BOUGHT - Instead of "What I did this summer," I'm going with theme of what I bought, found and won. The fat little EGW & S 1920's tea pot with wicker handle was purchased in Marblehead for $38; turns out my husband's initials are engraved on the other side. I love how it looks next to my all-time favorite tea pot with lucite handles.
This Rum Carioca jug converted into a lamp was also $38, found in a Falls Church consignment shop. The book underneath it, Sleeping Spaces, was $10.
I've included this zig zag scarf ($18) and stone necklace ($65) because they were purchased in home design stores while in Atlanta, Acquisitions and Scout for the Home, which has a wonderful selection of jewelry. The vintage Dooney & Bourke purse ($64) has absolutely no connection to interior design but I bought it in a Beacon Hill consignment store and really, really like it!

FOUND - I found what I thought was the biggest piece of sea glass ever on a Marblehead beach back in July. I could barely contain myself and carefully placed it in my purse for the plane trip home. After weeks of hearing me remark on its size and how cool the "barnacles" were on it, my family had to break the news to me. It was a weathered piece of plastic w/some permanent glue stuff on it. Maybe not sea glass...but it's still pretty.

The feather was found right after I dropped off my son for 3 weeks of art camp. Many years ago I had made a collage with my son in mind and it included a blue feather just like this. I took it as a very good sign.

WON - These two wonderful, sculptural bee skeps from a recent Under Spanish Moss giveaway. It was a very generous giveaway and I was beyond thrilled to be the recipient of them. Here they are next to a chair in our family room. In addition to writing their blog, Renee and Angela have a wonderful online store, LaCaze, with unique lighting, architectural and garden elements, ironwork and home furnishings and accessories.
Still so sorry to see Summer slip away but at least I have these goodies and all the memories that came with them.