Last summer I came close to finding my dream bar stools when I was walking around at the Portland Expo. I happened on the perfect pair of wrought iron ice cream parlor type bar stools with green velvet backs and seats. They were exactly what I was looking for, but unfortunately they had sold just 15 minutes before I saw them. (Insert sad face here)
After checking out craigslist more times than I care to admit, and searching at every antique show I went to (and I go to a lot of them), I was beginning to feel like I would never find the perfect stools. That is until last Sunday before the Coburg Antique Show when I wandered over to ask Sue if she had a band aid for a blister on my little toe (tmi?) and I saw them. They were perfect and I told her I wanted them before I even looked at the price. Some things you just have to have, and I had to have these. Here they are in their new home; my kitchen.
I love everything about them. They are the perfect size, perfect color, perfect chippiness, etc. Sue told me that she had got them for their future home they were going to build, but that she decided to part with them as she didn't see them building in the near future. Her loss was definitely my gain. Did I mention that I love these bar stools? Because they are wrought iron and my floors are wood, I knew I needed to get a little rug to go under them. I found this one at Target on clearance and I love it. It has a rubber back so it won't be sliding around. Getting these bar stools has made me motivated to finish my kitchen makeover plans. I have a few things I'd like to do in there and when I finally get around to completing it, I will definitely post some pictures.
My hubby and I are heading out tomorrow for a long awaited and much needed vacation alone in Kauai. I can hardly believe we will be there tomorrow night. Long story short, our very generous neighbor gave us his time share for the week and it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. My dearest in-laws will be coming over tomorrow to stay with the kids while we are away.
So, I will be taking a little break from blogging, but will be back with lots of fun pictures. In the meantime, here is a little something I picked up at Stars & Splendid out of Melanie's booth. I love it! Perfect for a little corner in my bedroom. Have a great weekend and week, I'll be back soon!