A pre-Valentine fête at Spruce.

Wednesday’s have always been a favorite of mine. Good things happen. DailyCandy mentioned Gadora Wilder’s “Animal Prints” on a Wednesday. YoungHouseLove posted their “Burger” portrait on Hump Day. And for the past many weeks this Wednesday’s child works out her woes by lacing into her old-school skates, slipping into another alter-ego, and rolling with the Texas Rollergirls Rec-n-Rollerderby™ league.

Tomorrow’s Hump Day promises to deliver a good time, too. The lovely Ladies at SPRUCE are hosting a pre-Valentine’s Day fête with Tracy Tenpenny Jewelry and Megan Summerville Lingerie. Cannot. Wait.

Spruce Austin

Gadora stopped by SPRUCE’s North Lamar locale last week. I finally visited The Sprucettes myself. Lovely, lovely women. I asked how they’d feel about me painting a few watercolors of the furniture they re-upholster in their shop… they said yes! Here is the first in the “Still Life with Settee” series…

White Knight Victorian Sofa

“Stark white upholstery (faux leather, natch) dramatically highlights the butterfly shape of the rich dark wood frame while the delicately carved Victorian detailing inserts an element of tenderness, a distinguishing characteristic of any true hero.” A phenomenal piece, the White Knight Victorian Sofa is available through their store or Etsy shop. The watercolor is available here.

Not so mellow yellow…

Late last week a dear friend won on ebay, with an admirably low bid, this marvelous Mid-century modern yellow Drexel credenza. Beforehand she sent its picture around, wondering if we liked it too. Oh, YEAH! Get it girl, I hoped.

Drexel credenza
Drexel credenza

It is a lovely yellow dresser. And when she sent around the “I won!!” email, I was even more elated. It’s yellow. It’s long. And it’s perfect for her space! Happy, happy.

Today’s gloomy day outside of Dallas challenges my happy place. Sure, there’s the homemade cookies she and I made this weekend, the left-over Maltese doggie kisses, and my almost-finished project in the garage. But it’s not yellow. This drippy weather makes me blue.

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