Man oh man I found so many things yesterday...but walked away with one entry hall tray & a whole lotta inspiration. I have always been one very fond of the rustic & I like to pair it with modern elements. When we lived in California the first time we were minus two dogs & a baby....so the Hubs & I lived in this AHHHMAZING downtown loft overlooking a water turning basin where boats would come in under a drawbridge...oh yes, it was that cool. The Historic downtown of Petaluma welcomed us & the Lofts were the perfect fit to our young lifestyle. Stained concrete floors, corrugated metal ceilings which stretched 15 feet high, granite counter tops, large windows....I am telling ya I was in decorators heaven, the problem at the time was that we were young, newly married, I still had a year left of college & NO buckaroos...;..) So now it feels so surreal to be going back there now plus two doggies & Olly Tate, & a little bit more wiggle room in the budget for decorating ;.) However, an open loft with hardly any space and no rooms is really not an option. So we are on the hunt for the perfect place & since I can't really decorate a space until I sort of sit with it for a while and let it "speak to me" ...(okay, not literally, no need for crazy pills just yet haha), yesterday's shopping trip left me with a whole lotta empty! I just am not sure what "decorating" way I will be going. I am syre that any way will be fabulous & a perfect fit for our little family..I am totally excited about new Craigslist finds, makeover projects, new organization options, and just some rearranging & re- purposing...but it sure does kill the shopping bug a little. SO until I find a cure for those shopping bug blues I will try and draw inspiration and a plan for our next casa....which I ought to get on soon since we pack & leave good Ol' Baltimore next weekend.....what a strange welcome to June.....wish me luck peeps! Until next time, maybe some of these crazy ideas will help to inspire you too....but you guys are probably ahead of me & have plenty ideas on your own already...;.)
This is my new brass bird tray. I would LOVE to take a can of spray paint to it once we get to Cali....I want it for my entry way as a catch all tray ;.) Talked the shop owner down to $20...made it so much more fun in my book!