Thursday, April 30, 2009

before...and after to follow

i found this great little herb kit at one of my favorite, quirky SF home stores, stumasa. this little kit is made from recycled cement bags and each one is so unique and special. i really wanted to buy 10 of them and line center of the kitchen table, but couldn't make a decision on which ones to choose, so i just bought my favorite. i have this feeling i will be heading back there really soon.
this is before the growth....i will post another picture in about a week.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

breaking up is hard to do

my good friend patti requested that i keep an eye open for any great ironstone bowls or platters. well, i was in idaho this last weekend and hit up a couple of great antique shops.
wouldn't you know it, i fell in love with this platter as soon as i spotted it. i pushed my way through a crowd of retired school teachers who were oohing and ahhing over shabby chic painted furniture and snagged this beauty without them even knowing what was going on. after the grab they all acted as if they were contemplating this purchase (i really didn't plow through...but like the added drama and imagery.
to me, this is one of the essentials for casual/elegant entertaining. this can serve as a cheese platter, a turkey-ham-lamb platter or just about anything you want to present to your closest friends and loved ones.
now i have to figure out how to actually part with it and hand it over to its rightful owner. i have a feeling it might be a process. (just joshing ya patti)