13 March 2013


Last Wednesday, we woke up to this view out of our bedroom window. The snowquester!
We enjoyed a lazy day at home, but ventured out in search of these that afternoon.  We had both heard a lot of people waxing poetic over these, but neither of us thought they lived up to the hype.  They tasted very strange.
Thursday was another snow day for me, so I decided to be productive. First project was some seriously overdue All-Clad cleaning with a new-to-me product, Bon Ami.  Full post coming later this week with the after photos and thoughts on Bar Keeper's Friend vs. Bon Ami.
After I finished my cleaning projects, I decided to do a little antiquing. I've made no secret of the fact that I don't love where we live. One of the few positives is our antiques emporium.  We live not too far outside of Virginia horse country, so our store tends to get some pretty good loot, like these custom riding boots and monogrammed silver plate hand mirror. 
This one booth had Louis Vuitton luggage, a Dior purse, and a Gucci purse.  I'm tempted to go back for the Gucci {$65!!!} since it matches my vintage Gucci wallet.
Loved this dresser-top vignette and the settee in the as-is room had a stunning frame! Very tempted to purchase and reupholster in something fabulous...
How darling is this pug needlepoint pillow?!?
Loved this mirror. Would be great in a certain little boy's big boy room {cough, Jennifer, cough}
The most epic key hook ever.

Friday AM I was up bright and early to catch a flight to NYC for one of my dearest friends' bachelorette weekend.  This was the first of many glasses of bubbly consumed in the following 48 hours.
I tried out the white manicure trend that I've been told is big this spring.  Everyone agreed that it was definitely a do.  Color is Essie Blanc.
Lobster Benedict with Old Bay hollandaise for brunch. Deeeeelicious.
After a wonderful weekend with friends, I was so happy to get back to snuggles with these two. 


LindsB said...

Bar Keepers Friend by FAR, I cant live without the stuff! I've tried Bon Ami and it doesnt even come close in my book :)

MCW said...

I need to visit that antique store!

MCW said...

I need to visit that antique store!

Katiellirb said...

I cannot WAIT for your review of the cleaners. One of my All-Clad saute pans is in some serious trouble!

{Jessica} said...

Love the white nails - totally agree, it's definitely a 'do.' And how yummo does that lobster benedict look! Delish!:)

Baltimore Prep said...

In Baltimore we ended up snowless, but I still had a productive day home! Always use BKF on my All Clad, interested to hear your comparison. So tell us...what antique treat came home with you?!

Virginia Belle said...

Thanks for the review on the chicken and waffles chips. I've been intrigued by them but not brave enough to give them a try yet. I will definitely have to make the drive to that antiques store soon. You found so many fabulous things!

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

Ahh yes! I love the mirror! I tried to comment when I saw it last week, but my connection kept ggetting messed up. It would look perfect in Edward's room.

Portuguese Prepster said...

the lobster benedict looks amazing and what great antique finds!