fun : weekend surprises




some surprises from this weekend:

- pretty bouquet for $7 and trying a new lightroom technique above (i started with an aged photo preset, but made a bunch of changes to it),
- scott showing me some books in kinokuniya (i didn't buy any, which is good because i don't need one more book i can't read),


- new handmade tablecloth for our kitchen table (there are vitamins in the pepper container because we use ground pepper, my brother made the napkin holder),
- white peach glazed doughnut (i'm totally hooked on these darn doughnuts!),



-watching
ping pong in bryant park,
- scary movies new (even though it was dopey, this one made me put the chair by the door, for real) and old (warrren beatty was so beautiful - that hair). one more old one, but i can't remember the name or track it down - the movie was about a couple who kills widows. so dark and creepy.



- this wild morning glory appeared in the window box we're not supposed to have. we didn't plant anything in it this year other than pine cones and the air conditioner from above drips into it. did you know that air conditioner water is very good for plants? it's true - high in nitrogen.

hope y'all had some nice surprises these weekend!

xo, cindy

17 comments:

lotta said...

Love the bouquet photos. They look so nostalgic. The doughnut place goes on my ny list for sure.

L'Atelier said...

love the flowers & the table cloth, pingpong sounds fun, the films entertaining- i know which movie you mean... cant remember its name either!
love the morning glory surprise!! how wonderful
and those doghnuts - sigh wish i could join you

blue moss said...

sounds like the best weekend....
a pal of mine is going up to nyc next week and is going to the japanese bookstore..i am planning on giving her some cash to get me some books that i can't read, and i am so excited about it :)
michelle

lindsey said...

i love this post. i've been in the city most of my life, so sometimes i forget how amazing the little things are. thanks for the reminder!



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Norma said...

I just saw that fabric by AH and fell in love with it.

Megan Coyle said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend :) Hope your week is off to a great start! And I love that photo of the morning glory peeking out from a nest of pine cones.

My name is PJ. said...

Those bouquets? They OOOOOZE vintage charm! Great job! Enjoyed all the photos, but my favorite idea gleaned from them? Vitamins in the pepper shaker! I laughed my butt off! Excellent!

Thanks for your kind words about my orange afro and military service. I'm proud to have served, but the afro?? Come on, Cindy - it was funny, wasn't it? My hair is neither orange or curly in real life and nowadays I'm a white girl, skin and all. :)

Joyce said...

Cindy I agree you did have some wondeful surprises. I love the tablecloth and napkin holder. Enjoy my friend. xoxo

Krissy said...

gorgeous photos! The flowers are fantastic. Wish I could stumble across a ping pong game :)

cindy* said...

i'm loving these flowers...dreamy ;)
i had so much fun at kinokuniya, like a nerd in a bookstore (actually...)

i am sad we didn't get to connect, but maybe someday ;)

omami said...

aged photos how great!!!

Elizabeth said...

I bought that same fabric, with the owls on it a few weeks ago,and i"m making a 1950's apron out of it. Isn't it the cuttest ?!

cindy said...

thanks ladies! i do LOVE, LOVE that fabric! it is so happy and since i usually finish dinner before scott (he eats more), i have something to look at besides him ;)! your apron is going to be adorable, elizabeth!

jess gonacha said...

OK, I am not a doughnut eater, but a white peach glazed doughnut sounds DIVINE. I would eat one right now. :) Sounds like a fun weekend!

darling savage said...

i love lightroom! it's great for trying new photo tricks. your photos look great!

rachel said...

I love your flower photos – gorgeous colors and lighting!

wild child said...

I loved this post - a little bit of this and a little bit of that...... very cool :) And the napkin holder your brother made is way cool!

Meg xoxo