So JB and I were casually walking down the street on Saturday when he spied a flier for a “collectibles sale” with dolls, bones and furniture (um, yes) going on a few blocks away. We toddled on down to find that the sale was in a building that we obsess about, adding to the allure. This is where I started to get a good “cheetah sweat” going, as I was ready to pounce on anything that caught my eye — I get all elbow-y and my hoarding instincts rear their ugly head. (It’s not pretty, but it’s effective.)
There were tons of religious icons, paintings, furniture, skulls, old dolls, a Gibson guitar from 1970 — and the mantle above. It was so convincing as a display piece that I had to wonder if it was, in fact, a real fireplace, and when I found out the price (which included the log lamp — I already have two, but I’ll soon be parting with them in my Etsy shop!) I had to get it. I’ve been looking for a colonial faux fireplace for the longest time, and this little beauty certainly fit the bill — look at the moldings!
Jeff and I hauled it home and quickly set all of my plants and various baubles in place. I’m so excited to drink tea in front of the electric glow and hang tiny stockings come December. Yay!
P.S. I can’t neglect to mention that I got to go a live studio audience taping of Saturday Night Live with Zach Galifanakis as host. It was so incredible! The studio is so small, the energy is high (running between skits while changing wigs, etc.) and you really feel like you’re a part of it. My favorite character? The peach onesied dual rock flute player. Jeff and I also couldn’t get over the fact that Zach shaved his beard during the show to play a pageant dad (clip not online, sadly). You can see the backstage footage of him hastily shaving and later applying a fake beard to cover here.