There was more to my banner day
a couple weeks ago… it just took me awhile to get it home. Sauntering out of the salon, my eyes were immediately drawn to the antique store across the way… and, you know
, my car just sort of ended up in the back parking lot. They always have these gorgeous, refurbished gliders inside selling for over $300… but this one, oh this one
, was just coming off the truck from an estate sale. They hadn’t touched it yet.
I ran inside with my arms a-flappin’ and declared that it was mine AS IS and give me a deal I’m having a really good day! And, shock of the world, they did
. I walked away with a $100 glider that badly needs a date with a wire brush and some primer, but oh how I love thee
. These are the surprises I save my etsy
money for. Now I don’t have to covet Sunday’s
gorgeous porch heirloom anymore. Well, not as much
, I should say.
It reminds me of grandmother’s porch and her
mother’s porch… how we’d sit with our jelly jars of Mountain Dew and watch the caterpillars on their exodus. That metal gliding sound, those plastic cushions… it says Summer to me. This one… the one my kid(s) will remember… even has legs on the top so it can fold down like a futon. Brilliant.
I see some porch-campouts in our future after I tackle some new cushions.
After a few weeks of novel-length posts, we’ll keep this one short. I know we all have laundry and groceries to get to. I’ve got a sicky kid to love on. Look at her all big on the swing this weekend!
Thursday is the TexasNorth Reader Appreciation Raffle! Don’t forget to leave you name in the comments of this post or this one to be included… or even today’s. I’ll count all three and each person will be entered once. My lovely assistant will help me draw on Wednesday evening for gifts… so comment by 6pm, please, as she needs her beauty sleep.
Love to you all (truly)… get your week started and don’t forget the lemonade!!!