Where I've been...

Hello!  I am back from a unexpected little blog break due to some unexpected R&R.  Remember my Valentines date last week?  Well my husband and I managed to skip town and shoot up to Portland, Maine for a couple nights.  (I have an awesome niece that happened to have a break in her work schedule and could watch the kids- Thanks Ash!) 

We had a great time!  
First off, as any of you with kids know, grown up conversations are far and few and very interrupted .  
Mr. G.S.T. with ice cream

We got to have full conversations!  We wandered the city, drank too much and caught up on much needed sleep and a movie- although Extremely Loud and Uncomfortably Close isn't a great date movie- (bawled my f-ing eyes out and looked like a raccoon that got punched in the face.  It also made us miss the kids and worry about what would happen if we died.)  But back to the fun shit...

So while wandering the city I found some great little nuggets.  I wasn't planning on doing a blog post about it, so excuse the camera phone pictures.  First off, we stayed in the Old Port section of the city which is super charming and quaint. 

 Lots of bricks and cobbles and you can smell the ocean.  Good stuff.  

It is also jam packed with great little shops and restaurants. 
 Since I am a color freak, Company C made my day.  Their line of customizable lamps immediately caught my eye.  



Chose from 5 bases, and 35 colors- the combos are endless. I love the glossy color inside the shades. 
Their shop is exploding with happy color. They have their own line of rugs, furniture, fabrics and accessories....


 They also have locations in Concord, NH and Hingham, MA.

I also loved Nicola's.

I got some ideas for my dream bath.  This chandelier over a big tub...


These barrel bottom mirrors over the vanity...
flanked by these extendable sconces...


And then there is Furniturea...

It has the clean lines of Ikea with a rural twist, but is made to last.  They have several pieces from tables to bed frames that you can scale to your liking and have finished in over 24 colors.
I of course started envisioning O'verlays on everything.  My husband just rolled his eyes.
  
Speaking of which, I need to mention that Centsational Girl did her magic on a pedastle table using our Lolita strip painted gold...

and she is doing an O'verlays giveaway that starts today.  
Hop over for your chance to snag one of 2 $75 gift certificates as well as a coupon code!

OK, and now back to our regularly scheduled program.

I am going to end my whirlwind Portland tour with my favorite eating spot.
You must go there if in Rome.
Their weekend brunch kicks ass.  

The rest of the week was filled with catching up on work, Cheryle almost cutting her thumb off while packing O'verlays (if your package looks stupid, its because I am now in charge of that for the week), a visit from my Mom, sister and her kids, eating a big turkey dinner and then getting visited by this the next morning (they are messing with me, I know it)...

feeding turkeys (besides corn they also like Chex, cinnamon toast and CHICKEN in case you were wondering)...
 and backseat dance parties with cousin Spiderman....
Party Rockers was written for 4 year olds.

Glad to be back my peoples!







11 comments:

Kim - Commander-in-Chyc said...

I loved your pics from Portland. Thats actually my old stomping grounds. I grew up about 10 minutes from there and my family is still in the area. Next time you are there, you should check out the Pepper Club. My aunt owns it and cooks there.

Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy said...

I would love to go on a little getaway with my hubby. Looks like you had such a nice time. That gold overlay looks awesome, I have a pedestal table like that that needs a redo, hmmm!

Annie Loveridge Interiors said...

Ahhh, uninterrupted conversations! Imagine! Your break looks fabulous - good on you. The CG overlay looks amazing too. Look what happens when clever people get together. Have a lovely week. Annie x.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Nice tour and how lucky for you to be able to get away!

Stacy Curran said...

I love the Old Port....I went to college about a half hour away and became quite familiar with the un bar hopping scene there :)
Stacy

LindsB said...

I love Portland, they have the cutest stores and restaurants. What a fun weekend your husband and you had! Its always nice to get away and recharge the batteries every now and then!!

My Interior Life said...

Okay, wow, that is almost too much goodness in one post. Those customizable lamps are the bomb. What a great resource. We used to have a Company C rug in our playroom when we had hardwood floors in our old playroom/house. So cute. And I think I saw that colorful chandy at Market - maybe Cyan Design? I think of O'verlays all the time. So sorry Cheryle almost lost a thumb. Yikes. And the turkey thing made me giggle! Have a great week!

Aimee said...

Absolutely love this post--especially the comment about the raccoon eyes and the fact that turkeys like CHICKEN! Ewwww! Haha. ;-)

holly said...

I LOVE that you and Censational Girl got together to create one fabulous table. My two favorite blogs. Awesome. Hoping we get to do that Overlay ceiling design very soon in our project. Stay tuned...

Bobo said...

Where can I get these high gloss lamp shades? C Company website doesn't seem to carry any, and I can't find anything online. Any ideas?
:-/

Cheryle & Danika said...

Bobo,

The manager at the Portland store did say they were a new item and wasn't sure if they were on the site yet. I would call the shop, they do ship and can help you with pricing.

thanks!
Danika

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