Archive for the ‘retail therapy’ Category

After yet another weekend without power, subsequent minor flooding of the basement, lack of hot water until this afternoon, and an early afternoon off from work after becoming sick from lunch — I became weak.  I bought new curtains for the dining room.  Anthropologie has these on sale for $49 per panel online:

I’m hoping to install a 7-8 foot curtain rod in front of the little alcove in the dining room, shown here (two year ago right after the first round of priming):

I can’t find a current photo from than angle, but the current look is better illustrated here:

I’m fairly confidant they’ll look great — but if not, I can always put them in my office upstairs. 🙂

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new house stuff

While still waiting for State Farm to get their act together, we’re looking forward to once again having hot water and heat.  Especially since we woke up this morning to snow flurries. The water heater, furnace, wood burning furnace, water softener, water well pump, and washer and dryer all met their demise under 4 feet of water in the basement.  One month later, and we’ve only been able to fix the well pump.  So at least we have a working toilet! Hopefully within the next few days, a new furnace and water heater will be up and running.  Perhaps next week I’ll be able to upload several of the flood photos.  I discovered such interesting tidbits, such as the floatability of washing machines.  And that rising waters mean that hundreds upon hundreds of snakes appear.  And that the counties view on determining you evacubility (I’m making up lots of words tonight) is determined by whether or not rescue vehicles can reach your home (which in our case was laughable…unless it was a rescue boat…).

So while wallowing in self pity, I discovered some decent sales at Urban Outfitters, and ordered these curtains and tie backs:

I have this delusion that perhaps this Fall I’ll get things going on the house again…

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What I miss about DC

Trips to The Design House in Lucketts, VA.




Images via Lucketts Store’s Facebook page.

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Thrift store shopping

Another chair.


 Another chair that needs a lot of work. A lot of work that I probably won’t get around to for a few monts. Sigh. Oh well, until then, the $10 chair will be hanging out in the three season room…which in Minnesota is really only usable for about 3 months a year…

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Quite rightly.

Thrift store find from Sunday. $20. Still haven’t decided if I overpaid or not.

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nor are too worried about splinters…

$5 crate, $4 casters and we’ve got a magazine holder.

Everything’s better on wheels.

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