hello monday + six good things

Hope you all had a wonderful Mothers day weekend. Hubby and I cooked up quite a spread for my mother-in-law who was visiting. Our menu included french onion soup, scalloped potatoes, vegetable gratin and beer-marinated NY strip steaks. Leftovers, anyone?

1. This morning we brought our new (to us) couch home: a vintage leather chesterfield sofa in emerald with brass nail head trim from a thrift store in DC. It has minor scratches and wear but has solid bones. I wasnt on the look out for a chesterfield but fell in LOVE with it the minute I spotted it. So did hubby. And it was tooo good a deal to resist. I think its amazing that after years of being on the hunt for the “right” couch, we found one when we LEAST expected and for like dirt-cheap.

I found a VERY similar one at Anthropologie for $5990!!

2. I enjoyed watching the costumes, Reese’s cocktail dresses, Rosie doing headstands and of course, Rob P looking good as always in this movie.

3. On our over-night trip to St. Michaels, MD I learned a that an oyster filters this many bottles of water every 24 hours. Fascinating.

We enjoyed a delicious lunch here.

4. How chic would my succulents look in these planters?  I would place them on these driftwood pedestals. Both from Miyo Home.

5. Blogfest2011 is just around the corner and I NEED to start packing for my trip.

We have a full schedule in additional to ICFF parties and events. SO many inspiring peeps from the design world are in attendance. Im a bit nervous and excited at the same time.  Are any of you going?

6. Craving a spa-getaway to this breathtaking resort. Also, curious about their arts and craft store that sells handmade products by local artisans.

Any good things come your way this past weekend? Do share I want to know.

Have a lovely week ahead.