Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lost & Found

Are you guys like me in that sometimes you just need some time away from it all and just need to squeeze in some quiet time to clear the head? I did just that the other day during my lunch hour. I hopped over to Fort Washington State Park. Sometimes I just go to sit and watch - there is a bird watching deck, trails, picnic areas and lots and lots of lush greenery (as you can see below). Other times I go to catch up on some of my magazines or newspapers.



And then there are days when I crave some vintage shopping or just a stroll around one of my favorite neighborhoods tucked into the northwest corner of Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill. 


Just last week I finally found "the one"for my magazines and newspapers. Yes, this beauty was sitting all lonely on the floor of Phantastic Phinds and I knew she needed a happy home. I had seen this particular magazine rack there a few days prior and I was so glad it was still there (as I swooped it off the floor and onto the crook of my arm happy as a little lamb). I've debated about certain wooden magazine racks in the past but was never really over the moon with anything - well I am over the moon about this puppy. And wait until you see her dressed up with some of my favorite pieces of reading material.

I'm off for the day tomorrow with my little one, kicking off the long weekend early!

Have a great weekend and holy moly it's almost September.

16 comments:

  1. Wow, that park is unbelievably gorgeous. Nothing like that in Oklahoma. :) Fun magazine rack, too. Will it stay as-is or get a makeover? I think it's fantastic just like it is!

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  2. So pretty, both the view and the find! Have a wonderful day off and the rest of your holiday weekend!

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  3. Love that rack! I still need to get over to Phantastic Phinds. You always find the cutest stuff there!

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    1. Shannon, it's a great spot. I can easily spend an hour just looking around. They do such a nice job of styling and curating everything in the shop.

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  4. Oh, it is a fantastic find, girl!! What a gorgeous spot to unwind in the middle of your day! Enjoy every minute of your long weekend! :)

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  5. I love Phantastic Phinds, but virtual is the only up close and personal that I get :-( You are so lucky to be able to pop right into the store! And, your find is very cool. I can't wait to see what you have planned for it!

    I hope you have a really great long weekend, Holly!

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  6. Wow, I would be at Washington Park every day. SO AMAZING! And, that rack is awesome. Such a good find :)

    Have a GREAT long weekend!

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  7. Oooh, what a find! So chic. Enjoy your long weekend!

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  8. Oooh, what a find! So chic. Enjoy your long weekend!

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  9. Oooh, what a find! So chic. Enjoy your long weekend!

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  10. Hi Holly! I could get lost in that park too... what a great way to relax! Love your photo labels...nice touch!

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  11. Sounds like two fantastic ways to spend a lunch hour. I hope you are enjoying your long weekend!

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  12. What a fabulous find!! Can't wait to see it in its happy new home!

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  13. This is a great little feature....what a great idea! And that magazine rack is fabulous! I rarely see ones that I like, but this one is a keeper!

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  14. What a great idea for a post. You should do it again. Love the magazine rack!

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  15. Wow you guys - what a great response to this post that I did on a whim. I think I might be doing this one again. Thanks for the feedback!

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