Friday, August 21, 2009

more obsession with the chair

So, sense most people have told me they don't really care for my awesome rocker a few posts back, I just want it to be known that other people really do like it and look at how versatile it is:

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See the rocker is both sweet and sexy!

ps I want a fireman's pole in my home. Please and thank you.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hmmm...fake flower conundrum

So, if you asked me "Chelsea, do you like fake flowers?" My answer would be "hell, no. They are tacky and cheap looking." However, I found these wooden flowers, and I bought them on a whim, and now I kinda like them. Especially in this "not really useable" pitcher that we bought at this cool art store in Akron, OH. Your thoughts? Are fake flowers always a NO! or is that only silk flowers?

If only I had $400...sigh

So, yesterday at the Georgetown Flea Market I saw two of these Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chair, which were made in the 50s. I've seen them before on Chair Whore and I really like them (although they do nothing for hubby who, despite the year, thinks they are too modern). When I saw them yesterday, in excellent condition, I tried to not get too excited, because I didn't want to alert the other onlookers to such a great find. So, I asked the seller the price: 200 a piece. That is a freaking steal. I mean way to much for my current pocketbook, but sweet Baby Jesus that is a deal, usually they are like 900 a piece. Anyway, a girl can dream. Its nice to know someone will have these lovely chairs at a (relatively) lovely price.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Awesomely productive weekend...

: Framed the prints from Peru that Adam and I bought.
: Homemade place mates...pretty cool if I do say so myself (finished product below).
: Adam made yummy bread from the book I bought a few weeks ago. Its no kneading necessary!
: The cool place mates with sandwiches made from Adam's perfect bread.
: Adam's find at the Georgetown Flea Market.
: My find at the Georgetown Market.

So, I have a huge problem with not finishing projects, and my husband is great at lighting a fire under me by giving me an incentive. If I framed the paintings from Peru and made the place mats that I bought fabric for three months ago, then I can get the awesome rocking chair from a few blogs back when we move. Thus the pictures are framed and we've eaten two meals off the mats. I'm super happy with the end results.  Although, what I'm most excited for are the cool things we found at the market...I'll eventually get this poster I bought framed and show ya'll that as well. Until then you'll find me juicing with my cool antique juicer. 

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rhubarb where have you been my whole life?

So, I have never had rhubarb, but it has always been a curious thing for me. All summer I've been reading blogs about women who ADORE it, so finally I went to the farmers market and fell in love with it simply because of the color...very cool. But then, oh then, I made this strawberry-rhubarb crumble, and now I'm infatuated. Simple delicious. It is so delightful that my tongue and taste buds are going crazy. Tangy and sweet...truly a lovely thing is happening in my mouth while I eat what is now my favorite summer dessert. Well that is until I make more cobbler!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

chair debate

Is this chair one of the coolest things you've ever seen? Or, is it a crazy, weird should be stuck in a corner chair?

You choose and help this household come to an agreement!