I started out my weekend by eating my Saturday cereal on the patio (along with the 5th Harry Potter book... Im re-reading before the movie this summer). Matt and I scrounged this patio table and chairs for free off the side of the road. At the time, it was an incredibly huge hassle, not to mention a large source of embarrassment to my hubby when we somehow strapped the table on top of our car for the ride home. But this past weekend, as I sat out there enjoying the morning sunlight and listened to the doves, I was once again reaffirmed for my love of freebies.
We spent Saturday afternoon at the local nursery, where I bought a couple of pots of geraniums. They only get a few hours of afternoon sun, so I hope they do alright. Mom warned me that they will get 'leggy.'
And this, ladies and gents, is what I mean by hitting pay dirt. I have searched high and low for a pedestal table for my breakfast nook. I have actually been looking for a couple of years. I found this set (solid oak) at a yard sale on Saturday. The table is solid as a rock, and has a large leaf to go with it. I will definitely be painting the chairs white, and I always thought I would paint the table white as well ( in my plans). But now, as I look at it, I might chicken out. The wood is so pretty, and eventually I would like to get some white bent wood chairs to go with it (like I have with my dining table). I think that will look very modern/flea market.
In confession, I felt a little guilty about this find. The woman selling it was going through a divorce, and was only asking $75!
We did our usual grocery shopping, and I was so happy to find that the produce is actually starting to look appetizing this time of year!
My final quest of every weekend is Mabel's food. When the pet food scare started, I in my seriously overly attached panic, began making her dog food. Its pretty simple; ground beef, long grain rice, peas and carrots. The trouble is now two-fold. One= this extra expense is reeking havoc on our grocery budget. Two= the little spoiled thing EXPECTS us to do this forever. She actually snorts like a pig when we feed her now. I cannot imagine how horrible that dry dog food was compare to this.