Monday, May 12, 2008

Saturday Summary ~ Out With the Old, in With The New

It ended up that I did NOT help with the rehearsal dinner Friday night. I was still not completely well. My eldest daughter went to help in my stead. I did prepare all the food and drink I had volunteered to do though. Some of our family went to the wedding Saturday AM. It was lovely.

Below is my husband (and unseen son) Saturday afternoon carrying out what might be the world's ugliest and most uncomfortable living room furniture in existence. You know the ugliness to life ratio? The uglier furniture is, the longer it lasts.

We've had this sofa and equally horrid love seat for over 12 years. They were old when we got them. Enough said. It just hasn't been a priority to replace them.

I've been checking craigslist.com for a used ping pong table for our children. On a whim this past Friday, I looked at furniture. We've been wanting new (to us) furniture for our living room for a long, long time. The children have been developing scoliosis (or so they've told us). Each night at family time, I have looked at their pathetic postures and wished for new stuff. Stuff with straight backs and pretty fabric, all at a low, low price, of course.


To my joy and delight, I saw the sofa below (and matching love seat) on craigslist.com. The problem was that it was fairly far away. The good news is that the couple was only asking $100 for the SET of the two. The even better news is that my WH and son, Luke, went and bought them for us Saturday afternoon. But the best news is that they are Thimbleberries navy, green, and burgundy. SCORE!! That means that they match all my quilts.

Something that was funny (to me anyway) is that they were listed as "good for a starter family". With 8 children living at home, I think we are well beyond a starter family, but I really like this set. Look just like new and smell good, too!


I considered this a sizable Mother's Day gift for myself (the time invested as well as the expense). But I was in for a GREAT surprise the next day.

Stay tuned,

~Joan

3 comments:

* * Kristie * * said...

Congrats, Joan! That plaid looks like it'd be PERFECT as a border on a Thimbleberries quilt ;)

Marcie said...

What a great deal! And let me tell you, we never got new furniture until the kids were gone. What's the point? LOL!

Studio Christine said...

what a lovely mother's day gift.

I know what you mean about furniture....we have 9 children at home, and need a new sofa too.

...and I think that proverbs fits you very well!