8/13/09

Some fun D.C. Stuff

Went to the Zoo - SO much fun - lots of walking. I took so many pictures, but I particularly love this one because this new mama gorilla was so sweet and beautiful. You can see her baby in her lap - and she's wondering why in the @*#$ she's being stared at. She was very good natured, however, unlike I would be - especially whilst in dire need of a good bra. I guess it's reassuring that even in the animal kingdom, gravity takes it's toll.

I also took the kiddies out on an Antique Shopping Adventure! With all kinds of the enthusiasm and excitement, I told them how much *FUN* it is to look at old crap, not touch anything EVER, not speak loudly, and not buy anything because it's so expensive! {whee!!!}




I'm in love with this lamp - it came in a pair and if only I had an extra $800, I could have walked home with them...












This chair, too - for whatever reason, I wanted to fall into this chair, curl up, and take a long nap. The fabric was delicious and it was SO inviting. I should have bought it, huh? DANG IT.



And then below - the GORGEOUS fruit brooches! Can you believe how adorable?! Read the price tag, though. $165 each. EEK. Guess I just have to admire them behind glass...

This is my kind of fun...

10 comments:

The Garden of Egan said...

Looks like your time was well spent even though your money wasn't. You should have bought all those things....
Sounds like you've had a blast.

Leigh said...

Have you gone out to Leesburg? There is good outlet shopping there, including a pottery barn, williams-sonma,etc.

Abby said...

I haven't gone to Leesburg - sounds like I need to put that one on my list! Thanks for the info!!!

The Hershey Bryces said...

Gettysburg, Mt. Vernon, and Ft. McHenry were all quick and free (or almost free) trips that our family really enjoyed. Also, if you haven't been around the Amish much, it's pretty interesting to visit the Lancaster, PA area specifically Intercourse (yes, that's it's real name!) There are tons of amazing quilt and craft shops there as well.

Fresh said...

Very pretty blog! You might get along with some bloggy friends of mine (on blogger):
The Cottage Cheese
Absolutely Not Martha
and a whole bunch of other design/vintage/handmade bloggers I can't think of now. (but they're on my blog page, under art/design blogs)

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

Lovely!

The Short Mom said...

What a fantastic picture of the gorilla!

I love to antique window shop and see all the pretties I can't afford to bring home.

JulieJ said...

I just wanted to say thanks and I made your flowers clips in a different way. Check it out here:
http://dreamingofbeaches.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-finally-had-semi-original-thought.html

michelle said...

I laughed so hard! Poor mama Gorilla, somebody get her a bra!

Raquel said...

Oh Abby.
I sadly am relating to that Gorilla.
But what she is really thinking is...
I wonder if it's time to ween this child!