But back to the Farmer's Market. It was very small - I think we spent no more than an hour walking around, but it was so much fun. The flowers were lovely, and at $3 a bunch I can afford fresh ones every week. What a treat! At one booth there was a very cute Indian man in a turban who was selling some pretty pashminas. I bought one for my kitchen table which, when set with my dishes and nice stemware and the new flowers made for quite a pretty table, which you can see here:
I tried to take a little picture of it myself, but then L wandered by, and wouldn't rest until he'd dragged his own equipment out, and spent 30 minutes having his own little photo shoot. I have to admit that his pics turned out MUCH better than mine did, (really, isn't that pashmina on the table the prettiest thing? It has little sequins sewn all over it which glitter in the light. Stunning in candlelight.) but by the time he was satisfied with his labors I was very tired and grumpy. Mostly because before the shoot, I had oiled and polished all the wood downstairs, fertilized all the plants and trimmed them, arranged the flowers, done some wash, planted my new little herbs, and had run a bunch of errands with L. That may not sound like a lot, but when you spend 8 hours a day, five days a week basically sitting in a chair at a desk, that much running around makes my arthritic ankle swell like a baseball, and my whole body ache. I know, I'm a lightweight. An arthritic old lightweight, but nothing that some Excedrin and Advil can't remedy, so I was soon on the mend, and I even managed to bake a cake after it all kicked in!
All in all, it was a really nice Saturday. Got lots of things done, and got to throw some fun into the mix. I was actually hoping to have something bizarre or really interesting to tell you about, but I don't. Basically, we spent all weekend sprucing things up, gardening, and cleaning. So it doesn't all go to waste, I'll post some pictures here of our really clean house - specifically the living room. Welcome to our little house. Note the mantel and the armoire. L made those, and I finished them. I really like those two pieces. They were the first two pieces we did together as a couple. Since then L has made an office full of furniture for himself, and an armoire each for our bathroom and bedroom. Yeah. He's very talented. I'm waiting now for my retreat/office/grandkid playroom makeover. As you can see, it will be a complicated and tricky thing to design. A kind of something-for-everyone room. I think we'll start with a big table for me to paint and do my projects on. And we'll see what develops from there. I'm kind of excited about it.