I researched antique shops in the area, and was pleased when I found a few pieces I knew I couldn't leave without. With my niece Chloe at preschool each day, I've been out and about visiting the corners of most antique or secondhand shops within a 40-minute radius.
As you can see, a few of the pieces (namely the chair and the painting) are works-in-progress, but I decided to treat myself because going from being a childless adult to being responsible for a 4-year old and a dog for 7 days is tiring. Srsly. Anyway, can't you see the parlor chair in a ticking stripe or other small-scale print? And, of course, the two cream planters will be added to the collection in my guest room. Oh, and yes, I am already scheming a number of crafts for the upcoming Christmas season because I'm crazy about the season.
All in all, it's been a good week that's allowed me to discover some antique bargains.
Hope yours is going well, too!