And it is really, really lovely.
The mother/daughter duo that owns Summerhouse has put together a fabulously curated collection of old and new, with a distinctly vintage French vibe. I had a hard time putting anything down, and left with a few small treasures including a trio of vintage Valentines and this little metal "Entrance" sign I think I'll use for our powder room door.
At $5, it fits nicely into my $500 (hopefully) reno budget. With purchases to-date (including that vintage sewing cabinet/sink stand) I still have $320 left. Tight, but I may be able to do it. Or at least come pretty close.
I've been a busy bee without much to "buzz" about. Although you would think five hours of looking at tile would yield enough content for at least one blog post. To tell you the truth the store's proprietor was way more interesting than the tile shopping itself. I'm fairly sure he'll be the basis for a character in a future novel...
"Well dressed but wild-eyed, this fast talker's staccato laugh rose from his nicotine-stained lips like lava from a long-dormant volcano..."
On second thought, maybe I shouldn't quit my day job just yet.