Wednesday, September 3, 2008
the little things.
I got carded yesterday. Which for someone quickly approaching twice the legal drinking age, seems sort of silly. I was at Cost Plus buying wine (I know trendy chardonnays are all steel and light, but I'm an old-fashioned girl and I like the classic oak - I mean, look at this description: caramel, vanilla, buttery toast, popcorn - what's not to love?). Anyway. I'm guessing the Cost Plus carding policy must involve checking the ID of anyone who looks under the age of 50, but it still made me happy.
There's a very cool design store here in Santa Cruz celebrating its three-year anniversary on Saturday, and if you're in town you should go. She's even serving wine and heirloom tomatoes! There are always a million little things to catch your eye, but the furniture really steals the show. Look at the chair in the July 25th entry - aren't the nailheads on the twill tape a great detail? I've been going in there a lot recently for ideas. Part of the fun of this remodel is redefining the space I want to live in. Drew likes to call me the world's youngest little old lady, and I really do love antiques, but this transition is allowing me to branch out a little and mix some new with the old.
We're supposed to be moving back into the house in TEN WEEKS, so as design elements start falling into place I'll definitely share them. Today we're getting rough electrical, which doesn't make for very compelling photos. (Bare wires! Woo! Bring on the chardonnay!)