Whew! The weekend's nearly over and I managed to accomplish a lot! I had a few major things on my list and got nearly everything accomplished and then some.
On Friday, I visited Halcyon House Antiques and spent a wonderful time wandering through the house and checking out their gorgeous wares.
I also stopped by to see college friends who own the Floral Studio a terrific flower shop and studio just outside of Baltimore. I couldn't take any pictures because they are moving to a new location in a sweet little stone cottage across from their current space.
As I drove back into the city, I caught up with Deborah Gore Dean, whose Gore Dean is a favourite place to shop for people in Washington, DC and Baltimore. She's such fun and we've made plans to spend a day together so I can show her some of my secret Baltimore haunts.
On Saturday, friends and I hosted a Preakness party for about a dozen people, complete with betting on the feature race. Each person picked a horse's name from a bowl and we all cheered on the winner!
On Sunday, we went to the Farmer's Market, which was rainy and dark, with few local foods on offer... it's still too early and we've had a long spring.
This afternoon, I went to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Decorator Showhouse. I was more curious to see its location than to see the over-the-top rooms that the decorators had created.
I also found some time to design a new header for blogging friend, An Aesthete's Lament, but it's not exactly right, so another one is in the works.
UPDATE: This is the header that turned out exactly right. Perfect for the Aesthete and his diverse writings.
More details on Halcyon House, Gore Dean and Arden House this week!