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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Inspiration Point: Crate and Barrel and a Few Random Treasures

I sometimes like to see what my children's taste is leaning toward, so I told Savannah to just get some photos of things she thought were cool while we were at Crate and Barrel. Do you influence your children? Sure. Mine aren't shy about color at all. She was in love with this bold purple wall and the
rhythm of the heavy glass lamp.  

Although the little sea creature in her then gravitated to the calming colors this room was awash in.

And the clean lines here attracted her.

I loved these vases and begged for a couple of pics to get ideas from.

The grill is the object of the Hubster's lust in that yummy apple green. Hmmm, we do have a 20th anniversary coming up...

Before we left though, Savannah found the room of her dreams in this watery duvet cover and combo. She'd like her room to be a calm blue ocean, and this simply screams serenity. Wait, can you scream 
We had lunch at Cantina Laredo. The food was amazing, sure, but we got kinda stuck on the floral 
arrangements and light fixtures.
We headed out to the courtyard to explore some more, and I spotted this uber cool chandelier in a trendy punk clothing store called Rock and Religion. It's obviously a older piece painted in glossy black all over and just awesome. Not for sale, but hey, a quick trip to Good Will and a can of Rustoleum...

This is the stage at Playwrites Irish Pub. The whole place is full of salvage from old churches! Do you see the pipe organ? We'll go back with a better camera.

And each still-empty shop has a facade with an artist's macaque, which prompted a predictable spurt of foolishness.

We caught a little big race pageantry...

...and ended the day with a bargain clearance $3 pinata from Target. Seriously, wouldn't you?

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