Good Morning - This old wire rack basket with the aqua canning jars was my reward for a successful date with the taxman, oh yeah the taxman.
I get so ridiculously nervous as tax day approaches, hoping and praying that I have paid attention to every detail, penny, receipt, check, note, and bill to come up with numbers that I present to the taxman. And my taxman wants everything in the computer, so that's just hugely time consuming for me, and I don't do it often enough, so it piles up and I do it all in one month. Every year I promise I won't do that anymore, but every year I do the same thing.
Now, I'd rather do this.
So when it's all done and the taxman leaves, I leave. I hit the thrifts like a bat outta hell because I have at that point not shopped guilt free for a while. Always thinking, "I should be at home doing paperwork and taxes" can wreck a perfectly good stop in.
So I hit my favorite junk shop - and there were these jars in the rack with a few more on the side, just waiting for me to knock down everyone standing in my way to get them without making myself too obvious or someone closer just may nab em first. They were mine and they came home with me.
The next day I went down to the Farmer's Market and couldn't resist these pure pure white iris's - in these jars on the dining room table with the light hitting them through the blinds first thing in the morning - it just all feels so good. This is what I see across the house when I leave my bedroom first thing every morning -
While I was loving looking at the photos of this aqua turquoise beachy blue glass, I was noticing something bothering me. Yeah, I'm tired of the dining room chairs. I've loved these chairs from the moment I spotted them at Sally's - a big wood table with 6 chairs and 2 arm chairs with the little wings that I loved, they were white with french caning, the whole thing was perfect. I paid $250, covered the seats with white denim - done. There's a photo of the dining room on the right side of this page - and you can kind of see the chairs in the background -
But now, I'm ready for a change - so I dragged in all the old folding wood beach chairs that I've picked up at garage sales, flea markets and thirfts, and set 8 chairs around the table.
Loved it. I like the look with 8 chairs and I like it with only 6 too - and the beauty is that they're folding chairs - easy to store a few extra, and I don't think I've paid more than 10 bucks a chair.
White Roses from my garden
So I am loving the new chairs - mr bh, my son, and I played musical chairs last night testing them all out, they're all sturdy, somewhat comfortable - I added a cushion to a couple - really really love the even more casual look -
I'll take some new photos of the whole room as it is now, and show you tomorrow -
I'd love to know what you think of the chair swap
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