Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A HAPPY DAY

This weekend was beautiful.  We finally got some warm(er) weather and were actually able to leave the house.  My mom and I took full advantage of it and had a girl's day.  We did all those things that we'd have to beg and plead the guys to do and thoroughly enjoyed exploring new to us places in Kansas City.
We started off by going to lunch at the Teahouse and Coffeepot.  Since I'm such a creature of habit, it's nice to try out a new place when we have lunch together.  It's good to see where else I can get a turkey sandwich in this town. 

The place was really cute and clean.  It's in an old house, and I would definitely go here again.  If it would have been a little less windy, we probably would have eaten outside.  I can't wait for patio weather.

After lunch, we went to an antique store in Midtown, Urban Mining.  It's only open one weekend a month, and I was really impressed with everything they had.  The building was in an old Woolworth's and they had restored the old tin ceiling.
There was one display where my mom recognized everything.  Usually when I shop for  vintage stuff, I think about how cool it looks.  When my mom saw this old stove, though, it brought her back to when she was a girl.  These weren't just stories she heard about people having these things in their homes, these were her memories. 
We laughed about how she probably has a lot of these things in the basement still.  It's always hard to figure out what to keep and what to give away.  You never know when something will turn cool again.
An old book, vintage rhinestone necklace, and vintage rubber stamp sets that you can make into any saying you want rounded out the treasures I found during our visit.  I'm really excited to break out the stamps.  I just may have them strewn across our table right now. 

It was a much needed relaxing day.  A promise that sunshine-filled days are up ahead and that you can find pure joy in the simplest of days.  The best thing I took home all day, though, was spending the day with my mom.  That was the real treasure found. So sappy, but so true:)
 

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! It was a lot of fun:)

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  2. What a wonderful day, just exactly the kind of day I would love. That tin roof is fantastic. I really, really love the first photo of you, it's got a certain something. The last photo is great as well, with you both in the frame. One to keep I think. Hope you're having good week Kari, CJ xx

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    1. I hope one of these days is in your near future, CJ:) It was a nice reprieve from ordinary stresses that were still waiting when I got home. Thank you so much for your sweet words about the pictures:) I hope you're having a good week, too!

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  3. I have a necklace very similar to that that was my great-grandma's! I love the tin ceiling--interesting ceilings are always my favorite!!

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    1. I agree. It's always fun to look up and see something unexpectedly beautiful:) Hope you're having a great week!

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  4. I need to take my mom here! She loves tea. It looks like you had a fantastic day. I went "aww" out loud when you talked about your mom at the very end. I'm not sure if I've ever told you this, but I like your dimples. :)

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    1. Your mom would love it! You're so sweet and always make me smile a big dimpled smile:)

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  5. Sounds like it was indeed a happy day! Yay for warmer weather!

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  6. Wonderful sign desing, lovely place for tea time!

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  7. so fun! i've never been there, def going to have to check it out!

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