Sunday, February 20, 2011
You snooze -- you lose
I bought a couple of items -- a piece of vintage matte white pottery for my collection (I plan to post on my 'white pottery obsession' with pictures later) and a fab 1950's Shawnee ashtray in a gorgeous aqua blue with gold metallic running through it. However, I lost out on what I really wanted and it's my own fault. When you see something in a shop with one-of-a-kind items, as everyone knows, you'd better buy it then. I was in this new shop called Kaleidoscope a few weeks ago with Duane and saw a piece of hanging art that I fell in love with. I wasn't sure about the size for where I wanted to put it so I waited until our trip yesterday. Naturally, it had been sold. Bummer -- but I have no one to blame but myself. As soon as I realized it would fit where I planned to hang it, I should have called Duane to nab it for me. (This shop is in her neighborhood.) I did pick up the vintage Shawnee ashtray as a consolation prize, though.
The shop, Kaleidoscope is fantastic. Beautifully curated and laid out furniture, wall hangings and decor.
Later, we met friends at The Independent for drinks to celebrate a graduation. (Congrats, Lana, on finishing your master's degree!) A nice finish to a great day.