Scene : Me on the couch, snuggled in blankets watching Christmas movies.
The phone rings, it’s my mom.
Me : ‘Hi, whats up?’Mom : ‘Are you still in bed?’Me : ‘No….but I’m not dressed yet.’Mom : ‘Okay, well remember those molded plastic chairs you saw at an auction two years ago?’Me : ‘Yes…..the ones that were sitting in the corner of the room where the hot dogs were’ (I’ve since realized it’s very sad that I map things by their proximity to food)Mom : ‘Well Mr. X just bought 40 of them for $5, do you want me to go see if I can buy a few for you?’Me : (Sitting up now) ‘Yes! How many do you think we can get? What colors do they have?’Mom : ‘There is a yellow and an orange. Do you want me to take a picture? How many do you want? 4?’Me : ‘Sure, see if you can get 4 orange ones.’Mom : ‘Okay bye’.Me : ‘Bye’Me : ‘WAAIT’
Mom : ‘Yes’.Me : ‘I want 6, see if you can get 6.’
Well, I got 6 – for $10. I was a little surprised at first since Mr. X paid $5 total for all 40 that he would charge my mom $10 for 6, but she offered him $10 so she could go through the stack and pick out all the best ones (she’s a thinker). BUT THEN, my mom decided to buy an office (not the actual building just all the furniture inside it). [Sidenote: they were at an auction for a furniture manufacturer going out of business that has been based in my hometown for a very very long time]. She bought the whole office because my dad needed more file cabinets? and Mr. X (the same Mr. X who bought the chairs) was eyeing the file cabinets and said that he could use one of those. She said $10 and you can have one – he said ‘Here’s your $10 back’. So I *think* the chairs were technically free!
Short Version : We have chairs for the dining room. Yay! They look very similar to the molded plastic Eames chairs, but I haven’t seen them in person yet to confirm their origins. And the picture my mom sent seems to look exactly like a certain classic and will never go out of style Hermes orange.
Poor lighting cell phone pic from my mom
Maybe something like this? (above)
And I'm thinking that the hutch I picked up here, would get painted Farrow & Ball Mouse's Back (like the cabinets in the photo below) with a Hermes orange interior to let all the white china that is inside really pop.
I'm excited to have some type of plan, even if it doesn't pan out -
What do you think?