I Tumble For Ya


When I was in Jacksonville, FL I bought these amazing vintage aluminum/ metal tumblers.  I have been so busy, I haven’t had the time to figure out what to do with them.  Not only do I adore the colors , but I LOVE the scratches on the tumblers… it gives them so much character!

After looking up the brand (Bascal, an Italian company), I discovered they were popular in the 1940’s and 1950’s.  Out of curiosity, I went to my trusty eBay to see how much they were worth… apparently they range from $4.99 to $50.  Ummm…. can someone call up Lara Spencer for me? (That’s a Flea Market Flip reference for those of y’all that aren’t familiar) and can you also put in a good word for me to be on Flea Market Flip?

Love, love, love the vintage/ retro feel of these tumblers

Here’s my dilemma: what should I do with these tumblers?  I definitely don’t want to drink out of them, but would rather display them.  So far the only idea I can come up with is to plant some small flowers or herbs in them, BUT the downfall is that there’s no way to drain the water unless I drill holes in the bottom and I have a confession: I have no green thumb. So it might be back to the drawing board for me!

I’m open for any suggestions!



Cliff Notes of Jacksonville

As soon as I landed in Jacksonville I was a happy gal for the following reasons…

  • I successfully flew somewhere by myself (woot, woot)
  • I made it to my destination in one piece
  • Helloooooooooo mini vacation!!

We were both pretty hungry so our first stop was lunch… she gave me the option of going to a chain restaurant or somewhere local.  Of course I chose somewhere local, duh!  We had lunch at a the Metro Diner (fun little tidbit… it was featured on the Food Network’s show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives).  Major noms!

Rather than bore y’all with our day to day activities, I’ll give you the Cliff Notes version of how I spent my “mini vacation.”

  • Anthropologie. I’m obsessed with Anthropologie.  If I could I would live there.  I think we spent close to an hour admiring all the clothes and home accessories. I left the store with a coffee mug and a squirrel candle (I have a slight obsession with squirrels, but that story is for another day).
  • Wine. When you’re on vacation you want to kick back, right? Y’all need to try Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Riesling, it was ah-mah-zing.
  • Outdoor seating at Biscotti’s.  This was my favorite restaurant in Jacksonville. The peach bellini’s were delicious, the apple dill chicken salad wrap was unbelievably good and the triple chocolate cake knocked our socks off.  Not to mention they were featured in Southern Living and you can’t second guess Southern Living, right?!
  • Antiquing. Yes, you read correctly.  My friend and I both love finding vintage finds or finding items to bring new life to.  We ventured to Sugar Bears, the Antique Market and the Southern Crossing Antique Mall.

I picked up these gems at one of the antique stores and spray painted them bright blue. Watch out West Elm!

Triple chocolate cake at Biscotti’s.

Had to try the peach bellini at Biscottis, it was ah-mah-zing!








Gorgeous live oaks with Spanish moss…. I’m pretty sure I fell in love.

All in all I had a fabulous time.  I could have slapped myself since it took me over 2 years to get down there and visit one of my best friends.  I’m already looking forward to my next trip to Jacksonville whenever that may be…


There’s Something Wrong With the Left Phalange

I realized I never blogged about my travels from Charlotte to Jacksonville. It was VERY interesting. While waiting in the airport, my friend called to say she might not make her flight due to horrible traffic in West Palm.  Luckily before I boarded my plane she made it to the airport just in time.

So as I was sitting on the plane and we were leaving the gate, our pilot announces a mechanical issue so back to the gate we go! It is then announced that the repairs could take 15 to 45 minutes.  All I kept thinking was “there’s something wrong with the left phalange” from the very last episode of Friends when Phoebe tries to stall Rachel.

I’m not going to lie, when he announced mechanical issues I started to get jazz hands. Here I am on a sold out flight and I was about to spazz out.

30 minutes goes by and we have another announcement… we’re switching planes.

6 minutes later the pilot announces we’re staying on the plane… just kidding y’all, you can put your luggage back in the overhead bins and sit down!

Meanwhile I was trying to pass time by playing Words with Friends, texting friends, reading my new favorite book (Let’s Pretend This Never Happened) and taking pictures of miscellaneous things just to keep my jazz hands down to a minimum.

Finally at 11:15 we finally took off (over an hour later).  Turns out my friend’s flight was also delayed and we both got to Jacksonville about the same time!

I was soooo glad to finally get there so I could start my long weekend catching up with one of my best friends!



Ok y’all, I made it to Charlotte in one piece. Not too bad for my first flight by myself! I thought I was going to have to apologize to the person sitting next to me in case I spazzed out, but that wasn’t the case… I had the whole row to myself! Had I needed to grab onto someone’s arm, I would have been SOL!

Now I wait for my connecting flight to Jacksonville, FL!  I wonder if someone will be sitting beside me or if I’ll be hanging out by myself again… only time will tell.

Stay tuned!