First things first, this weekend held some fun times. On Saturday, I visited Berkeley Rep's annual costume and prop sale, which was even bigger this year because they're about to move out of their warehouse. I scored a really cute pair of black heels (and I have been a woman on a mission lately, looking for cute black heels that are less than 2" high) for just $1. Barely worn, super cute. I also went home with a great rocking chair. It could use a new coat of paint, and I'm hoping to weatherproof it so that I can use it outside. I suppose it was only a matter of time before Young House Love inspired me to take on a project of my own.
|Le chair. The sticker on the seat? It said $50.|
And the $50 was crossed out to say $25.
But they only charged me $5, because they
are awesome. Because they love me? :)
|Close-up on the funky flowers-and-fruit design on |
the top of the seat. It may get painted over.
But this weekend was not just about some bargain theatre shopping, no! Will had decided to have a little BBQ for some hockey folks (it's the playoffs, y'all. so many games to watch!), and I had to stop by OSH for some charcoal and a meat thermometer. While I was there, I stocked up on soil and flowers and got all stoked to do some gardening later in the day (side note: I love this OSH. And Ellen, who works in the gardening department, is the best, most helpful person ever).
|OSH was selling "color bowls", which are basically just a|
bunch of flowers planted in a bowl. But it was so pretty, and
it was, like, $12.99. I just stuck it in the pot that used to have
zucchinis before they all died. Instant garden!
|I bought all of these to plant in one of the half wine barrel|
planters I bought recently. But I ran out of soil, so they're
still sitting in their pots from the nursery. How long can
they stay there? A week? More? Less? Help?
Since we were in Berkeley (Will was working on campus), we stopped by the fabulous Berkeley Bowl for groceries. I haven't been there in months, and I had almost forgotten how wonderful it is. Especially in the springtime. Aisles upon aisles of fresh fruits and vegetables. It feels so good to have a fridge full of good stuff. Mmm. Stuff.
The BBQ was a success, full of friends and kids. While we don't have kids, many of our friends do, and our house is pretty kid-friendly. We have coloring books and Connect 4, and this time, we had a few big pieces of bubble wrap for the kids to jump around on out on the patio. And when the kids got really bored, I had them help me with the gardening. General rule of thumb when dealing with kids: if you make it sound like a fun project, they'll probably want to help. Wheels successfully screwed onto the larger of the two half wine barrel planters, it was time to plant a lemon tree! The kids really liked helping me with the dirt, and it was seriously fun.
|Our little lemon tree in its new home.|
It looks slightly different back here than it did before?
|A little bonus rosemary, with a white flower whose name I|
have forgotten. It appears in my color bowl, and it grows here
on its own, like a weed but pretty.
Ellen at OSH told me its name and I promptly forgot it.
I've never been good with names.
Though I may still cave and hire someone to clean the tub.
Alyssum! Those little white flowers are alyssum and they are lovely. We had a garden center weekend too! It's one of my favorite things in the world - spending an afternoon gardening. Even if it's just a balcony garden.ReplyDelete
Yours looks lovely and I can't wait to hear all about your lemons! Also - super jealous of your new rocking chair. That is so cool. Love it!
I bought a box of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers SPECIFICALLY for tub cleaning. I don't use them for anything else. They're actually magic. I'm convinced.ReplyDelete
Where is props moving the warehouse to? I know the scene shop just moved too--dang, everybody's just scattering.ReplyDelete
They moved to the new space with everyone else. It's actually the opposite of scattering! Everyone will now be under one roof! (ok, the theatre/SOT will still be under a different roof, but administrative and all the shops will be together)ReplyDelete
God, I love those things. For some reason, I haven't thought to try them on the tub stuff. Now I feel like a dummy.ReplyDelete
Yes! They are alyssum! You are right! Thank you! I love it, so pretty and dainty. I couldn't believe when it just sprouted up out of nowhere in TWO of our random pots full of mostly dead stuff! A miracle, I tell you! :)ReplyDelete
I wouldn't paint over the chair. I know that painting older wooden furniture is very chic at the moment, but those fruits and flowers are delightfully classic.ReplyDelete
They are, I agree. That's one reason I haven't started thinking about it yetReplyDelete
- I do kind of like it. Perhaps I could just do some sort of
weather-proofing clear lacquer? I want to be able to use it outside :)