I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s weekend. Aaron and I had a lovely and productive weekend. We took our decorations down and put the house back in order, had a nice date night, and spent some time together. I love Christmas and decorating for it, but I also enjoy having my house de-cluttered afterwards.
Yesterday I decided to go to a local antique mall here in Portland just for fun. I spent about two hours meandering up and down the aisles, carefully looking for treasures and enjoying the history that surrounded me. Well, after much digging and about four laps through the store, I found some lovely little treasures for our home.
I acquired a number of pictures. We already owned the clock and our silhouettes.
I found this framed 18th Century Print for a steal. I think it’s an original. It has a plate description and everything, but I’m not 100% sure. Either way, I adore it :-) I also fell in love with the miniature framed 18th century portrait.
Another lovely little 18th century framed portrait and two small silhouettes. I saw these little pictures and decided that our silhouettes needed companions.
This lovely silver candelabra. The two smaller candlesticks were pieces that I grew up with. However, I had always thought they were black until I polished them. They’re silver :-)
A silver water pitcher for our picnics and nice dinners.
We also had an interesting night last night. Usually Aaron and I are pretty sounds sleepers and sleep through the night. Last night, however, was not the case. We both woke up at 3:30 in the morning. It was just early enough to want to go back to sleep but late enough to stay awake. Well, we ended up coming downstairs and watching Sense and Sensibility, the 1995 version. We finally crawled back up to bed around 5:30 and began our day at 7:00. It was strange, but it was nice to hang out with hubby. The interesting thing was that a number of people, clients and coworkers, did the same thing. I wonder if the weather change messed with our time clocks.
Well my friends and readers, I hope you have a lovely evening and week. Aaron and I are preparing for our 12th Night event on Saturday. I am meeting with the pianist tomorrow to rehearse my songs. I’m excited, but nervous, which is a good thing. If I am not nervous then I know I am not prepared. God Bless and have a wonderful night!