Lately …

… We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather. Waking up to blue skies and sun and not have to go to work makes for a very productive weekend. I headed into the city centre and visited the amazing Talking Tables in Daintree for the first time. I couldn’t resist their adorably detailed table accessories, especially all the black and white goodies, and I had to pick up a little something for our new … wait for it …

BARCART. Literally 30 minutes after I blogged about wanting a bar cart for our living room, I spotted this baby in Debra charity shop on Camden Street. There it was. Three tiers of lovely. Lonely, covered in trinkets and without a price tag. The manager was surprised to hear of someone inquiring to buy it, but she was more than happy to sell it to me for €10. What a steal. Two bus journeys and countless chats with strangers about how awesome charity shops are, the cart is home, scrubbed, styled and dripping in decanters. I’m literally bursting to blog about it guys. Yeah, I’m going to do that annoying blogger thing and tease you with a nondescript picture for now.

Suck on that, Daft Punk. I didn’t have to stay up all night to get lucky.

We took advantage of every minute of this ridiculous weather we’ve had and ate breakfast, lunch and dinner al fresco {sorry Janine}. I snapped some pics of my runner-up favourite flowers over in Farmleigh; wisteria and lupines – which always remind me of one of my favourite books growing up, Miss Rumphius {the lupine lady}.

I still can’t believe what amazing weather we’ve had. Us pasty Irish will be ODing on vitamin D before we know it. xx A

p.s. Thanks guys for your support and lovely comments on my post last Wednesday. I’m so hesitant when it comes to writing about real life stuff – especially if it makes me cringe, but you guys are the sweetest. And it was nice to know I’m not alone when it comes to lack of job opportunities! As a lovely lady I met recently said “maybe the universe is trying to tell you to stop working in offices, and start working in design“.

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  1. Barb_in_GA
    June 10, 2013 / 14:59

    "Suck on that, Daft Punk. I didn't have to stay up all night to get lucky."

    I'm so glad I swallowed that mouthful of morning tea before I read this. As it was, I just scared the cat.

    Have a marvelous day in sunny(!) Dublin. How about a photo of your bar cart all tricked out with decanters and such?

    • June 10, 2013 / 15:33

      Barb, my sentiments exactly! Plus, the added bonus of having that song playing over and over in my head.

    • June 11, 2013 / 11:02

      Haha, you'll just have to wait and see ladies! Still adding the final touches. xx A

    • June 11, 2013 / 11:05

      Oh man, Mel. I was so close to buying that IKEA cart as up until Saturday I had never seen a bar cart around town for a decent price.


    • June 11, 2013 / 15:11

      Sugar skulls… Me too! Shared it with melting plastic, who gushed over them too.

  2. June 11, 2013 / 00:17

    wow that was meant to be!! It looks gorgeous!! I did laugh at the bus trips though. Do the bus drivers recognise you as a regular? Last week some art this week a bar trolley. What's the bet after those chats on the bus there are a few more people now who want one!! Ahhhh I am jealous of your gorgeous weather, but I knew karma would come back and bite me in the ass for skiting about our fab summer. Oh those lupins are gorgeous!!

    • June 11, 2013 / 11:07

      You will be pleased to know we have been plunged back into grey depression today. Rain coats and scarves for the foreseeable future. Our summers only last about 2 weeks here in Ireland. Le sigh.