This week sped by way too quickly.
I met a friend for lunch and then tagged along to a nearby antiques/thrift store as she searched for a farmhouse table. We saw some great pieces and I took lots of pictures. But the prices were quite high and neither of us got anything.
Then on my way home I stopped by a local thrift store and spotted this 14 piece glass dish set for $15 and I had to get it. It was so cheery and sparkly and well priced. And absolutely perfect for summer ice cream sundae parties. I don't think I would have wanted it so had I not spent time in the pricey antiques store, but things happen for a reason and I am so glad that these dishes came home with me.
I played around with a pattern for the hundred-or-so triangle blocks that I pieced. And I would have been happy with this zigzag pattern had I not come across this fun configuration on flickr. Which would you choose?
And had I not entered Imene's hand dyed wool giveaway I wouldn't have won this awesome skein of yarn and these lovely hand crafted stitch markers. Thanks so much Imene - I love them!
And now for the most round about had-I-not of all... The other day I met a real estate agent to view a house that, judging from online photos, seemed perfect for our family but was put off by the long and muddy dirt road that led to the property. I came home a bit disappointed and began perusing decorating blogs for some inspiration on how to make our kitchen function better. (Reading blogs always makes me feel better) I clicked on some links and ended up on this great blog. Then I read this post on their family's awesome portable chicken coop. I followed the link, showed my husband, and we immediately agreed that building the Catawba coop would be the perfect way to keep chickens on our property. We cannot wait for the instructions to arrive so that we can begin building our coop - and order our chicks!
If you are still reading this had I not gone to view the house I may never have found the home and harmony blog. Had I not found the blog I might not have come across these portable coop instructions and had we not found the portable coop we would not have gotten chickens because we don't want to clean out a traditional coop and we have too many animals out here in the country to allow chickens to free range. Bottom line is that my kiddos are so very excited.
Oh yeah, and had I not met my friend for lunch in the city I would not have been by Trader Joe's and we wouldn't have this big bowl of yummy organic fruits to munch on. I also got organic frozen berries for smoothies, naan bread, strawberry kefir, and chocolate orange sticks and spicy dried mango. Yum.
Have a wonderful weekend full of adventure...you never know where your path will lead!