06 September 2009

One Sweet Day...

In 1986, my family was invited to spend the Fourth of July at the cabin of some friends from church. So we did. We spent the day playing Scrabble and Uno, eating M&M's, and laughing...laughing a lot. We watched the big fireworks show during the ferry ride home.

In 1986, a girl named Sara was invited to spend the Fourth of July at the cabin of one of her classmates. She didn't know the other family who would be joining them that day....Sara has been one of my best friends ever since..! A world traveller, she has lived in Germany, China, and...Minnesota...but now, she is back in the Seattle area and called the other day to ask what my plans were for this weekend. "I will actually be in town on Saturday," I said. Remarkably, Sara's day was wide open...so here is what we did....

In search of new-old doorknobs (Sara is restoring her mid-century home), we started off the day at Earthwise Architectural Salvage in Seattle.

Can you even imagine how much history there is behind these door knob plates???

These brass fixtures...what tales they could tell....

And these pretty shades were waiting for a light.

Then we headed on over to Second Use, where...

Sara looked through the drawers for house numbers...

...and fell for this old sink.

In the meantime, this caught my attention....

The hinge library...an open and shut case!

And I fell for this...

...and this...

Sara pointed out that it even had my initials on it..."J & M"...how perfect! Then we went outside and I saw these...

We've probably all seen a room done with subway tiles...but have you ever thought of using these? Waha! They are lids pour la toilette...

Sara dreamed of having the pretty pink sink...the one up in the sky...

and I would just love to have that really long sink...out in the garden by my carriage house. Wouldn't that be wonderful?!!!

"Grrrr"

And then there was this...

ohhhh this....

someone was very naughty....I believe that this authentic Bachelder Tile fireplace was rescued from a glorious house which was torn down on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. I'm pretty sure that it has gone down $1,500 since my last visit...and it would be just perfect in the bungalow we are restoring for my shop!!! Ahhh...it certainly would!

Isn't this sweet?

What a pretty light!

...and back on the sales counter...on the way out the door...

...a dessert buffet of little glass knobs.

So what did we buy? I don't think Sara found the right fixtures for her projects...but I found these.... (Are you sitting down..don't get too excited now)

I found 3 brackets for $2.00 each for my laundry room project. Yes, I know...it's all very exciting.

To see more of Today's Thrifty Treasures visit Southern Hospitality.

The story is not over...the day isn't done...

A few weeks ago, Miss Mimi Charmante blogged about the Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle. She said that it was so fine in fact, that I should brave the West Seattle bridge to pay the cafe a visit.

Upon arrival...we were greeted by a towheaded tot who was getting a glimpse of the goodies.

Ahhh...decisions...decisions...

I went with the Lemon Meringue Tart

What would you choose?

To top off a full day, we saw the film, "(500) Days of Summer"(Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a doll-baby!) and loitered over coffee and design books at Barnes and Noble. A very sweet day, indeed!

Speaking of sweet things...I'm really late in the game, but lovely Tracey of French Larkspur is having an extremely generous giveaway (a $150.00 gift certificate!) to celebrate the grand opening of her online shop, French Larkspur.. Please visit Tracey's blog for more details...and go now because the giveaway ends at midnight tonight!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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