Monday, September 19, 2011

Releasing A Chair Into The Wild

Maine. Where else can you find yard/tent sales on a Monday? Today Momma, Annie, and I went to Farmington Fair and on the way we stopped at a giant yard sale on the side of the road and immediately we were greeted by this great sofa set.

Really cute, but that really didn't matter because my in-laws didn't need anymore furniture and we had a Toyota Yaris which already had a child seat and large radio flyer wagon in the back. By some miracle however, we were able to squeeze in a chair. Yes, I bought a chair even though I live 45349504385 miles away. My mother-in-law convinced me to buy the thing and work on it over the next week, and we'd figure out what to do with it later. We now have a plan, but it's a secret plan. I'll still show you the makeover though! If I get it done in time of course.

Here are the 2 items I've purchased here in Maine. A vintage wire egg basket and a $3 chair covered in what appears to be textured pleather. Blech, the stuff feels gross.

And here I have a photo log of what happens when you release a chair into the wilderness. It explores the unfamiliar territory, tentatively collecting discarded relics, all the while making sure the photographer catches its best angles.

Yup, I'm aware how strange I am. I couldn't help but take these pictures on my in-laws' property and then we couldn't stop laughing at the pictures afterwards. We joked about releasing the furniture into its natural habitat, and if my chair were an author these would be the types of pictures he would take for his book flap. Hah!...well, I thought it was funny :).

Love the Beasts,

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Taking You With Me To Maine

I've been in Maine since last Wednesday with Annie visiting my in-laws. It was a surprise for my Momma (mother-in-law) who promptly cried when she walked in the door and saw Annie. They live on a beautiful 50-acre property in Maine with lush, beautiful, thick green grass. So nice to walk barefoot and not worry about fire ants or other evil Texas bugs. And it's been such amazing weather! Friday morning it was 39 degrees when I woke up. I don't even know if I'll ever feel that cold in Houston.

Some of the best antique and vintage finds are here in Maine. There are loads of retirees who've collected a lot of junk in their lifetime along with nicer junk that's been passed down to them for generations. In the first 3 days we hit up a church sale, flea market, a couple yard sales, and an antique store. Here are a couple pictures from an antique store called Wilbur's. A bit on the expensive side for me, but they have some lovely furniture. I especially love the fold-up wooden theater seats.

Look how green it is. Don't you just want to lay down and take a nap in it? Ahh...

There was a ton of stuff at this store, but I couldn't stay long to look or take pictures because Annie started getting antsy. And I didn't walk away with anything, but I did buy something at the church sale. Hopefully I'll buy a couple more things and put it all in a post later this week.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Love the Beasts,