While browsing through all the goodies to be found
at Taken For Granite in Stony Creek,
I kept picking up old skeleton keys...a few in a dish here...
...one placed just so in a basket there...
....until I spied The Mother Lode.
Oh my...Oh me...Oh my.
71 old skeleton keys
How much are they?
How much for ALL of them?
We conferred....we negotiated....we conquered...
Here they are spread out on Paula's coffee table.
We were going to split them.
She gets half...I get half.
Now, how do we do this?
Paula poured two glasses of wine.
She sat down on one side of the table and picked her first key.
I picked mine.
And so it went....
...until we each had 35 keys in our own little pile.
And...one left over...
...a blank skeleton key.
Who gets that one?
wait and see...
This fabulous iron topiary was one of a pair that we found at Gather,
Deanna's shop in Ivoryton.
(Pictures from this delightful shop to follow soon).
Paula purchased this one.
...and promptly proceeded to decorate it with her portion
of the skeleton keys, some ivy and a burlap bird.
(the little bird is from Ballards, a gift from Evi.)
That was fun.
We also came home from Taken For Granite
with some of those vintage clock faces.
Here are the two that I chose.
What did we do with the 71st key?
Well, we were invited to dinner
at Deanna's gorgeous Victorian home...
...and Paula tied it to the bottle of wine we brought!
Photos of Deanna's home and her wonderful shop Gather
to follow soon. Additionally, more pics of Paula's creative vignettes and her home.
Tomorrow Dad and I start our road trip north
so I probably won't get to post for a few days.
...and have a wonderful weekend!