I was thinking this week that I should have taken a minute to write about my Labor Day. I decided to act all tourist-y.
I saw the KC History museum, which is housed in Kansas City's 1st million dollar home (actual cost in 1912: $738,000).
It was a pretty fascinating story because this guy (R.A. Long) was a lumber baron and was compared to Rockefeller and Vanderbilt. Seeing this house made me wonder how much the Biltmore cost to built and furnish, because this was huge with 70 rooms, but is totally dwarfed by the Biltmore.
(See what I mean? The picture is way too big, even for the screen. Check out wikipedia.)
I also went to Independence's fair/carnival/festival. They call it Santi-cali-gon to celebrate the frontier trails that met here. They had a ton of craft tents set up, and it was a lot of fun to walk through those. Sometimes though I just think, well, I could make that.
I've been horribly slack and negligent. My furniture arrived last week. I have a couch!
So here are some pictures of my couch, and my two chairs - that seriously are the most comfortable things I have ever sat in. I also bought heavy duty picture hangers and got my pretty pictures on the walls.
Next projects - make a pillow cover, and maybe two lampshades.
Oh, and this little side table in the above picture isn't permanent, because it's a little too tall and kind of goofy, but it's functional for now.
My dining room, with a lovely new picture hung on the wall.