Remember my friend that moved away a couple of weekends ago? We met up for
breakfast on Saturday morning. These zinnias in front of the restaurant caught my
attention. They're one of my favorite flowers.To me, they are the epitome of cheer
and summer and I smile whenever I see them.
On Sunday, me and my aunt spent the day in the city of Elgin, which is about 35 miles
northwest of Chicago, on the Fox River. We walked around the downtown area, going
into different shops (spent a lot of time in a bookstore!) and having lunch in one of
those American pub-type restaurants.
One of the shops we went into was Retro A Go-Go, which carries cool things from the
1940's - 1970's. It was a lot of fun to look around.
The only thing I bought was this Snoopy jelly glass for Brian ~ he loves the
Peanuts, especially Snoopy.
Moving on to household stuff...I had showed you all how I put a shadow box on
the wall space beside the front door. I decided after I hung the shadow box
up, that I didn't like it in that space after all.
So, I played around and here's the new look I decided on. I'm not 100% satisfied
with this arrangement either, but it'll do for now. I at least like it better than the shadow
box. My "Big Plan" for this area anyway is to get rid of the console table and utilize
a storage bench instead - the kind you can sit on to take your shoes on and off.
Then, I'd like to hang a long piece of reclaimed wood on the wall and add different
kinds of hooks and knobs on it to make a coat rack.
All items were things I had on-hand and all were thrifted.
The fireplace wall is driving me crazy. I've had two black and white pictures hanging
there for over a year. I never did like them. They're not my taste. My cousin had
purchased them for me, thinking I'd like them and that they'd be perfect for the
fireplace wall. Well, I guess they are in regards to size and fit. But they're too stark
and modern for my taste and decor; plus the photos don't mean anything to me.
I don't have any connection to New York.
In my last post, I had showed you the picture of the mirror that I thought might look
nice over the fireplace, but I wasn't sure if it'd be big enough. I had Brian hold it
up while I took a couple of pictures.
Poor guy, lol.
Whaddya think? Too small, isn't it?
But I don't want to hang those black and white pictures back up! And Brian
wants to keep the mirror because he really likes it. He said, "Surely we can
use it somewhere!" Ever feel like ripping an entire room apart and starting
all over again?!