Friday, August 31, 2007

One day I will have "Good Furniture"

It is never a good idea to have "good" furniture when you have young ones around. The furniture never seems to outlast the children's wear and tear. Chris and I have been given most of our furniture through the years. Not that we could not afford buying our own furniture but because we felt why waste the money when it definitely will not last the kids.
I will tell you this though, when we finally buy furniture when Katie finally gets a little bit older I am starting with new dining room furniture. I absolutely loved the set my mother had. She just recently gave it to one of my sisters up in Ohio before my parents moved to Florida. My mother had this whole dining furniture set complete with 8 chairs, two extra leaves for long dining table and a two piece China Hutch. It was a dark cherry oak and it is gorgeous. Chris and I looking into getting a bed in the immediate future. We have been sleeping on a queen mattress and box spring without any type of frame for almost 4 years now.
We used to have a frame but Chris was goofing around and we are left with just the mattress. When we do finally find one it's going to be a king size because I am tired of getting a sliver of the bed.


latt├ęgirl said...

I completely understand all the links to furniture, but I like the way you built the link into your own life.

I remember... babysitting, when I was about 20, for a lady who was in her early 30s.

I remember walking into her apartment and looking at her furniture, and thinking, "How lovely this all is. I wish I could have an apartment like this."

She didn't have anything fancy, pretty much what you'd expect now in a life not filled with luxury. Tasteful basics; clean furniture (hard to keep clean with kids & cats), a nice white microwave oven,... in short, everything I lacked 10 years her junior.

A decade or so later, I pretty much had what she had, just the basic nice Pier 1 or Ikea stuff. The things that so impressed me earlier.

Good furniture.

Good is in the eye of the beholder.

Today, I have even better than what I envied in her apartment.

It's still not luxury, but it's what I need.

I have no idea why I felt the need to tell you this story.

Mindy said...

Thanks LG! I have many ideas of furniture I would love to have. I don't forsee getting anything NEW for a while now. Got kids to put through College in the very near future. OY!!!!

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Mindy said...

Tara- WTF?