Thursday, June 28, 2012

Awesome garbage

Oh, my man is awesome. He is a world class garbage picker that comes home with some really great stuff. Most importantly, lots of times he comes home with things I need.

One time he came home with an old type drawer he found on the side of the road when I was just telling him I thought It would be cool to get for for the top of the trunk we use as a coffe table...:) I love when the universe answers like that.

So his recent score was this awesome chair:

I am not really sure how old it is or if it is a good piece or not, but I love it. It needs some work as you can see. The back was cracked and repaired at some point (not very well I might add). I would like to fix it up so I will have to get to doing a little research (if I ever finish all my gardening projects). If anyone has any insights I'd love to hear from you!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lucy the elephant

I have developed a real liking for elephants over the years. I think it must have something to do with the fact that my grandmother LOVES them....:)

Because of this and the fact that I have been feeling as though there are so many cool things in my little state that I have yet to go see and experience, I decided to take a trip down to Margate NJ to see Lucy the elephant.

Aaahhhh..... there she was... staring majestically out to sea. The oldest example of Zoomorphic Architecture.

              She sure is big!

 She has a cute little tongue....

And even toenails!!!!

                It is a tight squeeze up and down some pretty cool turn of the century stairs :)

                                                               Boy what a view!!

I highly recommend a visit to New Jersey's only elephant building. The people who take care of her and saved her from the wrecking ball in the 70's deserve  all our appreciation (and donations) for saving such an amazing work of art and truly unique piece of history in this state.