My Fairy Blogmother (even though I'm older than she is, but with fairies you never know how that's gonna work because age is not relevant) was sugar-sweet enough to invite me to blog over at her delightful bloggy-land today. Come visit me here:REMODELAHOLIC and check out ALL of her other extreme GOODNESS in her archives. She is the best Fairy Blogmother EVER! I heart Cassity!
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we will not find it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm still tweaking the shelves of the built in...I don't want too much clutter because it's a bit busy with the walls in their modified SALON fashion. My father had picked up this crystal door knob set at an antique fair...(OH MY GAWSH, I just remembered the FUNNIEST story, I'll include it at the end, YOU MUST READ IT) he was hoping it would fit our antique pantry door because the crystal knob mechanism in it doesn't work, so it won't latch. Not really a problem until you find Mr. Pudgie McPudgerson (that's Cosmo's other name) with the lid up on the dog food container, going to TOWN. ANYWAY, it didn't fit so we've had it sitting around a couple weeks waiting for inspiration to strike. The other day I walked it over to one of the more sparse shelves in the built in. I twisted her little body and she sat up in there like a lovely piece of industrial vintage sculpture, if I do say so myself. And. I. Do.
Look around, beauty surrounds us in the most simple things. The way the light glints off the mercury glass candlestick. The sweet curlicue's of the flower frog on top of the rusty old scale. Shop your house with a new eye. Find some goodies and move things around. It doesn't cost a thing and it's FUN!
Funny funny story, or at least I think so! My father has been restoring an antique Packard. It's a HUGE old car like you see in the movies about gangsters and prohibition. He's almost done and has recently traveled far and wide for specific parts or pieces he needs to make it as authentic as possible. A few weeks back, a friend excitedly called him to tell him about a Packard Show he saw on the Internet at a County Fair Grounds in West Virginia. Now remember, we live in Maryland and Northern Maryland to boot. My father and the friend Google directions to the Fair Grounds and set off early on a Saturday morning. They finally arrive SEVERAL hours later and hastily park and make their way into the Show. The Fair Grounds unfortunately did not have a PACKARD in sight, however, they were FILLED TO THE BRIM with ALPACAS!