Friday, July 19, 2013

Happenings

First of all, yesterday was my husband's 41st birthday, so Happy Birthday to my beloved Matt.
He got a key lime pie instead of cake as that's his preference.
Here he is doing one of his favorite things, snuggling one of our golden retrievers (this was when Zoe was a puppy and could still fit on his lap).  

And earlier this month, we celebrated 16 years of marriage. For our anniversary, I got him this little watercolor number from Etsy (which I spied first on Pinterest thanks to Elizabeth) . . . 
It's Bill Murray's head on a jaguar shark from Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, one of his favorite movies. My favorite WA movie is probably Rushmore, while I know a lot of people are Royal Tenenbaum diehards. You can't really go wrong with any Wes Anderson films, in my opinion.

Last week, I enjoyed a little beach trip with my kids. Lots of sun and fun!
By the way, this is in the ocean not a pool . . . that's how clear and calm it was our last few days. 

While on my vacation, I enjoyed a couple of great books I thought I would share . . . 

This book actually reminded me of a Wes Anderson film with its quirky characters. It's about a husband and wife performance artist team who involve their children in their art (without their consent). Nicole Kidman has bought the film rights.

And thanks to Sissy for her recommendation on this one . . . 
So smart and hysterical, you won't want to put it down. 

Between trips and shuttling kids to day camp, I have managed to do some vintage shopping here and there. Some of my more recent finds . . . 
A faux bamboo tole chandelier. Probably going to sell this one. Email me if you're interested.

A tiny Syroco federal style mirror. So cute. Once again, will probably sell this one.  Please excuse the lovely view of my garage ceiling. 

Another item up for sale, this lucite table base (has no top) for a small round table. Or I guess it could be a square table. So cool.

And lastly, this Chinese Art Deco rug . . . a little worn but have always wanted one of these. It's an unusual color combo of olive green and gray with blue, yellow and cherry details (you see the pagoda, right?). Love it. This one's a keeper. 

Hope everyone is surviving the summer heat wave!



11 comments:

Melissa Crochet said...

Love your finds and glad for some book recommendations. When will fall get here?

A Perfect Gray said...

you find the best stuff. love that type of rug...happy summer and thanks for the book ideas! donna

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

happy birthday to your husband! I was sure that was a pool...wow, what a beautiful part of the ocean. Love the chandy and the rug.

goperman said...

Happy Bday Matt!! Love the pic of your adorable kids and glad you liked the book. I also ready the Family Fang and loved it!!!

goperman said...

goperman is atutally Clay, I guess he has been on my computer!!! sissy

SHERRY HART said...

I wanna come flea marketing with you...damn you find the best stuff! Glad you are enjoying summer...

therelishedroost said...

great finds!! I may check out that lucite base...K

Erin said...

Obviously you have great taste in books because I read the Family Fang last year and it was pretty good... going to check out your other pick.

Thanks for the recs!

Ashley said...

Looks like a great summer! And that pie looks delish.

How do you find all the great estate sales you go to?

charmaine said...

Great finds! I wish you have a pair of the lucite base!

modishetcetera said...

Awesome finds!!

I'm excited to read The Family Fang, I just bought it last week!

And I agree with you about Where'd you go, Bernadette? It was soooo good.