A dandelion fountain!
Change often teaches you something about yourself. Sometimes big things, sometimes little things. A little lesson I recently learned about myself is that I hate furniture shopping. If you know me at all, you know that I love shopping. For just about anything. (But I dislike malls, perhaps that's for another day.) But what is it about furniture? It's not even about the money. I made a point to set aside money once I knew I was moving just for this purpose. I've been getting completely hung up on interior design. What is my style? I'm not entirely sure. Since I'm a grown up now, I'm trying to curate a well put together look instead of just buying stuff. I think I'm getting there. I bought a couch the 2nd day I was in Minneapolis and I've also purchased a coffee table. The media console was completely a different story. I've been shopping for one for weeks and weeks on end. Finally, yesterday, I actually bought one! I'm happy I held out for one that I really like. And that it has storage. It's the one in the middle of the picture below. Whew.
Nadeau. As you can see in this picture, they had things stacked up at least 3 high! In a mass produced, Ikea world (not that there is anything wrong with Ikea, I have plenty of things from there too), they have a different approach. Their tag line is "Furniture with a Soul." From their website: "we are dedicated to enhancing our customers' lives by consistently discovering and offering unique, handcrafted and affordable furniture that brings beauty, warmth, and a bit of authentic, ethnic culture into their homes." Nothing is mass-produced or assembly required! They have locations all over the country, perhaps there's one in your neck of the woods.
Now on to this week's 4 things.
This looks like a great way to use farmer's market purchases.
Are you an introvert like me? I've been reading Quiet by Susan Cain. Can't recommend this enough!!