We had such a fun long weekend. David took Thursday and Friday off.
On Thursday we went up to Round Top for the day. I showed you pics
from that visit, and there will be more to show you tomorrow too. Friday
David was on the phone with the office for much of the day and so much
so that he may as well have gone into the office, but thankfully did not.
He works lots and lots of hours every week.
On Saturday morning we took off for a quick trip to Houston and a
visit to one of our favorite restaurants in Rice Village ~ Rabelais. We
had a lovely lunch. I had a grilled salmon salad with a raspberry dressing
and a delicious glass of wine. David had a grilled flank steak salad with
caramelized onions and mustard sauce and a French beer. We took our
time and just relaxed and chatted and enjoyed the afternoon in this
charming cafe. It was as if we were in Paris ~ swoon.
After lunch we strolled around a bit and we each went our separate ways
to visit a couple of favorite shops. David stopped in the cigar shop and I
went over to Olivine and then onto the British Isles Shoppe where I have
been shopping since before David and I were married.
I seldom leave the British Isles empty handed and this was no exception.
Let me explain, several years ago I found this blue transferware umbrella
stand at a consignment shop. I had wanted one for a long time and since
this one was so well priced, I lugged it home with me. Of course, what's an
umbrella stand without a few vintage umbrellas and walking sticks? I
had two vintage umbrellas and one cane, but am always on the look out
for more. On Saturday, I found this ….
It's a Sherlock Holmes walking stick. It was love at first sight!!!
I purchased it without a second thought and trotted off to meet David
in the cigar shop. He loved it too!
So now our new walking stick is in the umbrella stand in our foyer.
He's ready for all kinds of new adventures :-)
The new walking stick was change number one and I promised you three.
Do you recall how I backed the bookcases in the family room with a red
and white checked fabric? Well, I decided to do the same thing with the
vintage secretary desk in the living room. I like it, but I am already
thinking about how great it will look backed in tartan for Christmas.
That will be easily done since I used the poster tape again.
And now finally, small change number three ….
I just moved the Staffordshire pony and rider to the Hepplewhite table
next to the fireplace. Now it lives with a photo of Bonnie, my beloved
Scottie and Bitterman my very first Yorkie. My favorite loves, horses
Bentley did not get to come along with us on our trip to Houston.
We were stopping at Costco on our way back and it's still too
hot to leave him in the car for any length of time. He wasn't very
happy about missing out, but he napped on the sofa and I made
him a very special dinner later and took him for a long walk too.
He quickly forgave us and all was right in his world once again.
Don't forget ~ more pics from Round Top tomorrow.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley