I was lucky that I got to visit a couple of stores at the beach even though I was there only a short while. I remembered seeing some unique things in a souvenir store last year when I was there so I wanted to go back to see if anything caught my eye. When I spied this driftwood colored sailboat I knew it would be coming home with me. No, I’m sure it’s not vintage like my title says, but whateva….
I knew exactly where I would put it….on top of our entertainment unit. I also bought the lantern you see up there as well
(I don’t know why I have such a hard time getting the wall color to not look washed out or gold-ish….this photo is pretty close to the actual color)
The guy that got it down for me said “ma’am, did you know the sail is dirty”? He gave me a funny look when I said “yes, I know, but that’s part of what I like about it." And just today my husband asked me if I knew there was “dirt” on the sailboat!
(More washed out wall color!) I’m going to put some black & white photos of the grand's in the photo frame below the sheet music wreath I made a while back. Does anyone still decorate with those?
Love the gunmetal gray on the lantern. I got it at Old Time Pottery for $19.00! This one is pretty big and they had some even bigger ones for $29.00 and $39.00…a great price compared to the ones from Pottery Barn. I would love to add something to the backs of the bookcase so it doesn’t look like a big black hole but don’t know what I want to use. I would love to find some old antique maps (reproductions) to wallpaper the back but haven’t really looked into that. It’s a cheap old bookcase and I don’t know if I could paint the back or not. As you can tell, hubby has his “man TV” in there…this TV was bought for the bedroom but somehow ended up in the den….I just keep my mouth shut about that TV….gotta pick your battles, right?
Other than the sailboat and lantern, that’s about all I had time to get. I also picked up two framed monograms with our initials to hang up in our bedroom. One good thing about not staying at the beach longer than a day and a half is I didn’t spend too much money!
It’s so hot here! All our ceiling fans are running and I have floor fans going to….I can’t wait to see our power bill this month (not really)!
Here’s to the weekend….