I will tell you the bad news first...my cane beds were gone when I got there. I was seriously upset. I was in a vintage depression funk! I almost cried... almost. But, I realized that I had my 18 month old on my hip and what kind of example would I be setting? I thought about them all day... all weekend really. I wondered if they went to a good home. If someone would love them like I would. Then, I realized at what they were for the pair, that I would probably see them in another booth for twice that one day. So, I moped and griped and got on Craig's List. Nothing. Went to a few places. Nothing that could replace that warm spot in my heart for them. (Keep in mind that I have no place to set these beds up... they are for the future.) My husband was sick of hearing me talk about them. So he sent me an email. With a link to a Craig's List ad. And, here is what was delivered while I was at work today.
(I have told you I have a messy, messy garage!) I can't wait to go home and kiss them (not sure if that will be before or after I kiss Mr. Hughes and baby hughes...) Aren't they just as lovely as the others? Perhaps they would even be the winner of the Furniture Beauty Pagent. They were a touch more expensive. But, what really matters in all of this is that I have closure. I can move on.
In other Hughes wanderings, we took a small road trip to a hometown of fellow blogger Jennifer. She has suggested that we visit Fayetteville when I posted about The Plan. And it is a darling little town.
The downtown was so quaint and just what we like.... some antique shops and some resteraunts right on the square. It seems that this town has kept up its downtown nicely. Lots of people were out and about (didn't hurt that it was sunny and 60.)
We ate at a little sandwich shop... I think it may be the one that Jennifer said that she really likes.
The inside had an old general store type of feel.
Lots of stuff to look at...
Check out that ceiling and those lights
Then we strolled around checking out old store fronts that had been converted into offices and the like.
There were quite a few with the old hexagon tile entrances.
I wanted to rip this off the building and take it home with me!!
There was an old Theatre too.
We of course went to some antique stores and this one had some really great pieces like this cast iron fireplace mantle. I didn't get to take too many photos in here because it was pretty dark.
Then, on the way out of town, we saw this fella all dressed up for Mardi Gras (I am guessing that is what they were going for anyhow.)
All in all, a pretty nice small town. I don't think we will end up there (we still would like to be a little closer to the coast and this town is only like 40 minutes from us now.) but it is still a really cool place. Lots of cute stone cottages...
It was a fun little road trip and we will be going on a few more longer ones when it warms up a bit.
Have a great week and I hope to finish up that laundry room this week. Seriously.