Two (Retro) Things.

First thing.

I went to dinner at Cafe Bossa Nova last night with Elizabeth B. and came home to see this in the driveway :

Yes, yes. Aaron bought a 1970 MG Midget. A convertible. So tiny it makes my little car look like a mini-van. But I love it, don’t you? I can’t wait to go for a ride in it, and maybe one day learn to drive it! This is Aaron’s third car, after his every day Volvo and the 1972 Chevy Nova he built (made famous in this month’s issue of Inviting Arkansas!).

Second thing.

I went by Shoppes on Woodlawn today and saw this outside :

That would be one Russell Woodard spun fiberglass table and three matching chairs. For $150. Ok, so I’m not certain that it’s a legit Woodard design, but $150 is a good price, authentic or not!

If you are thinking, “Bahahaha, that’s so ugly” then you have forgotten my #1 favorite past time : spray painting stuff white! A nice, high gloss paint job and some updated outdoor fabric on those cushions, and you’d quickly find yourself with one of these:

Or these:

And did you catch the spun fiberglass in the newest issue of Lonny?

If you are suddenly reconsidering your original thoughts…well, I can’t blame you. I also can’t blame you if you find yourself at Shoppes on Woodlawn tomorrow, spending $150 on a fabulous mid-century patio set. I’d love to own it myself, but we do not currently have a patio or storage space for it.

{images via: me, me, house beautiful, beachbungalow8, lonny}

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