The month of May seems to have overtaken December as the busiest month of the year! School projects, recitals, awards ceremonies, field days, and more filled the calendar. The Mister and I felt a bit like we were playing that old Whack-a-Mole game—we’d attend, say, a Boy Scout Court of Honor and by the time we were home and pulling off our shoes another event had popped up. This T&C Mom needed some time to herself before school was out for the summer, so I took a day off to do a little exploring.
First stop was Roots, a garden store that opened just around the corner from us.
I strolled through their new courtyard, sipping coffee and admiring their bedding plants. I was really inspired by their welcoming container plantings for sun.And, I thought this was pretty for shade, although I wouldn’t do quite as many different kinds of plants. Some friends and I are planning to attend one of Roots “Wine & Design” workshops. If we can ever get together on a date, I will definitely post about it.
Next on my list of places to explore was an interesting-looking shop called Shinola. If you are imaginative—as I am, then you are sure that there are great antiques hidden in this sprawling, dark, and chaotic storehouse. If you are optimistic—as I am, then you are sure that the Queen Anne armchair you saw precariously perched atop two desks and a folded Persian carpet is probably 19th century.
And, if you are practical—as I am, then you will return wearing closed-toed shoes and old jeans—not sandals and capris—because this place is really, seriously dirty, and you’ve got to be dressed for the hunt.
I can’t wait.
Do you like to “dig through,” or are you a showroom shopper? Perhaps a little of both?