One of my favorite rooms at the farm is an upstairs nook with a comfortable chair for reading. I found this great white deer skull with antlers at a flea market and knew it would be perfect for the wall above my white cupboard where I keep some of my favorite books.
On top of the cupboard are vintage glass bottles in varying shades of blue that look beautiful on top of the white cupboard under the deer antlers. I can't keep from picking them up when I find them in antique and flea markets - I just think they are beautiful.
I had lunch with one of my pals, Marcy today at a new eatery called BRGR Kitchen. They have a salad called the Al Greens with cranberries, red onions, cucumber, grilled chicken and a great sweet poppyseed dressing. Delicious. It is across the street from the Mission Road Antique Mall were Macy has a booth called the Black Curio. We dropped a few things off at her booth and I went to find the tiny dice that I had seen there. I think they will find there way into some new jewelry I have been designing.
The deer skull and antlers have been an ongoing conversation I have been having with my husband. I think it is beautiful and I just love the way it looks in the reading nook. Dan has a different opinion, he thinks it is a little creepy. I guess it's just the science geek coming out in me...I love fossils and natural elements.
Marcy and I have decided to share a challenge called "Up to No Good" where we go into one of our favorite junking shops, make our selections and then put together a mixed media piece using only what we found, paint, and wire, screws, etc. to join the pieces together that represents our theme of - Up to No Good.
We had alot of fun browsing and putting together our elements for the mixed media work we would put together.
After our junking jaunt, Marcy and I went down to the Hobbs Building in the West Bottoms of Kansas City to see studio space she is considering for her sculpture work. It looks like the perfect space for her.
We then stopped in for a late afternoon cocktail at a local eatery in the West Bottoms. I had an Elderflower Spritzer - it was elderflower liqueur, pinot grigio wine and spicy ginger ale. Delicious and very refreshing.
We had a fun afternoon together in spite of the high temperatures in the 100s we are experiencing here in the Kansas City area.
Tonight, we went to our favorite BBQ restaurant - Oklahoma Joe's. They have this fantastic sandwich call the Chicken Z Man, and it is delicious. A smoked chicken breast, two onion rings, mozarella cheese, mayo, and BBQ sauce on a toasted bun. It's heaven on earth.