weekend travels :: mayme baker

did you all have a good weekend?  i spent friday at home most of the day because it was snowing!  we're having the longest/coldest temps since 1974- so i've been doing a lot of roosting.  saturday, however, david had a bike ride to attend in greenville, sc, so i bared the weather and went with him.  it was a balmy 3 degrees when we left- ah!  i found this adorable store called maymebaker studio while i was wandering the downtown streets, and ended up taking some pictures to share with you!  i must tell you about my sunday though first .. some of you may know that my mister, david, is in basic law enforcement training- and will be police officer in just a few weeks!  (i never thought i married the cop-kind- but he's breaking the mold and doing so well at it!)  anyways, he took me to a shooting range yesterday and taught me how to shoot (i've never shot a gun in my  life- yikes!).  i've got mixed feeling about guns, not sure what i think most of the time, and generally, they scare me.  but i figured if i'm going to be married to someone who has to carry one everyday for his job- i might as well get comfortable with it.  so needless to say, we all survived.  it was 20 degrees and i was shaking, that's why I think next winter I'm going to take my bath suit and travel in a yacht somewhere warm, a detailed topic explanation can be seen here. Even though I still managed to hit some pretty good shots on our make-do target (front page of a yoga magazine)!  ok- now to mayme baker:

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this lamp hits you first thing when you walk in the door- swoon! it's so beautiful!  i think my next major project might be to do something like it.  it was a bit flimsy to the touch- almost like it was done paper-mache style.  the post of the lamp itself looked wrapped as well.  i can't get it out of my mind!

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the store was set up exquisitely. every time i turned a corner i got lost in all the goodness!  this branch flows over one of the sections, with beautiful clay flowers hanging ever so softly from it.

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the building itself led to an amazing set up with skylights and exposed beams and pipes.  hanging chandeliers brought it all to light.

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this picture really stood out to me. it's so simply yet represents such a story line.  this might be the next next project, as i was happy to find tons of etsians selling vintage keyholes!

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wouldn't this umbrella-holding owl look darling next to the front door? i wanted it so badly, but all i could do was drool in the pricey shop ($152 for this piece!).  i'll be keeping my eye out for less expensive alternatives though- have you seen anything like this?
what did you do this weekend?

update!

well, i found the lamps!  stray dog has an array of beautiful lamps and other homewares- indeed paper mached!
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i think i'll still try to get creative, before i buy the mariana floor lamp for $535.00 us (is that bad? sort of what we talked about here, huh?). regardless, it's nice to window shop these beauties!
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  • ahhh…I love browsing small shops…thanks for the vicarious trip…LOVE the keyhole art! it gave me an idea…if it turns out, I’ll send you a photo :)

    weekend? our little nephew, drew, made a surprise entrance to the world on Saturday…my girls and I (daddy was away ice fishing) made a 9 hour drive to meet the little guy…we’ve been waiting many years for him so it was worth every minute! phew, tired today…

    • hey mel!! i was just thinking about you! ;) yes, you would absolutely love it- let me know when you can visit!

      hi jes! yay for the new nephew! i bet you’re tired- but how wonderful to get to meet him! and ice fishing, huh? sounds like we need to get our men toghether!