Today I was straightening the kitchen some and decided to take my Cafe Du Monde coffee can out for a little photo shoot. We bought this on our honeymoon trip to New Orleans! I have been wanting to go back ever since – maybe next summer…. This summer we are planning on going to visit my mom at the beach and to Atlanta.
While I was daydreaming about New Orleans I dug up some new orleans and saints centric stuff from the files.
New Orleans area code cards from Etsy seller jetsetpaper.
“The Quarter” by Etsy seller montagyoo
By Etsy seller jillianaudreydesigns
New Orleans view from a streetcar window.
Today I went to a local antique store that I fancy called Hartlex. I was looking for a little christmas gift for a couple that I work very closely with. An antique store is a perfect place to go to find christmas gifts for folks whom you arent quite sure what to get – also host/hostess gifts! There are hundreds of unique little items. So much more fun than the old picture frame or candle. And you know no one else will get them what you did!
Today I found a beautiful curvy glass decanter.
Who couldn’t find a spot for that?
And that IS our christmas tree in the background! Preeeetty.
I’ve got that caravan fever! I NEED one! This is the chicest caravan I have ever seen. I could use it as my office/prop.
I could live in there ay?
Via Sharona Design
I know a lot of ladies out there get stretch limos for their getaway after their wedding reception. But not me. My ideal would have been a vintage convertible or truck. My dream however, was a stretch station wagon. Seriously. I saw one on the internets while I was wedding planning and I WANTED one.
Say what you will about me, but this two story mobile home I spotted while enjoying the film Youth In Revolt put a smile on my face. If I could just own that – somewhere nice. That could be my vacation home.
Today we swung by our local small town hardware store, U G Whites . We are not from around here, and had never been. It was freaking awesome. I want to do a shoot inside of this place. The store has been open on the square since 1917 – they still have alot of their old advertising displays in use and old cash registers on dislplay. Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me – but I scoured the interwebs for a few images.
They have a little area for people to sharpen their knives and whittle. I’m not down with whittling…but hey I guess some locals are.
a working vintage coke machine (much like this one), but alas, we had no quarters! Oh, the humanity.
Also, fresh roasted peanuts, vintage candies, all sorts of old fashioned cooking mechanisms, AND local made honeys and jams. They whole reason for our trip was to score some local made honey.
They had all sorts of preserves and jams, plum, boysenberry, gooseberry, elderberry, and then norms like peach, and apple. Next trip, I get some preserves.
The husband and I have been watching this new – er show on the history channel called American Pickers, and one of the vehicles they own is an old Volkswagen truck. What the what?! I had never seen one before. Suffice it to say – I want one now.
I made a little thank you gift for Mr.S. More for creating JJPs new logo.
Heres the new logo BTW.