Mera flew down to Eugene to visit Red House West’s Southern Headquarters this weekend, and we had a great time. We thrifted until our feet were sore and our hands were grubby, and commiserated about how our faces always itch the worst just as we’re leaving the thrift store — when you really shouldn’t touch your face (or anything else).
We only ended up bringing home a few odds and ends, but there were some treasures that we both seriously considered. Mera found this chinoiserie screen (which felt like fate in the wake of Monday’s post):
The price is right, but it’s heavy and shipping it to Alaska would definitely take some doing. Mera thought and thought about where it could go in her house, and even called Chester to ask him to take some measurements, but ultimately had to let it go. It still hurts though, look how beautiful the details are!
You might remember that Katie has graduated (to the strains of ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ and with a great many tassels) from collecting chairs to curating a collection of lamps, and she found a really special one while we were on our secondhand store tour.
Having just read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo, she let this one pass her by. But it was very hard, and she just may go back . . .
We took a trip to Katie’s favorite fabric store, L’Etoffe, and ogled the incredibly beautiful textiles.
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