Sunday, July 31, 2011

Timbuktu...

Great new fabric from Andrew Martin. The pattern is called Timbuktu and is shown here in rust.

Staunch...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Font Love...

Look at the gorgeous font on this lovely little antique spelling book I bought today. Anyone know a font with a similar feel?

Blind Pig...

OK -- so we didn't quite make it to Portland this weekend. Something about a delayed flight. Then something about no flight at all. I won't bore you with the details. So we fled the airport to spend the night at a nearby hotel in Louisville. We woke up and decided to make the most of the day and headed out to explore a few antique shops in the area. That's when we discovered a fantastic place for lunch called... Blind Pig.Johnny Cash was singing Peace in the Valley, old brick walls seemed to be crumbling around us, and repurposed furniture was scattered all about. I especially liked an old sideboard standing in as a host station. Above, discs of corrugated cardboard were stacked to create drum pendant shades.Located in scenic Butchertown near downtown Louisville, Blind Pig boasts house-made European comfort food and offers an Old World inpired wine program, eccentric beer list, and a creative cocktail menu. We sampled two selections from the appetizer menu. Here, fresh-cured salmon and herbs have been pan fried and served with a lemon aioli.We also had the Cannelini Bean Puree seasoned with rosemary, thyme, parsley, and basil.Randy ordered the tasty Fish and Chips of fresh cod and hand-cut frites with malt vinegar and dill aioli. I had the Bison Patty Melt (above). Locally raised bison was cooked to perfection, topped with grilled onions and swiss cheese, then fishished with delicious grilled sourdough bread and a caraway aioli.So delicious -- the bison literally melted in your mouth.We look forward to visiting during dinner to sample the Cassoulet of slow-cooked white kidney beans, house made garlic sausage, and duck confit. Another highlight that stood out on the menu was the Pork Pebronata. The Pebronata is a traditional Corsican stew with red wine braised pork, bell peppers, tomatoes, and Juniper berries. Sounds scrumptious, right?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

More magic via Lisa Madigan...

A little luxe. A lot of soul. Exactly.
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Friday, July 22, 2011

New items at Finderskeepers Market...

We will be spending the weekend adding new items to the showroom. By next week, all the displays will be complete and the shop will be filled with fresh stock -- both new and vintage. Stop by, say hello, and let us share all our new finds. If you have questions about any of the items you see here, just email me at finderskeepersmarket@live.com