I have a favorite store to shop at for furniture. It's actually just a warehouse in a factory district nearby, and they sell fine antiques right along side not-so-fine second-hand furniture. I prefer the not-so-fine design! All my favorite furnishings came from this store (warehouse) called 'Golden Oldies'.
I was a little saddened when Ray and I stopped in there a few weeks ago as they don't have all that much to choose from anymore. The poor economy has hit them hard so the owner is now renting out half of the warehouse to another business. This is the first time we have ever left there empty handed (or rather left there with an empty truck! Ray and I are usually hauling something home)!
Today I'm just showing you the chairs we purchased from them and the dresser that we purchased to hold Jayden's clothes. I have many other favorite pieces that we purchased from this store but I'll save those for another post.
The chairs are all mismatched, and I think they are actually supposed to be kitchen chairs, they are a far cry from elegant dining chairs. There are four cream colored ones, two green ones, and two brown ones. Different colors and different designs, but somehow to my eye they go together perfectly. They all have that rustic, worn, crackled look about them, and they are all hand painted. There is nothing elegant or fancy about them but I love them gathered around our dining table!
The dresser I had purchased after Jayden was first born because I was too lazy to keep running upstairs to Kate's room to get clothes for him (babies need a change of clothes so often especially when they are newborn!), and even as he grew I just kept his clothes down here. The dresser is in our hallway and it fits perfect along the stairs, I use one side for Jayden's clothes and one side as desk drawers. This dresser too had a very rustic look about it. I love the shape of it, I love the curves, I love the design of the top of it, I love the finish, I love the drawer pulls, and I love how deep the drawers are for storage. It's a favorite for sure! (This was the dresser in my drawer organizing post!)
Weekend Forecast ~ I'm not sure exactly what we'll be doing but Ray is off on Monday again and here are our tentative plans for the next few days:
Picnic in Central Park
(but not necessarily in that order!)
Okay, tomorrow is August 15 ~ The Feast of the Assumption in the Catholic Faith.
I couldn't let it pass without recognizing Mary, The Blessed Mother.
Here's a little prayer that I came across on another blog:
O, Mary, nourisher of Him Who Nourishes all,
Pray for us.
~ St. Jerome
Pray for us.
~ St. Jerome
Have a great weekend everyone! God Bless!