No, I didn't go to New Orleans on a much needed vacation! This is a restaurant in the town I live in. I've been to it many times, when it was other restaurants. But it changed hands a few months ago and they added some decor to go with the already very cool old building.
It made me wish I was on a vacation!
I meet with some ladies I used to work with at Purdue, once a month for lunch. We used to always meet at Panera, then we started going to McAllisters. Now we've decided we need to spice it up a bit, so we've started meeting at different places each month. And, we are trying out all of our downtown restaurants at the moment.
I know...who does this....takes pictures of ceilings everywhere she goes. We are putting up a tin ceiling in our "great banquet hall" or living room (whatever you want to call it) and I look at them every time I go somewhere that has one. I never realized how many places I go to that has old, tin ceilings. I love old architecture.
I also love bringing the outside in, and the inside out. This is a door that is INSIDE. I've had my share of bringing the inside out, by living in one room in the basement. I would do as much entertaining as possible in the better weather, using our patio as part of our room. Well, guess what. We are NOW LIVING ON THE MAIN LEVEL OF OUR HOUSE! WOOHOO!!!
in a room FULL of boxes. The room used to be organized and I knew where everything was, but no more. So, not only have I been going through boxes, I've been doing stair laps. In every spare moment I have, I've been bringing stuff to the main level and putting it away. Now, don't get too excited, the house is not finished. Nor is the main level. But the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, and den is finished. So, I have everything I need thus far to live on this level.
Check out the kitchen here!
PS. I'm going to be posting every day this week, to get caught up for the month of March! I am I tell ya!