I had Saturday off this weekend, so I convinced Craig to go to Dallas. I had my eye on a few things at Ikea and needed his opinion. We have been talking about FINALLY doing something with our second living room area. Craig would like to build a bar... but he has ADD and we all know that may happen in 10 years. So in the meantime, let's do something! The room looks like we literally moved in last week-- not 6+ years ago.
So the other night we talked about our vision for the room and I think we have a descent plan. We are big into records here and Craig has a little setup in his office with the record player and whatnot... but we would like to move that out to the living area. In his research, he found a lot of people who used this little bookshelf by Ikea which fits records perfectly. We will put the record player on top. I love the idea of having the records where everyone can see and listen to them!
Of course we have a ton more that we haven't moved out front and the things on the top don't belong there, and we need curtains... but I think it will be cool.
Then we trekked down to Deep Ellum to hit up my favorite vintage/antique store. I can't get enough of Lula B's! I find so many treasures there and have to show a lot of restraint. I could easily spend a whole paycheck there. Eeeeekk!
My first find was this adorable little purse. It's actually navy blue, but looks black here.
Then I came across this porcelain dish from 1941. Don't you just love those colors? I think it was meant to be a serving dish... but not in my house. Here it shall be on display.
And this vase. Love the colors in it!
I have had my eye on some vintage baking dishes. Craig actually came across this one for me. It's pink! So, I don't cook.... I can still have pretty bake ware, right?
Then we wandered upstairs to take a look at the clothes. I found this cute high-waisted skirt. It does have a little stain on the front that I'm hoping will come out. But it still has the Neiman Marcus price tag on it. I'm still figuring out what shirt I'm going to wear with it.
And finally a casual t-shirt.
Such a good day!