[Click to see larger. Note the little chair ~ I have a thing for little chairs.]
The ladderback chairs are beautiful, very Shaker to me. Now that I think about it, one would look charming in a corner of the guest room:
I might just have a thing for chairs in general ~ the oval back dining chairs are really cool, too. So is the round leg dining table. And, I'm in love with the cypress tree-stump tables. One of my life goals is to find similar, affordable tree stumps to use as end tables by our TV room-couch:
To be honest, this lamp is still on my mind. I'll keep an eye on it and pray for a sale:
Speaking of, we use these bamboo beauties in our bathroom and they're now on sale (going fast):
[all photos courtesy of west elm]
Man, the rain is pouring right now. Johnny's gonna hop out to the garage to paint anyway. The light fixtures are hung and he selected wood laminate flooring today - "Planked Oak." The coming-together of his drum studio is getting close!
My plans for the day involve laundry (as always), resting, reading The Year of Magical Thinking, and window-shopping: the early autumn collection from TOAST and everything from Les Indiennes. We'll bake more coconut muffins, too. Look. I chatted with my friend Spivey last night. She and I have the same doctor and he confirmed that (unsweetened) coconut products are über-healthy as described in the book, The Coconut Diet. Plus, I'm happier when a batch of muffins await me in the kitchen, right Johnny?
Starting tomorrow I'll focus on reading and research for my next Curator article (due in September)
[my health is not spectacular this week. Pray for me? Traveling to Dallas is looking unlikely, but we shall see what we shall see.]