Over the weekend we purchased a vintage DINING TABLE SET from a brand new boutique in town called OHH BOY! (more on them later). We've been wanting to replace our old dining table and chairs (which are also vintage) for quite some time now. The old dining room furniture was all tubular steel and we wanted something that was made out of wood that had more of a mid-century feel that matched better with our other pieces of furniture.
Except for a few nicks and dings (especially on the table leaf), the table and chairs look pretty much perfect. The few imperfections are nothing a cute tablecloth can fix in a jiffy. The solid wood construction is heavy and sturdy and will probably last another fifty years. As cliche as it sounds, they really don't make things like they used to. We even don't mind the black upholstery on the chairs, which is in near mint condition. We thought that if the seats were worn out, we would easily re-upholster using some fabric that Missy designed, but it would be sort of a waste...why fix something that ain't broke, right? We got a quality vintage six-foot long table and a set of six chairs for only $200. Ask me if that's an awesome deal...it is. Ask me if we're in love with our new table and chairs...we are!
FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Bringing Oreo home from the animal hospital!
RAOUL - Getting Oreo back to one hundred percent.
WORST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - I didn't feel good this weekend.
RAOUL - Those couple of times I went to bed too late and got up too early.
FUNNIEST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Oreo drinking her medicine.
RAOUL - Oreo sucking down her medicine from a syringe like a crack addict!
WORD OR PHRASE OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - "Bunny salad"
RAOUL - "Borborygmus"
FAVORITE MEAL OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Roasted kale, mashed potato, cornbread dressing, and soup from The Grit.
RAOUL - Veggie Thanksgiving sides from The Grit.
THREE THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO IN PREPARATION FOR I.C.E. ATLANTA THIS WEEKEND?
MISSY - Sew mouths on frogs, glue eyes, pack up.
RAOUL - Pound snaps, staple some pages, set up our "mock booth" in the living room.
PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Siouxsie & The Banshees, Le Tigre, Lavender Diamond, Microphones, The Cure.
RAOUL - Finally Punk, C.O.C.O., Lavender Diamond, Beck, Flying Lotus, The Very Best, Girls, The Boyish Charms, Nothing Painted Blue, Nerdy Girl, Paradise Island, Ruby Isle, The Spinto Band, Luna, Yo La Tengo, Snuggletooth, Spider And The Webs, D+, Lucious Jackson, Le Tigre, Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, The Very Best vs. Architecture In Helsinki, JSBX vs. DNSS.