Sunday, July 22, 2012

I Once Had a Crush...

ok, i'll admit it.  i once had a huge crush on every white/chippy vintage iron patio table and chairs set i ever layed my eyes on.   
"they're too uncomfortable," i would tell myself.
"they're too expensive.  and where in the heck would i put one?"

well, meet my crush.

last weekend after our class, i was headed to my in-laws' house.  i made a little detour to a few of my favorite antique stores.  i think my car actually has a magnet in it!
well, low and behold, i spotted this little set in the far back of the store.
and ready for this?
the table had a sign on it that read, "50% off table!"
well, now you're speakin' my language.  this girl rarely buys anything unless it's on sale.  
i was puzzled as to why the table was on sale and not the chairs, but after i decided to buy the table, they dropped the price on the chairs too.  yay.  
was it the deal of the century?  no.  but when you buy $2 pillows at thrift stores, a girl can splurge every now and then.  

and funny story - i ran into a girlfriend who had just passed the booth where the table and chairs were.  she was bummed because she was out looking for a table and chairs and there was a "sold" sign on the table.  i sheepishly told her i that i had belonged to the "sold" sign, but we sat down anyway at the table, hoping someone would pour us a lemonade while we caught up with each other.  and good thing i ran into her because she was able to bring home the glass top in her car as it didn't fit great in mine.  i love when stuff like that works out.

so this is what the chair cushions looked like when i bought them.

a real faded cream and paisley print with nasty brown stains.
three trips to joanne fabrics, and i knew this print would make my heart skip a beat.  do you find it really hard to find cottage, floral prints?  i do.  good luck finding pillows with rufffles on them!  i don't think i've ever met a ruffled pillow i didn't like.

and now here's my crush up close...

certainly not the cheapest fabric in the store, but it was 40% off.  and i have enough left over to make a large pillow to put on our settee.

the fabric isn't outdoor fabric (boo hoo), but momma needs that cottage look.  my kids keep telling me that i'm calling myself "momma" a lot lately.  i have no idea why.  well, if i think about it, i think i'm watching too much icarly.

but the best part about this little table and chairs set, is that there's a little electrical outlet just beneath the table.  and i'm able to plug in my laptop, drink some green iced tea and look out into the garden.   but the really best part about this little set is when we hold our his flower girls class, there's now another area for the girls to sit while we eat lunch.  

well, my husband and kids are at the driving range right now.  and momma thinks she's gonna' go enjoy her newly cottage-ized chairs while basking in the shade.
and by the way, they're actually more comfortable than i thought.

happy sunday, sweet friends!
what's your crush?

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