Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Walking in Memphis

I'm baaaack! And I have missed you all so much! It's been a sad week with no blog posting and hearing from all my friends!

Well, Memphis was an absolute blast and I am now an expert wakeboarder. Ok, maybe not expert, but I did try it again for the first time since I was 13 and loved every second! I got fairly decent at it in the few times I got to go too.

Memphis didn't disappoint in the shopping department either. My awesome cousin Heather took us to a really amazing antiques mall and it was so fun to poke around! There were lots of fun treasures to be had, including some grain sacks, fabulous potted faux herbs, and the usual antiques mall fare.

This was my favorite booth. It was pretty much the only "whites" one, and was closest to my style. They had awesome stuff but I couldn't take it home because a) I am cheap and b) we were flying. Fun to look at though!

I also found this fun chandelier at another booth. It was a neat patina and I liked the wheat detailing, especially since I'm a Kansas girl. It was only $150 which I thought was very reasonable, but again the flight home was an obstacle : )

I also loved this great vignette. Lots of eye candy!

After the antiques mall we went to a part of Memphis (or suburb??) called Collierville. The original town square has been turned into a bunch of lovely boutiques and cafes.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of the most fabulous part of Collierville: a store called First Fruit. It. Was. A. Maz. Ing. Seriously, if you're ever even anywhere near Memphis, you have to go check out this store! It was like a decorator's heaven.

Here's what I managed to cart back on the plane from Tennessee...

The gray cake stand/wire cloche combo and faux greenery pot are from First Fruit. The vintage seltzer bottle is from the antiques mall.


Here's where I need some help, though. Does anyone know how to get the disgusting "antique water" out of my antique seltzer bottle?? I thought you could just unscrew the top, pour it out and clean it, but apparently things weren't made like that back in the day. I've seen clean and sparkling seltzer bottles before, so I know it can be done. I just don't know how! Any advice??

Well that's all from my trip! Now what have you all been up to? I'm just dying to hear from you!

{live beautifully}



  1. You might try this-
    But it does look like trying to open an old seltzer bottle can be risky. Good luck! (Cute finds!)

  2. Anonymous7/21/2010

    I still can't get over your Hotty McHotterson body! Look at you. Wow! ;)


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