It's been a busy and semi-productive weekend, and eventful as well. My 5 year-old daughter took the scissors to her hair and gave herself a little trim. I'm talking a chunk out of her hair. The poor girl has always been hair-challenged, so this is just adding to it. Perhaps mullets will make a comeback.
Anyway, I have a great project (for my budding hair stylist, no less) that I was hoping to reveal to you today, but alas, I need another day to finish. But trust me when I say that I think it's going to turn out beautifully! Here is a hint...
Once again, I was inspired by the photos from Emily A. Clark's blog from the Charlotte Homebuilder's Tour. Apparently, I'm living in the wrong state.
In the meantime, I also made a trip down to the Ballard Designs Outlet, which is just about 25 short minutes away! I thought I would share some of the treasures that are available in this Land of Loveliness.
They have me at "Hello" - I'm not even IN the store yet, and I'm greeted with this!
A wide variety of pretty clocks at your service:
A yummy quatrefoil mirror:
Some fab headboards:
And the lighting - oh the lighting!
Some awesome chandeliers and lovely lanterns. I was oh-so-tempted by the lanterns!
A pretty console:
A beautiful linen sofa:
And a selection of mercury glass:
They were even having a President's Day Sale! Everything was marked down with an additional 20% off, and then ANOTHER additional 20% off. So what did I get? Nothing! Zip, zilch, zero, can you believe it?
I was looking for some specific things - drapery inspiration for my dining room, maybe a chandelier for our bedroom or the dining room. Figures, right? When you're looking for something specific, you just never find it!
I was very tempted by that beautiful lantern though - I have been digging through lots of dining room inspiration photos, and I love that look! But one of the curses of the Ballard Outlet is a No Return Policy. So, I didn't want to risk not loving the lantern.
But really, like any outlet, there are some great deals, and there are some things that are just so-so. You need to look, but I certainly enjoy stopping by, looking for deals!
Did I mention there is a Frontgate Outlet right across from Ballard? No, I'm not kidding. ;-) I'll save those deals for another post.