I love the way things seem to fall into place without a particular plan. I was just going down to Houston to spend some time with my oldest and dearest friend. We ran around Friday to do some shopping. In the meantime, Patty, my dearest friend, invited her daughter, Julie, to go with us to lunch on Saturday. Julie's middle name is the same as mine; Patty honored me by giving her my name. Anyway, Julie is young and up on all the neat places to eat, etc. Children definitely keep you updated on the latest trends. Without them, we, perhaps I should say I, have a tendency to stay in our old routines and habits. Julie suggested going to The Village area around Rice University which is way across town from the Lake Houston area where Patty and her daughter live. Suddenly I perked up because those were my old stomping grounds and hadn't been there since the 1960's.
It was soooooooo Houston. I loved it and the food was scrumptious. Patty had a lobster sandwich, Julie had shrimp and grits, and I had migas -- ok, I'm not very adventurous when it comes to food. The food presentation was lovely; but wouldn't you know it, I was so hungry that I forgot to photograph the food.
After brunch we went to The Village. Parking was always difficult, but in the fifty years since I'd been there, a parking garage was built. :D The first shop we came to was Furniture with a Soul where I found this jewel.
I did not buy it but may end up ordering it online. I have to find a place for it first; however, I love turquoise. I need something turquoise on my wall somewhere.