Monday, December 20, 2010

A Dream Come True

Do you have a piece of furniture or an item for your home that you have dreamed about having for years?  I have a couple...

An old beat up door with beautiful peeling paint to sit around the house

and adirondack chairs.

Saturday night Jeremy and I decided to take a quick run through Goodwill on our way back to my apartment to watch a movie.  I was making my way through the home goods section when I saw them.  My heart skipped a beat and I rushed over to them.  If you thrift, you know that feeling.  I looked around, knowing somebody else had to be eyeing these things too.  Two perfectly blue, perfectly shabby, perfectly cheap adirondack chairs with a table!  I sat down in one and told Jeremy how much I loved them and wanted them. 

Jeremy, being practical, asked where I thought I would put them.  I'm currently living in an apartment with really no where at all to keep 2 huge adirondack chairs and a table.  I of course said I didn't know, but that I didn't care.  I was sitting there trying to figure out a solution when he said that we probably shouldn't get them.  My heart sank.  I wanted them so bad, but I knew he was right... it wasn't practical at all.  So I reluctantly got up from the chair that fit me so wonderfully, and started walking around the store basically sulking.  Funny now when I look back on- sulking because of some chairs, really?  Jeremy said he was going to go look at the clothes so I started down the dishes isle.  He came over to where I was a few minutes later and gave me a hug and asked if I was alright.  I said yeah that I would be fine, I was just disappointed.  He had this sly smile on his face and said we should go take one more look at them.  I said alright, and as we were walking over he asked when I wanted him to give me my Christmas present.  I said it didn't matter and he stopped and said he was giving it to me tonight and that he had just bought me those chairs for Christmas!! 

Ahh!!  I was sooo happy and gave him a huge hug and went and sat in our chairs again.  I sat there until the worker came over with the sold tag- just to make sure no one else got any ideas about buying them! :)  The picture above is of the chairs- don't you just love them?

Everyone in Goodwill probably thought I was a crazy woman, but I don't care. 

So I have had one of my "house things" dreams come true, I am now the proud owner of 2 lovely adirondack chairs. 

Jeremy is also a dream come true.  Come on, a husband-to-be who will buy me adirondack chairs for Christmas, what more could I want! 

Did I mention that the chairs were only $10.50 each?  Seriously, how could you pass that up?

They are now in the back of my Jeep waiting for me to go home to NC for Christmas so I can store them at my parent's house until we have a place to live. 

Thought I'd share in my excitement :)


  1. Yes, I so know that feeling when you find that perfect something. My husband always asks me where I'll put things. I love your chairs and your door. So perfect.

    Lisa x

  2. I love your door!! I have been keeping my eyes out for an old ladder to hang towels on in my bathroom, so I know how it feels to have your heart set on things...Good find on the chairs also!! (wink) I loved looking around your blog. I will be back!! Thanks for sharing!


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