Recent Snapshots

Recent Snapshots 2

So at this point I’m about a month or so behind with posting so these are pictures from last month, which was quite eventful for my family since Father’s Day, my mom’s birthday and my birthday all took place within a week of each other!

1. My favorite jewelry store 2. Bubble tea 3. Flower box outside Elm Street Oyster House 4, 5, & 6. Different shades of Buddha at Lucky Buddha 7. Enjoying some ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s 8. Father’s Day dinner 9. Skylight 10. Food poisoning 11 & 12. Birthday flowers for my mom 13. A birthday present for me 14. Birthday ice cream at Bluebird 15. A salted caramel ice cream cone

A Trip to the Flea Market

Flea Market

Every year Alex and I try to make at least one trip to Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, and last month marked our first visit of the year.

Hopefully we will be able to make at least one or two more trips there before the season is over since we always seem to go home with some fantastic flea market finds.

Flea Market

Since it was late morning by the time we arrived, Alex and I decided to grab some food. I got a tofu taco.

Flea Market

And Alex got a pulled pork sandwich.

Flea Market

And of course we couldn’t pass up some mini doughnuts!

Flea Market

My first purchase of the trip was this tin candy box in a pretty shade of pink.

Flea Market

One of the vendors had a huge box filled with old black & white photographs, and since the vendor was practically giving them away for free, I couldn’t help but pick out a few to take home.

Flea Market

One thing I had hoped to accomplish at the flea was to start a collection of  vintage glass bottles, and thankfully I was able to find some lovely blue ones. I also could not resist bringing home the small hobnail vase and creamer to the right.

Flea Market

And I would have to say that our coolest purchase of the trip was this vintage Coca-Cola crate.

Flea Market

Our precious finds.

If you’re interested, here are some additional entries on trips to Elephant’s Trunk: 1 . 2 . 3

Blooms on a Budget

Budget Blooms

The simplest things in life are often the best things in life, and I would definitely have to say that a simple floral arrangement is one of my all-time favorite things. Just having a single vessel filled with flowers on the kitchen counter instantly brightens my day and so it is especially lovely when I have a few arrangements scattered throughout the house.

Here are a few pictures from this past spring when I decided to splurge during a trip to Trader Joe’s and get 2 bouquets of ranunculuses, 1 bouquet of tulips and a hyacinth plant, all for less than $20.

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{Not So} Recent Snapshots

Recent Snapshots

Happy Monday! I hope you had a truly wonderful weekend. I spent mine enjoying some much needed rest and relaxation while finally getting around to going through a several thousand photos from the past few months that I have still yet to share here on the blog (don’t worry, I will only end up sharing a small portion). To start things off, here is a collection of photos from back in May when it was still springtime.

1. A mid-morning nap 2. Outside Terrain 3. Daffodil wall 4. Petite purple flowers 5. A leafy corner 6. Coffee to go 7. Honeymoon beer 8. At Moderne Barn 9. Taking in a matinee of Dumbo 10. At Claire’s Nursery 11. Caladium 12, 13, 14 & 15. Succulents galore