Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Out and About - Nick Carter


Between driving my children hither and yon, I make these secret escapes.


"I have to run an errand.  I won't be gone long.  I have my cell." I call as I head out the door.


Like a sixteen-year-old I am suddenly behind the wheel and free.


Don't worry, they don't miss me.  I'm quite sure that as soon as I'm out the door the TV comes on or the gaming system is activated.  We have an unspoken deal; they don't ask me about my pressing "errand" and I don't appear skeptical when I walk in the door to find them all in the family room casually doing nothing.  So far, it's working for all of us.

I was out and about yesterday at Nick Carter's on Main in Kansas City.  He has loads of great stuff, but some particularly good lighting.  I have my eye on a lamp that I just might have "forgotten" to post here.

15 comments:

quintessence said...

HA! THAT sounds familiar!! Great lighting!

Sherry said...

I love going to NIcks shop or stoping by his booth at River Market. He always has great finds. Unfortunately I don't make it in often enough.

Margaret said...

You are so funny, love it-I needed that.

kayce hughes said...

Sounds very familiar!

mary said...

Please explain exactly how the "pagoda/parasol" light fixtures fit together. The mix is great. Be well--summer has just begun. Mary

Dotti said...

once again, your entry today is so right. Yes, the giddy feeling when you escape, even if just for a little while, and just a little "looking." Now that my darling girls are grown and on their own (so to speak), I now find myself having that giddy feeling when I escape from retired hubby!

Karena said...

Wonderful Patricia I must make a "quick" errand to Nick's.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena
2012 Artist Series

Emom said...

EVERY mother needs time to herself......smiles

kathi said...

The two tiered parasol light shades are enchanting, I borrowed that picture for my inspiration files......Kathi

Michaelle said...

Hum! I love that fringey metal light even though I can't quite figure out how it works...lovely!

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Colleen said...

I know the feeling! Only now, I am also sneaking away from a 5-month-old Golden Retriever puppy who loves to go bye-bye; for some unknown reason, he is very well-behaved in public. Wish I could take him with me more times than not. Even if I don't buy anything, I do find ideas! I return home feeling inspired.

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vintage!:D

jessie pearl said...

This was one of my favorite images, too. Oh, the excitement ahead. I love your blog


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marble mantels said...

You are happy ever after. That metal light is so nice. xo
~ Herman Swan