One Week To Go
We've been on a pseudo-vacation since we arrived to Missouri. We've managed to score some incredible flea market finds in our down time and Brett's family have been fabulous to let us take over the corner of their basement and Jamie's room until we'll finally be able to move in to our cute little house in Springfield.
I've been stalking this blog over the last few months for design inspiration for our new home. Along with flickr's many groups and a few other well-managed sites, I've been able to recognize and hone in on my tendency toward mid-century modern design. Throw in some color and a few new pieces and I'm a happy renter.
Brett and I celebrated our sixth year of marriage today (6/22) by getting in the car and driving to a local college town to peruse the flea markets. I love that my husband knows that an afternoon roaming through old stuff tops a fancy dinner for two, etc., etc. We stopped in at this place called 'Itchy's Flea Market' and two hours later came out with two Eames-era chairs and a small trunk full of teal, brown and yellow colored items for the new house. Once that missing camera cord is located, you shall see for yourself. We talked about what we'd done on our past anniversaries, what we'd like to work on in the future and how much we'd changed since we met. It was one of the loveliest summer afternoons we've had together in awhile.
Most of my spare time has been thinking about our house, the move, the details of switching cities and starting over in a new place but now that we're close to 'landing', I'm starting to think about new projects and enterprises for the leftover summer months. I'm ready for my work space to be available again. I think all this home design inspiration has steadily been building a new style that will leak into art journal and scrapbook pages.
I'm ready for fresh paint and old papers and untouched fabric and sketchbook dreams. I'm ready for indoor tents and lemonade story time and movie night with old friends on our couch. (But not until late July because our couch was back ordered!) I'm ready for the steady hum of a new dryer and the rhythm of toddler activities and a chance to light all the candles and turn on the music after he's gone to sleep. Home, sweet and lovely, home.
One more week!
In the meantime, I'd love to hear how you're filling your summer days. Tell me, tell me.