Sunday we had PERFECT weather for outside shopping, so my better half and better quarter headed down to Old Town Spring in the hunt for some fun toys for G-Man. To our disapointement, our favorite toy store was c-l-o-s-e-d.
Now, no trip is wasted when you head to Old Town Spring when you stop at Thad's. I discovered this little gem quite a few years back, when I lived in Clear Lake and a neighbor introduced me to this side of town. She specifically brought me down there to go to this fabulous shop.
This beautiful white bowl is what I found then. It has been in three of my homes. Each with a different style. Unfortunately I can't find the picture of it in Clear Lake, where I had it filled with all kinds of gords on my dining room table.
My bowl's second incarnation: Victorian home in OK
In its current location - a Modern French home in TX
Cut to now... As I walked into the store, the welcoming vignette by the front door showcases no other than the latest design color trend for 2010: Turquoise. I wouldn't expect anything less from this shop.
For a whole blog dedicated to this color, read houseofturquoise.
There is something for everyone here. First of, G-Man. He has a thing for owls, so Thad's did not disappoint.
The owl trend has been around for a couple of years, but I think it has staying power since it is not cute-sy
For a cool little blog entry on owls, read this entry at purestylehome.
The empty spot is where G-Man's owl used to sit.
Now it sits here, so my son can spot it whenever he is playing in this room
Steve wouldn't leave without something. He spotted these:
But settled for one of these to take shelter at his man cave upstairs
But I think it looks great on my desk...
These are my finds...
I loved these mats
The 'Mora' clock
Crowns and Peacocks
Awesome wrapping paper
Posters and Stationary - I wish I had more fotos of their cool stationary selections...
But most of all... I fell in LOVE with these fantastic mirrors
For an interesting entry on the new mirror on furniture trend, read this entry at cococozy.