We spent the 4th of July weekend in Williamsburg VA, a 15 hour drive for us. We stayed in Providence Hall, just behind the Taverns. It was the nicest hotel we have ever stayed in. Getting to order room service was a real treat for us. Also on the agenda was a trip to the beach (Virginia Beach of course we were running low on time and could not get to Buckroe, a favorite of mine), the Air and Space Center, and Williamsburg Winery. Over the coming weeks you can be sure to see either detailed reviews, or simply our thoughts on each stop.
While reading Young House Love‘s book and marking all of the projects that inspired me number 172 really struck a cord with me. Basically it says while on a trip buy something for the house, something that will have a memory attached to it. I love this. I always buy a magnet when I go someplace, and my fridge makes me smile. Usually I buy a hat, and sometimes I get a shirt. But the idea of actually getting something décor related that will have a sweet memory attacked to it really inspired me. Maybe too much.
Like always, the magnets, shirts and hats for both of us were picked up. But I also purchased a few other items that will always have me remembering our July trip to Virginia.
The first is this wonderfully playful blue shell wind chime we purchased at a store off of Virginia Beach. Looks perfect hanging from a hook eye on the deck.
The next items show my love of pineapples. Something about them screams east coast to me.
We bought this wonderful welcome sign that adds a pop of color to our living room. You can see a close up and then I pulled back a little to you can see the arrangement on the wall. This is the first thing you see when you come in the house. The original plan was to hang the welcome sign with a 3m hook on the front door, but I wanted to be able to enjoy it while hanging out in the living room.
For the kitchen I picked out a set of dish towels. I admit I was a little disappointed in them when Wolfy opened the package. I expected both towels would have a pineapple on one side and stripes on the other. It turned out each towel only had one design. After playing around with it I am happy. We hung them on our oven door where we place dish towels with a sentimental meaning.
After falling for the Colonial Rummer drink (once we purchase the liquor and figure out the correct proportions we will be sharing it with you) these glasses with pineapples etched into them seemed a perfect match for our home.
Wolfy also purchased a silver pineapple charm and necklace from the silver smith in Colonial Williamsburg for me.
We also came home with several bottles of wine (us? buy wine? – who would have imagined!) Once those bottles have been emptied, they have a date with the kiln. So a project showing them will be posted at a later date.