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 :)