Another great Sunday! And full of whimsy.
Again we got to spend time with old friends. We met for dinner at Brett’s and my favorite restaurant, Chinn Chinns. Our friends just got back from living a year in Puerto Rico. Now they have a new plan of eventually living on another island. Oh, you have to love adventurous retirees.
The picture cracks me up. I had my 83-year-old MIL take the photo. I got it all set up for her and everything–“just push the button”. She is notorious for her lack of picture-taking skills. After two tries I said it was good enough…laughing. I showed her the photos in the car. She says, “What’s so bad about that? You are all in it. (pause) Were you all leaning some?” LOL. Yes, that is how we like it. And the whimsy in my outfit? A cheetah belt with stripes and a vintage gator (faux) bag. Oh, yes I did!
Once we got home, I made some Mariage Frere’s Lily Muguet tea for my afternoon tea ritual. I am very much the type who wants tea served in a proper, vintage teapot (Blue Willow for me). But recently I changed up my teacup to this Charlie Brown and Snoopy mug. I saw this in a Hallmark store weeks ago and couldn’t get it out of my head because IT IS SO TRUE:
So now, it is coffee in the mornings with Cinderella and tea in the afternoon with the Peanuts. Simple whimsy for big smiles.
I am calling out for any antique experts to lend me a hand on placing value on this item:
This is a solid (?) brass candelabra that weighs 7.5 lbs. I bought it a couple of years ago thinking I would use it in the dining room but it is too ornate for my style. I have it in the foyer now but still don’t know what to do with it. I have given thought to selling it but not sure what to ask. Any ideas? It is really pretty. Very Parisian chic. (Some day I will tell you the whimsical tale of how we got that table).
I have to share this too. My pictures in the foyer are from our trip to Scotland. The top picture is of Loch Ness. Wasn’t it fitting to place Belle Fille’s Loch Ness Monster project right under it? Whimsical indeed. Her third grade teacher was crazy about Scotland so many projects were so themed.
Have a whimsical Monday!