Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Doing My Part

I want you to know I am a patriotic American and am single handedly keeping the economy going in my part of this great country. Yesterday my friend Emily called me and told me to go take a look at a vintage patio set at one of our favorite antique stores. I totally trust her taste and good judgement so I knew I'd love it. I think it's probably from the 50's or 60's, but I don't really know or care. I'm not crazy about the fabric on the cushions but it'll do for now. I bought the love seat.... Two of these rocky chairs, a side table and coffee table. They also had a chaise lounge and a dining table with four chairs, which I left behind for someone else.
The set came with a total of 10 cushions. I stuffed the cushions, one chair and both tables (including the glass tops) in my little car. It fit together like a puzzle. Emily went back to pick up some things she purchased and brought the rest of my stuff home in her truck.

Just doing my American duty.


Aubrey said...

He he he, that's funny. Where is said antique store? Now that the Copper Frog is gone, Nicole and I have nowhere to go and oggle at goods without buying.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that vintage patio set!! They just DON'T make em like that---sturdy and comfy! I'll look forward to seeing your "ten cushion redo!" :)

YOU are the only person who noticed my 341 days until Christmas--good job!!! :)

Hope you are having a great weekend. Dana

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

MiMi Sue,
I know you are really going to enjoy the patio set.
Antiquing is one of my most favorite things to do,
because the workmanship is so much better,not to mention the stories that could be told if they could talk.LOL!!!blessings,

Sue said...

and a fine American you are. I'm doing my part for the stimulis package and going back to Ikea in the morning to get that red wall cabinet....pictures to follow!! and keep up the good work, the country is counting on you...
Hugs, Sue

Lorilee said...

Wow, that looks like my parents' neighbors' patio furniture! I definitelyn did my patiotic duty while in Fredericksburg, TX this weekend!

Donna said...

Good for you, Mimi Sue! That's some great furniture!


ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh dear! I've dropped the ball then!
I LOVE those bouncy chairs...will you at least let me come sit and bounce with you?

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Lucky, lucky you!!! Those are adorable. So vintagey and cute!!!

Lallee said...

You are a very good girl :) I love the set. It has great bones! I'm working on some porch redo also.

Kathleen Grace said...

You are a good person Mimi! Your sacrafice is something I would love to emulate, lol. It's a great looking set:>)