I rolled out of bed after midnight, just before my phone died and wouldn’t have reminded me again that I need to get up and write this post.
After a video call in the morning with a new social media client I’m really excited about, I spent the rest of the day with Landon.
We had lunch together, walked around Katonah and bought a few little gifts for my mom’s birthday, L bought a new LEGO set with his own money, and then we played soccer before we drove back home.
I read him a story and got him to sleep, and fell asleep next to him, like I often do. But I had set my alarm and it woke me up, several times. I kept hitting the snooze button.
It would’ve been soo much easier to just stay in bed, and I was tempted, but this is what entrepreneurship is about — I can spend the day with my boy on Columbus Day, but then I have to make up for it at 1 in the morning.
And now that I’m sitting here on the couch, watching Ladies of London, I’m excited to show you my vintage and thrifty finds!
Let’s do this!
Except for the vintage mirror, these are more finds from my trip to Pennsylvania.
This is a picture of a Zeppelin over a German town that fits onto one of those old-fashioned binocular viewers. I forget the official name.
The cheese grater was $2 and will probably end up hanging on the wall in our kitchen.
I only have a brother, Oliver, but my three sister-in-laws are like sisters, and I’m thinking of gifting this vintage postcard to one of them.
The other postcard is a beautiful picture of a building in New York City – that was mailed on August 29, 1911.
Currier and Ives Mirror
I forget where I bought this colonial style Currier and Ives mirror recently. Currier and Ives was the most prolific and successful company of lithographers in the U.S., with artists producing two to three new images every week for 64 years between 1834 and 1895.
I think the frame is beautiful, plus you can change the picture to anything you want to display.
For now, I hung it next to our back door, across from our powder room. I don’t think this is the perfect spot for it yet.
It’s hanging way too low, but I didn’t want to put another hole in the wall so I used the nails of two other pictures I had hanging there.
I’m tempted to paint it white and shabby chic it by sanding off some of the paint — should I do it?