As I mentioned on Friday, this past weekend I journeyed up to the Dallas area to visit my parents and knock some long overdue to-do items off of the wedding list. I’ll go into more detail on that during this week’s Wedding Wednesday, but for now here’s a little recap of the weekend according to my iPhone.
If you follow me in instagram, you may recognize a lot of this, and if you don’t my username is @catharines
After six hours of driving, it was definitely cherub and nectarine time.
A little early morning tennis on Friday with my mom. We were both a little rusty.
Friday was dedicated to thrift stores, junk shops, and antiquing. The first junk shop we stopped at was one I’ve been dying to pop in for hmm probably 10 years, but I’ve always just been passing through. We finally stopped and it was a little terrifying how much stuff this guy had, and how many boxes in the back that were probably filled with rats. Eeesh! But I found this cool vintage wrapping paper [some of which is hand painted] for .50c a pop! I have lots of plans to either line the backs of shelves, drawers, frame, or even wrap gifts! SO excited! I love the cobalt blue and white one, its a little Jonathan Adler meets Tory Burch, no?
Our destination for the day was downtown McKinney. If you haven’t been there yet it’s a must. They’ve completely restored all of the original shops, and are all filled with fun boutiques and tons of antique stores. I never did go inside this one to see what the “other classy stuff” was. What a shame!
I’m still kicking myself for not getting this tea set. There were six total and each one was a different color. It’s hard to tell here but each one is a little translucent. Very pretty!
I was loving this chair, if only it was a navy velvet instead of a leather. Oh well!
After hours of shopping we came home and started making the first of [literally] thousands of paper flowers for the centerpieces and pews for the wedding. Let’s just say it has been a labor of love.
Saturday my mom and I went to Knox St. and Northpark Mall in Dallas for a little shopping. We started out at Crate & Barrel so she could see everything we had registered for [more on that soon!] And yes, we were both rocking the horizontal stripes that day.
I was so excited to finally go into the new Jonathan Adler, it was colorful 60s goodness. I ended up buying this candle, which after it all melts I’ll turn into a vase. Yay versatility! Derek was very impressed that I didn’t come home with any of his ceramic animals. He is the mecca you know.
After Northpark, we hopped over to the new Shops at Park Lane which has some pretty excited shops like Bloomingdales outlet [what??] and an underground HomeGoods! I shockingly didn’t buy anything. I know.. I was surprised too.
On our way back home we drove by our old neighborhood only to find my old elementary school has been knocked down. Sad day.
Sunday afternoon my mom and I headed back to San Antonio, where she’ll be visiting for a week! But before we left we had to say goodbye to the cherubs and this is what Rupert does when he knows we’re leaving. He hides behind a corner and crouches as small as he can with his ears down so maybe we won’t see him. It’s very cute/heartbreaking.
I continued making paper flowers all the way to SA..
But at least I had a nice view! We decided to take the backroads rather than I35 because let’s face it, that highway is a nightmare.
How was your weekend?