the chairs mavis stalked

i try not to buy any furniture because i am saving for a pottery barn couch (arm+leg).  that is why i have six craig’slist watchers set to furniture on my igoogle.  so i can become good at fending off temptation.  and i am very good, to a point.  these babies came by, and while i was tempted by their dark, grainy, craig’slist thumbnail – i successfully said no.

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only i changed my mind a month later.  unfortunately, by that time, the lady had given the chairs back to the vendor, but promised she would get me her number.  she didn’t.  so after a week of fighting off visions of chairs in my subconscious, i broke down and emailed her again.  and she finally sent me the vendor’s number.  only it was the wrong number.  after another week of harassing a lady who insisted she wasn’t rita – i gave up and emailed the lady again for a different number.  which she gave me.  except no one lived there except a very strange answering machine that i talked to a lot.

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suffice to say, eventually the day came when the chairs and i got to meet.  they weren’t their grainy, craig’slist thumbnail at all.  they were all that was fab and they had to be mine.  they also didn’t have the same craig’s list price tag that lured me in in the first place.  what was i to do?  other than hand over all my money and take them home?  to my eagerly expecting husband, who was even more thrilled when i told him never to sit on them.  don’t even think about it.  but don’t you love them?  i think they will flank the window and my white pottery barn couch will go along the wall.  i have a large, gilt, champange frame i want to hang above the couch with our family picture in it.  i also think the chairs will jive nice with my almost ugly lamp and new curtains.  everything still needs a little help, but now i have a better idea where i’m going.  and i think it will be fun.

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3 Responses to “the chairs mavis stalked”


  1. 1 mom April 7, 2009 at 11:47 am

    i would never had guessed that was your style. i too can see where you are going with your decor now. love mom ps we will all go to the family room now to hang out since the blue chairs along with white couch will be off limits. we want a nice sectional for the family room so we can veg and watch the kids run a muck.

  2. 2 Kandi April 7, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    They look like large thrones for the King and Queen, which suits you perfectly:)

  3. 3 Gayla April 8, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I like them!


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