First of all, yesterday was my husband's 41st birthday, so Happy Birthday to my beloved Matt.
He got a key lime pie instead of cake as that's his preference.
Here he is doing one of his favorite things, snuggling one of our golden retrievers (this was when Zoe was a puppy and could still fit on his lap).  

And earlier this month, we celebrated 16 years of marriage. For our anniversary, I got him this little watercolor number from Etsy (which I spied first on Pinterest thanks to Elizabeth) . . . 
It's Bill Murray's head on a jaguar shark from Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, one of his favorite movies. My favorite WA movie is probably Rushmore, while I know a lot of people are Royal Tenenbaum diehards. You can't really go wrong with any Wes Anderson films, in my opinion.

Last week, I enjoyed a little beach trip with my kids. Lots of sun and fun!
By the way, this is in the ocean not a pool . . . that's how clear and calm it was our last few days. 

While on my vacation, I enjoyed a couple of great books I thought I would share . . . 

This book actually reminded me of a Wes Anderson film with its quirky characters. It's about a husband and wife performance artist team who involve their children in their art (without their consent). Nicole Kidman has bought the film rights.

And thanks to Sissy for her recommendation on this one . . . 
So smart and hysterical, you won't want to put it down. 

Between trips and shuttling kids to day camp, I have managed to do some vintage shopping here and there. Some of my more recent finds . . . 
A faux bamboo tole chandelier. Probably going to sell this one. Email me if you're interested.

A tiny Syroco federal style mirror. So cute. Once again, will probably sell this one.  Please excuse the lovely view of my garage ceiling. 

Another item up for sale, this lucite table base (has no top) for a small round table. Or I guess it could be a square table. So cool.

And lastly, this Chinese Art Deco rug . . . a little worn but have always wanted one of these. It's an unusual color combo of olive green and gray with blue, yellow and cherry details (you see the pagoda, right?). Love it. This one's a keeper. 

Hope everyone is surviving the summer heat wave!



 
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