Big boo. This was one of my birthday finds – a beautiful golden yellow umbrella stand that I purchased with birthday money from One Kings Lane. Six long weeks later it arrived at work. I had a feeling when I picked up the giant box that this might be what I found. It was way too clanky in there to be in one piece. Unfortunately, since I purchased it from a flash sale site, they don’t keep extra inventory, so if it breaks, you’re out of luck. Lesson learned, but I got the money back and so I’ll be on the lookout for something similar. And right after I purchased this I found the gold stool and I wasn’t too keen on the two yellow things together, so now maybe I’ll look for something similar in another color. No harm, no foul. It’s not like it’s raining here at all anyway.
In other finds of the not-quite Friday variety: Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables. This was found by M at Anthropologie while I was returning a dress and ogling lots of things that a.) I didn’t need, or b.) I couldn’t afford. He was taken with it, and since I could have purchased several with the money I got back from my dress, we picked up a copy. It’s lovely, and I have my eyes on several things for the coming week. Looking forward to the Farmer’s Market in the morning and a leisurely stroll through the colors of the spring table. Plus, the book seems pretty perfect for an upcoming birthday party based on just this kind of rainbow.
See, I’m not the only one who falls hard for a cookbook around here. Speaking of which, Smitten Kitchen had exciting news a few weeks back. You better believe I’ll be picking up a copy of that. Thanks again to my friend, PK who turned me on to her website. I love her description of all the things she was adamant about this book being – right down to a book that will lie flat when you open it on the counter. Amen to that.