Saturday, May 30, 2009

I Know Nice People

I was at work this morning, and the wife of one of the guys I work with calls and says "Hey Julie, I've got a table and chairs I can't use anymore, do you want it?" I say "sounds interesting, how much do you want for it?" "Nothing", she says. Hmm...that's exactly how much I have!
(you're not looking at my dirty carpet are you?)
Of course I want it...for a couple of reasons:
#1. I have some weird inability to turn down almost any free item offered to me.
#2. While my dining table is A-OK, my second hand chairs that we've been using almost eight years have had just about enough of my posterior region sitting on them.
So I was only working a half day today anyway, so after work, I fly over to her house to take a peek at them, and thought they were great! I think the chairs weigh about 300 pounds each!

I love this design in the backs of the chairs.

While I'd love to pay them in a ton of money, I hope they'll settle for scones and many happy thanks!

24 comments:

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Wow, that is some VERY nice friends you have. What a beautiful table!

I think I need to find new friends...

{Katie Lane} said...

Nice!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Sweet table!

the ungourmet said...

That is such a lovely set! I love the detail in the chairs also!

MaryRC said...

wowee your a lucky duck, that is a great lookin set. very cool!

Donna-FFW said...

Looks like a gorgeous set. Lucky you to have such nice friends.

Tiffany said...

Great friend! I really like round tables. They make conversation at the table so easy. (although, many of our family dinners lack anything that could be called conversation, we try.) You're going to enjoy that beautiful table.

Pam said...

What a great set and you can't beat the price!

Lunch Buckets said...

Saw the title and thought you were posting about me again. I'll go see if I have any extra furniture laying around you can have.

John Deere Mom said...

How awesome is that?! The table and chairs are beautiful!

noble pig said...

Good for you! I love the design and the tabletop is awesome!

E said...

That dining room set is beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by my blog to welcome me to SITS!

teresa said...

Very pretty, don't you love it when that happens!

Dejoni said...

What a beautiful table and a fabulous price!!! Great friends!

The Blonde Duck said...

GORGEOUS table!

What type of scones? Drool...

OceanDreams said...

Wow, so pretty! You scored! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Aren't you a lucky girl! The table and chairs are really nice and your friend's are terrific. Enjoy!

Small House said...

WOW....Lucky DUCK! It's beautifuil.
Sandra

Marta said...

Hahahaha I have a genetic inability to turn down free stuff, I just can't! Even if I don't want the stuff, I'll still take it because the "it's free" bell goes off in my head!
I like the degisn on the chairs too!

carma said...

you DO know nice people- looks like an incredibly solid set - way to go!

Jeanette said...

I love free furniture. Especially when it looks as good as that. What a nice friend you have.

Monica H said...

That was so nice of them. I loke the tabletop- pretty!

Ingrid said...

Niiiiiiice! I'm the person everyone in my family that gets those calls! I say bring it on & thx!
~ingrid

The Japanese Redneck said...

Very nice. What a great freebee.

Ramona