Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Three Legged Chair and a Dining Room Project

I love a great thrift store find. I post a month ago about my SA(Salvation Army)find. Well I have always admired a beautiful dining room to bring family and friends together with a great meal. Well our home was actually missing dining room furniture so I was on the hunt for a budget friendly set. On a recent visit to the SA I ran across this set.
Black oval table with four chairs.

I totally fell in love when I eyed this set, the table has two extension leaves, which is great for holiday entertainment.

A close up of the chairs, just beautiful.

The details of the chairs really made me fall in love. I looked right pass the outdated green fabric. I start to envision my chairs with some new fabric. If the price was right I knew that this would be a done deal. I had found the perfect set, some new fabric, paint and a little work is all that was needed. After a careful inspection of the set I was disappointed!!!

A three legged chair!!! What....Well what is a girl to do once she has fallen in love? I looked for the missing chair leg, but could not find it. I knew that I could used the broken leg in my negotiation of the price. I wondered could the Wizard fix the leg himself? After talking to the manager the price that she quoted me for the table, three chairs and the three legged chair, it was a DONE DEAL, SOLD!
I did decide to invest and get the chair leg replaced professionally, and the shop did an excellent job.

Well let the work begin. I plan to have a holiday party and need to stay focus on this room. Presently I'm searching for window treatments, fabric for the chairs and a cute bench for the room. Here are some of the fabrics I chose for the chairs.
I love black & white.

This fabric is gorgeous, and would bring in some color. I have pillows in this print on my sofa which will pull the rooms together for cohesiveness.

I also like this fabric.

Well I will have my hands full with this project. Of course I will keep you all updated on my progess. Which fabric do you like for the chairs? I'll love to hear your recommendations.

Enough said, work ahead.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vacation, Antique Shopping & Flea Markets

I did share in my last post that me and the hubbie went away on vacation in celebration of our Anniversary. We went to Branson Missouri for seven days. Let me confess that I had already stalked out some shopping spots, seven days without shopping almost impossible for me. Yes we did have a great time and went to see New Shanghai Acrobats it was such an amazing show.
The hubbie snapped this picture before we went into the show. Check out that chick on the poster behind me she really know some tricks.

On our anniversary we went on the Branson Landing Princess for a nice dinner cruise. Because it was our anniversary we got special treatment from the staff, and the food & wine was excellent.
Such a beautiful ship.
I cannot swim so I had to first find out were the life jackets were kept.
Check out that fabulous house in the background (no it's not mine)dang!!

We went out for a scrumptious lunch at Cantina Laredo Mexican Restaurant, OMG. Ok another confession I love yes love Mexican foods and the table side guacamole was delicious. We feasted on Taco De Pescado(Mahi-Mahi)and the Mango Margarita was off the chain!! After expressing to the hostess how great the food was, he gave me & the hubbie free gift cards to the restaurant, well there is not a Cantina Laredo in Chicago yet but one will be opening in late August.(Yay.)True saying a close mouth won't get fed. I highly recommend this restaurant if it is in your city, so check out their website for locations.

Ok now to the shopping.... Missouri have so many antique malls and flea markets so I had to make my round. I even hit a couple of my favorite stores while I was there. I snapped a couple of pic's of some of the things I saw and fell in love with.
Kirklands Mirror($79.00 dollars and I had a coupon)I didnt purchase it we needed the space in the truck.
Two beauties at T.J. Maxx
Cute I must say.(No that man in the background is not with me).
A side view she is truly stunning.
The Doublemint Twins, so cute.
These babies are fabulous.
Lovely at $39.00 each.
Another confession I love flowers, these were at a antique market so I grabbed eight of these prints to frame. What a steal at $4.00 each and they were all in very good shape.
A close up of that gorgeous house again, could you live there?
I also visited on of my favorite stores Belk, which is only in the South but I purchased some nice dresses on sale. I love this store they always have great sales. Sorry for the long post... but I missed you guys. I will be sharing my upcoming project later this week and I need you guys help.
Enough said,

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Today is my Anniversary!! I have been married to my husband for 16 years. When I hear about the divorce rate, and the broken Hollywood marriages, I feel blessed and grateful. It is truly a blessing from GOD. All sixteen years have not been great, excellent, fabulous, adorable... you get my point. No fairy tale stories here, just keeping it 100% real. However we have endured issues, prayed faithfully, and worked hard to say to each other Happy Anniversary Honey!!! We are away on vacation in celebration of our Anniversary. Enjoy your weekend.