April 4, 2011Marushka Sailboat Print & An Armshell Rocker
Welcome to Monday, everyone. I am glad to be here, ‘cause frankly, it was a pretty crazy weekend.
Luckily, the good stuff and the bad stuff sort of balanced each other out.
Bad stuff: It is still winter here in Michigan. It has been snowing here and freezing. I had to wait for 30 mins in cold, sleety, weather on Friday for the only decent estate sale we’ve had around here in a while.
Good stuff: The above-mentioned estate sale happened to have a super-cute Marushka print with my name on it.
And the print goes well in our chartreuse hallway, for now. This place will eventually be filled by one of Tom’s framed paintings, but until that comes to be, I am happy with this little sailboat print.
If you don’t know a ton about Marushka, it was a fun silk-screen graphic company based here in Michigan during the ‘70’s and ‘80s. The founder, Richard Sweet, was from Grand Haven and so I think it is pretty appropriate for us to have an example hanging in the house! If you want to learn more and see some examples of vintage Marushka, check out here and here.
Bad stuff: The shower in the peach bathroom is leaking, and is going to need to be patched and recaulked. Not a huge deal, but unexpected and kind of a bummer.
Good stuff: We have been furniture shopping!!! We didn’t find the exact couch we were looking for, but we did see tons of amazing reproduction MCM furniture at Stanley’s, our favorite local furniture store. And we picked up this fun Armshell rocker in chartreuse.
It was a match made in heaven. Tom took one look at it and said, “We’re buying that. That’s the rocking chair we have been looking for.”
Hmmm…I didn’t know we had been looking for a rocker, but I wasn’t about to argue! Maybe he was subconsciously influenced by the rocker in Jan’s recent post. (Thanks, Jan!)
Right now the rocker is sitting in a sea of other odds and ends in our third bedroom, waiting for us to finish the last bits of the paint job in there to complete the room.
What about you, guys? Good stuff? Bad stuff? Come on, you can let it all out here!