And Deidra's Back in Town
Yesterday I spent the day with my friend Deidra who is back in town for a couple of weeks.
She moved away last fall.
She used to live in my neighborhood but now lives in Springfield, Missouri in a cottage in the woods.
She says it's really a neighborhood but feels like she lives in the woods.
Well, I had the day off and we started the day by having Thai food at our favorite Thai Restaurant.
Then we hit a few stores downtown.
In the last store of the day in the backroom...we spotted an antique french iron daybed.
It really came from Paris...the store keeper told us.
Well, I have wanted one of these forever!
I always imagined lounging on one in the garden.
I wish I'd thought to take a photo of it with my iphone but I didn't think of it.
Well, Deidra went nuts for it.
I don't think she would have ever really considered one when she lived in her other house
but her little house in Springfield is a precious little cottage and she said she had just the spot for it.
It looked much like the one above.
It didn't have quite as much rust. It had just the right amount.
She asked the price and said she wanted it and the deal was done.
It came with a brand new custom made mattress too!
I can just imagine it sitting at the Paris Flea Market much like that photo above.
At first Deidra said it was going to go in her garden shed that she is turning into a garden folly.
But then she said it might end up in the guest bedroom.
or perhaps her studio
I'm sure wherever it ends up...it will be lovely piled with pillows and quilts.
I'd say it is very much like that one above.
She asked me if she should put it outside.
I said I loved that idea but would not want to ruin the perfect patina.
So I personally would not do that unless it was a covered area.
I can just imagine an afternoon nap on it in a setting like the one above.
It really was quite a find. And I have to say I am a little jealous that it isn't mine.
Not too jealous cause I was happy she could buy it.
There is no way I could afford it, anyway.
Hopefully, soon I can go visit and enjoy it in it's new home.
I would like that.
She said it would be my special spot when I came to visit.
What did I buy?
A shell. A big conch shell.
I can never resist those when I see them in an antique or thrift store.
Then we went to the movies and saw....
It was very enjoyable. Not as good as the first one.
It definitely had a bigger budget.
More Hollywood-ish and kind of corny but still enjoyable.
A feast for the eyes for sure and I'm not just talking about Richard Gere.
After the movie we headed down to the Paseo for the monthly Artist's walk.
Ending the evening with drinks at Picasso's.
All a much needed diversion after a few weeks of miserably cold snowy weather.
I hope it's warming up your way.
more fun to follow...cause....
Deidra's Back in Town!