Monthly Archives: January 2011

Dining Room.

I’m not going to beat around the bush with this one… We got our dining room furniture delivered yesterday afternoon!!!

Wanna see? Ok. I’ll show you.

There was one little hiccup during after the delivery. One of the chairs (actually, the one you see right in the front/center of the picture above) was broken and we didn’t realize it until after the delivery truck was pulling out of our driveway. Thankfully Haverty’s was very reasonable when I called and they’ve already scheduled a date for the chair to be exchanged. Oh – and in case you’re wondering – the set is called Copley Square.

We read some reviews about the finish scratching really easily, so we plan on buying a table pad and tablecloth to keep it safe and beautiful.

My next dilemma is curtains. Clearly we need them. How awkward would having dinner (when it’s dark out) in this room where everyone who drives by can see you!? Not good.

Any suggestions on colors for curtains? I can’t decide if I want to keep it neutral and do an ivory curtain or if I want to do something patterned…or something orange or blue…

So many options.

Now, I’d like to remind you of where we came from…

Eeeep.

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Bad news, good news and better news.

So, bad news, good news and better news.

Bad news first. We didn’t come back from Atlanta with a dining room table. When we saw it in person on Saturday it was actually laughably small – it even seemed shorter than a standard table. Maybe it wasn’t, and it was just the small size that made it seem short, but either way we knew it wasn’t the table for us. The take-away from this is that when you’re buying something pricey, that is supposed to be a staple piece in your home for years to come, you generally want to see it in person before you make the investment. We could have ordered it and sent it back, but then we would have been out our shipping money and the time spent at home waiting for the delivery, only to be disappointed.

Good news. We left Ballard Designs with an 8×10′ jute rug which I am in love with. The rug is soft, which I have found to be unusual in jute rugs, usually they’re scratchy…so that’s a plus!

(image from Ballard Designs)

(image from Ballard Designs)

And, here it is in our ever-so-empty room.

I like it! What do you think?

So, on to better news…

The hubs and I did buy a dining room table today. After being so disappointed with the table we thought we would most definitely love we decided to go back to the table that we initially loved.  And tonight, after work, we went out and bought the table and a few other ‘surprise’ pieces! Even better news, it all delivers on Wednesday.

Until then, I’m keeping it a secret!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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Favorite day.

Hello dear readers! Sorry again for my absence – things have been quite busy around here.

I’d like to start by asking if you have a favorite day of the week. So, do you have a favorite day of the week? I most definitely do – Thursdays. For the longest time in college Thursday night was the best night of the week because the OC was on (you know, Adam Brody, Mischa Barton, etc.) and a bunch of girls would crowd in the basement of the dorms and watch it together. The tone of the rest of the week was pretty much set by how the episode went…stressful, exciting, happy, sad… You get the picture.

Anyway. I was thinking about this because today was an exceptionally good Thursday (even though I love all Thursdays.)

Good day at work. Lunch with Claire (a co-worker from my previous job) at Sushi101 in Charlotte. Uneventful drive home. Haircut (!!). And now a relaxing evening at home with a frozen dinner (so easy) and a glass of wine (so delicious.)

If you live in the Charlotte area and need a hairdresser I would LOVE to recommend Kat at Planet 21 salon in The Arboretum. She is amazing. Cuts my bangs like a million bucks every time – and no one has ever been able to do that!

I digress.

This weekend we’re heading to my parents house to see my family and one of my brothers friends. We’re also multipurposing the trip by heading down to Roswell, GA to buy an item of furniture I’ve mentioned previously here on the ol’ blog…

Any guesses?

THIS!

Yayyy! Ballard Designs has two outlet type stores in the Atlanta area (closer to us than Florida, where there other locations are) and since we’ll be halfway there this weekend at my parents house we’re going to go buy one!

We looked into other options, but ultimately this one is the right one for us right now. It’s the right price, and while the quality isn’t heirloom (like the $4,000 custom one we looked at) it doesn’t make sense to buy a piece at that price when we’re working on furnishing our entire house!

So, there you have it. I wish we were buying the chairs too, I just love the ones in the picture, but unfortunately I’m doubtful that the outlet will have 4 side chairs and two armchairs in a fabric that we love… Although I would loooove to be proven wrong!

Pictures to come of our dining room with furniture in it when we return! Stay tuned!

And, most importantly, Happy Thursday. I hope you all had a beautiful day.

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Changes!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years! My husband and I spent both holidays with my family in South Carolina – it was great to spend some time with them and relax!

Even better is the fact that I had about 10 days off of work because I (wait for it) switched jobs! After about a year out of the advertising space I’m back in at an agency located here in Charlotte.

Yesterday was my first day and it went really well – can’t wait to settle in to my role here!

So, if I’m MIA, that’s why. New job = lots of learning = early to bed for me! What a way to start the new year!

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