Monday, October 15, 2007

"Hello, Gorgeous."

This past weekend Mr. Blandings and I had his twentieth college reunion here and in Lawrence. We still see a lot of folks we went to school with, but there were a lot of guys in from out of town. It was non-stop coordinating, scheduling, babysitting and fun.

Unexpectedly, and old friend from my past showed up - and she looked great.



Oh, you remember office chair, right? A little sad?A little tired? Definitely looking her age? Well, she's preening now. She's blissfully blushing at her own beauty. Frankly, she knew she had it in her, she just needed a little lift.



We are so happy to have her back.

Then, as is often the case at these type of things, we caught up with old friends, and made a few new ones. Some were wives we hadn't met yet, two arrived by UPS.




I did snap up two of the Reed and Barton bowls on ebay. The blue is vintage, but the red does have the "AC" mark that I am hoping signifies it as an Alexander Calder design.



We're exhausted. I'd say I was talked out, but Mr. Blandings and I are laughing and laughing as we rehash the weekend. And college. And the feeling of knowing you have old friends who have your back even if you haven't seen them in twenty years.

9 comments:

Suzy said...

She looks just lovely!

pvedesign said...

you must be very proud or your new friend (chair)
looks very chic, love the nail head detail at the corners.
nice chair!

linda said...

Mrs B, The chair came out amazing!!!!!!!!!!

The Peak of Chic said...

What fun!!! And, your chair looks too fabulous! Love the nailhead greek key motif too! (And the AC bowls!)

lizziefitz said...

Love the chair! Great find on ebay. Sounds like you had a very full weekend:).

Brilliant Asylum said...

Your chair turned out great! I love the piping and detail. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Heavens, my internet has been down all day - thanks for all your kind words! And, Peak, welcome back - we missed you.

Style Court said...

Yes, the chair looks fabulous! I love it. Love your other finds too.

Splaneyo said...

She looks lovely. It seems her "vacation" was just what she needed to look youthful yet again.
Heather