Our weather today is Fall-tastic!
Here is a photo from a recent past Fall, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis:
Our grandlad is here with us this weekend,
so who knows what the day will bring?
We might head to the bakery downtown this morning,
with a pit stop at the Dutch colonial en route.
I’d like to haul over a few boxes of my books to start filling this,
the 2nd of my 2 vintage sorters:
You may recall my saying that it ($50!)
like its companion, my postal sorter ($75!),
both served as display pieces in my late, great retail store,
way back in the early 1990’s.
Stay tuned for photo ops + updates on both sorters!
Meanwhile, another vintage piece of furniture
has been moved to the D.C.
It’s a tall dresser I’ve been using in my sewing room:
I shan’t tell you what I paid because it wasn’t a bargain,
but these things happen on occasion, no?
Anyway, here it is in its new location — our bedroom!
It just fits in that narrow space, doesn’t it?
And yes, yes — I realize that it’s a beautiful shade of green,
which would no doubt complement our existing color scheme —
but SURPRISE! (not) — I’ve chosen dark blue.
Anyway, here’s the dresser, posing with possible options:
I was fairly confident that one of these would work.
However, to save myself a little trouble,
(a.k.a. not having to make yet ANOTHER decision!),
I opted for this safe choice,
Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore.
I knew I liked it because I already had a sample can
for my RedBird biz.
Here ’tis on our dresser:
For the drawer pulls,
I’d love to get a set of plain Jane vintage porcelain knobs,
like these, from etsy seller smreis:
. . . or something repro, perhaps.
I’ve loved porcelain knobs since I was a wee lass
+ bought my first fixer upper in the early 70’s.
However, as our budget is semi-small,
I shall opt to spray paint the original wooden knobs white.
See, their shape is very similar to my beloved porcelains:
whom am I kidding, re: spray painting anything?
That’s yet another task that G.O. does so well!