After a wild week of wrapping up the summer semester, then a delightful trip to Birmingham to visit my sister, I find myself in August – with three weeks until fall classes begin and less than a month until the deadline for my research article. And Daniel’s summer is over for good: he starts teacher in-service tomorrow. So what to do on this scorching last day of freedom? We started with a routine weekly cleaning that turned into furniture rearranging that led to a visit to the Calico Mall, a fabulous antique mall here in downtown. And this all culminated in two spontaneous purchases that bring a little vintage to our style and much needed functionality to our space.
We saw this and we just knew. I’ve been looking for an alternative to the patio table and chairs I’ve been using for home office space (see the arrangement here). I wanted something small, low profile, with simple lines, and I had been considering this Parsons mini desk from West Elm. But when the furniture started moving today, Daniel had a better idea: instead of ordering something, why not try a local antique store? (Read: why not repurpose an existing object instead of contributing to consumerism and resource overuse?) Daniel is my eco-conscience, and he’s so right. I’m no seamstress, but I’ll happily write (and trawl the Internet) on this beauty.
And then there’s Item 2: the Parisian café chair. As much as I would love to go to Paris and shop the flea markets there, the logistics of getting a piece like this home would be, well, un peu difficile. Finding one here in Hattiesburg was serendipitous, indeed. I’ll pretend Gertrude Stein sat in it on a little side street off La Place St. Michel.
Coming soon: Daniel’s new office space (where the patio table once was) and re-rearranged furniture in the bedroom.
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