher just wasn’t doing it for me.
We found exactly what we were looking for at a great price, and picked the new dishwasher up Sunday. Here’s a blurry pic of it taken at the store:
More pics when it’s fully installed (and my kitchen doesn’t look like a bomb went off in it).
Saturday morning I headed to Scott’s Antique Market for a tour guided by the incredibly talented and creative Eddie Ross. The two hour tour was a real treat, and I learned so much. I think I’m generally pretty open minded and creative when it comes to reusing and repurposing items found in thrift stores, estate sales, antique markets, etc, but I walked away feeling like a total novice with so much to learn.
Afterward, I spent about an hour browsing and walked away with this beautiful alabaster lamp:
And these sweet antique pillow cases:
Once home, Steve and I headed to my parents house about an hour north to spend the night with them and my sister and her family. I’ve been collecting silver platters to group together on the dining room wall, and my dad saw the beginnings of my collection the last time he was at our house. He mentioned that I may be interested in my mother’s silver that she’s has stored away for years. I asked to see it while we were there and was blown away when my parents pulled out an entire trunk full of silver! Silver coffee and tea urns, a sugar and creamer, bowls, wine goblets, wine bottle coasters, bowls, several platters, candle sticks and on and on. And I had no idea any of this existed!
My mother is an accomplished golfer, and she won the majority of the pieces in tournaments in the 60’s and 70’s. She said they used many of the pieces early in their marriage, but it’s been preserved in this trunk for decades. She offered it all to me, and I am so, so thrilled to have it.
Here’s the inspiration for my dining room wall (from here):
I spent a little time playing with the platters I’ve gathered over the last several months and the ones my parents gave me this weekend. Here’s a rough idea of what I’d like to do (laid out on the family room rug):
Steve and I headed back to Scott’s after we left my parents Sunday morning. Steve hunted down some old hand tools to restore, and I enjoyed walking through the market again (so much to see!). The rest of the day was spent enjoying the wonderful Spring weather (even if it involved mowing the lawn :)).
I hope you all enjoyed an equally wonderful weekend!