This was the first weekend we've had beautiful weather in quite a while...So nice, that I even laid in the sun for a bit...
It was the perfect weekend to explore a new (or at least new to me) Farmers Market in my area on Saturday and a local Flea Market, on Sunday...
I wanted to find extra large bunches of Parsley and a variety of greens for Bao. He was so excited for all the different kinds I brought home for him!
Flower and herb vendors were selling pretty seasonal items...
These super long stemmed Sunflowers look gorgeous on my counter and I love seeing them when I walk in my front door.
A seafood vendor caught my eye who who was selling large, fresh oysters. I can never resist oysters with lemon squeezed over. It reminds me of the Ferry Building in San Francisco <3
My ideal Sunday usually involves some sort of home improvement. Whether it's cleaning of some sort, rearranging or heading out to a flea market to find some vintage charm.
I love oddly shaped dishes.
Whether I use them to hold candles or put small snacks in them when friends are over, they're unique little pieces that add character and dimension to your decor.
(The Spade shaped mint colored dish dates from 1897...What a cute little piece of history! The vendor made me promise I wasn't buying it to resell it!)
Though I am mostly drawn to monochromatics and metallics, I will always love pastels. I don't have beer glasses yet and these super thin, frosted glasses are so pretty and feminine.
My walls are still pretty much BARE.
But I'm not one to rush and make a mistake on an impulse purchase for such an important element as wall decor. So I've been waiting to fall in love with a piece.
I'm sure many of you have heard of the Art-Deco painter and designer, Erte, who at one point he was an illustrator for Harpers Bazaar and Vogue.
I spotted this simply framed print, kicked aside and leaning against a vendor's van. The metallic background, and chic woman immediately caught my eye.
The print was filthy with what looked like mold spots.
I was willing to take a chance if the price was right.
The vendor offered $10 because she thought It couldn't be cleaned. I took it home and out of the frame, and found that the majority of the spots were on the inside of the frame and not on the print itself!
There are a still a few small imperfections but it's definitely still a beautiful piece!
Not only are the colors perfect but the subject matter and artist definitely suit my style and taste.
Until I find the right frame, she'll be standing on the console in my living room.
This is the other side of my TV console...
I know many of you are going to be interested in knowing what the other pieces are:
Lamp and tall silver candle holders: Home Goods
Small elephant candle stick and Anger jar: Jonathan Adler
Metallic votives: Anthropologie