I took a bit of time today to re-do this space in my dining area. It's the eating space attached to my kitchen. Behind me is our square table, where we share our meals.
This counter makes me so happy. It's my own personal still life. (As if life ever stands still.)
I found this amazing turquoise typewriter at the flea market a couple months ago. It was a steal! I believe my friend said, "If you don't buy that, I'll..." and then some threat that I don't remember, but I think it was violent.
It stands as an homage to words on a page.
I also love mercury glass. These pieces are the extent of my small collection. (And the owlie? From the dollar bin at Target. How cute is he.)
Last fall, Shauna and I made book-page wreaths for tidbit. She made the book pages part with an enviable amount of patience and crazy amounts of hot glue. I made the banners on them (well, for tidbit we made fabric flags. Our personal wreaths had banners.) I still love this wreath (although I don't love how I stood in front of it and shadowed half the thing in the photo. Sheesh.)
Here is my stack of antique sewing machine drawers. None of them match. These are actually quite important. They contain pens, pencils, Sharpies, gift cards, the key to the pool, and other random but essential items. That junk used to be stored in something super ugly that we kept for like eight too many years. My eyes don't hurt anymore when I need to grab a pen.
And finally, my favorite graphic. The message is mainly to remind my big self. That little grey blob to its right is a bird made out of newspaper. He has black wire legs. I found him at the flea market too. The words are oriented so that on his side, it says "superb." Reminds me of the movie Beautiful Girls. "It's just superb, Tracy. Superb."
SO what are you doing today for Labor Day?
I hope you find some lovely.