Friday, September 18, 2015
New Chairs and Winning...
Mr. C and I are "do-overs". We have each been married before to others and now we are married to one another. Why am I telling you this? Well...you might know how it works to combine lives and other stuff. For many years I have graciously shared Mr. C's former kitchen table and chairs in our home together. Some say it is "bad karma" and would never use anything from the former wife. I say being frugal and responsible is better for a marriage. Now with all that being said, here are the four chairs awaiting the donation truck for pick up. I admit I am not sad...at all! These chairs and I have never gotten along well but we certainly have tried.
A couple of weeks ago Mr. C in a weak and rare moment said we could get new chairs. Now he has said this a few times in the past however it always meant driving and searching furniture stores and agreeing on a style and budget. That never worked for us. I showed him a few styles online and he offered if I liked a chair we would buy it. WAIT a minute! Who is this person ready to buy online without seeing and sitting and qualifying this chair??? He says, "Do you want these chairs?" with his finger ready to click "buy". I say, "yes...BUT...what if you don't like them or they aren't comfortable or the quality isn't what you like" and on and on I went. "Do you want these chairs?" "YES!!!"
Well...here they are and without boring you even more we are both very happy with them and they are very comfortable. Now the old table looks rather bleak to us. Oh No! That table is just fine!!! Thank you Mr. C very much for our new chairs. Good-Bye Bad Karma!
During this waiting period of a few days for old chair removal and new chair delivery I WON these beautiful hand quilted placemats and table topper from Connie at Freemotion by the River. I have followed her blog for a long time and I always adore what she creates. Her quilting skills and ability to put fabrics together are amazing. If you don't already follow Connie you will want to click the link and see what she is up to. Last year she and her husband rescued a Pelican and the stories were wonderful to read. Pelly is doing wonderfully well.
Thank you sew very much Connie for sharing your beautiful creations with me. As you can see they look so gorgeous on the table...with the new chairs. I am truly grateful.
This Wednesday we actually had a drizzle of rain. It wasn't enough to measure on the official rain gauges but it was enough to freshen our plants and to help the fire fighters have a slight break from the triple digit heat and horrific out-of-control fires burning so many places here on the West Coast. Thank you all for your continued prayers for rain and no more fires.
Falling into Autumn here with leaves turning and acorns dropping. The grey squirrels are beginning their foraging for stocking up their winter supplies. One little guy came right up on the upstairs deck begging for a handout. I think he found an old Dorito chip under the patio furniture.
Loving all the gorgeous Fall Décor and creative ideas you are sharing here on blogland. Creative Bliss and enJOY all that Fall has to offer...
Posted by Createology at 9:44 AM
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enjoy your new chairs my friend! and the placemats look good on the table. thanks for sharing your life.ReplyDelete
I'm sure a dozen people will suggest this.....but what if you painted the table to match the chairs? It would be a cheap solution and make them look more like a matching set. I'm wondering about that new chalk paint that's out there now. Maybe even use a colour on the bottom that co-ordinates with your room colour and a white for the top? Just thoughts!!ReplyDelete
Out with the old and in with the new. Wonderful new chairs. A fresh coat of paint on your table and they would look like a matched set. Sorry in my line of work I'm always seeing things like that. Great win too.ReplyDelete
I've been worried about you .When I saw all the fires in Ca. I was afraid you might be near them. Glad to see your still there!!!!
How amazing that your win is perfect for your table with its new chairs. Now that's good karma! Glad you have had rain even if it is only a little.ReplyDelete
beautiful chairs! I agree, paint the table!! I'm so glad you did get a bit of rain ,, i hope more comes, Fall is here for sure and with you as well by the sound of this!!ReplyDelete
oh and the place mats are gorgeous, a work of art!!
Well, you have certainly 'done over' your lives and the kitchen table wonderfully. And then a falling blessing on your land... :)ReplyDelete
The whole set up looks good, and the place mats and topper add a nice accent.ReplyDelete
The new chairs and the gorgeous placemats make such a great update.ReplyDelete
Hi Sherry, Love your new chairs and how they look with the table. I know others have said to paint the table, but I would leave the top in the wood stained look and if you did paint anything at all, you could just do the base to match the chairs making it like a set all along. Love your win of the place mats and topper. Such a gorgeous color combo too.ReplyDelete
So glad you got a bit of rain. Praying more is on the way.
Have a great weekend my friend and enjoy your new kitchen look. Those chairs are stunning! Hugs,cm
Happy saturday to you, dear Sherry , and congratulations with your new beautiful chairs , I love them too , and I love your round carpet ,too. I am also remerried, but here it was my husbond whom had to put up with my style, :-) So glad for you, that eventually you had a litte rain to give water to your garden !! Hugs, DortheReplyDelete
Nice new chairs. Lucky you Sherry to have won those place-mats and topper from Connie. I do follow her too.ReplyDelete
I love your new chairs-and love your new handmade placemats-perfect timing-enjoy-loved the story too hugsReplyDelete
The new chairs look beautiful! Your lucky win placemats & topper are the icing on the cake! Happy you got some rain, even if only a drizzle! xo JaneReplyDelete
Great story...Great Gift...both the chairs and the give-a-way. I love the way the table mats dressed up the bland table. Perfection! Old chairs...not bad Karma...just outdated and old and you know what they say about out with the old...just like the EX, lol.ReplyDelete
My husband always looks at me like I have a third eye if I suggest that we need to replace something. He thinks everything is just fine as is. Those chairs are very pretty and look great next to Connie's beautiful place mats. As for those old chairs, my mother-in-law has some just like them..same color and all!ReplyDelete
I love this post and I love your new chairs. You have been on my mind as I try to keep the whereabouts of those fires in line. But the newscasters are making it all so confusing as to the exact location. We have been blessed with rain and it so helps..ReplyDelete
Congrats on your 'wins'!!! Chairs are beautiful and the table topper and mats look beautiful on the table!!! lucky you!!!ReplyDelete
I worry about you with all of the fires so glad to hear you are safe! I love your new chairs, those big chairs can be a pain, they are hard to move and always bumping into each other. Congratulations on your beautiful win!ReplyDelete
Great chairs. Love the country style and the clean white color. Congrats on the winnings. Could not have come at a better time.ReplyDelete
Hoping rain goes your way for atleast a couple of days. We could definitely use some dry days. Crafty hugs, Ana
Hi Sherry! I can't believe how behind I've gotten with your blog posts! I adore you new set of chairs!ReplyDelete