Monday, March 05, 2007

The Deal of the Day!

Friday night we wound up eating at PF Changs due to the weather, which was fine by me! Have I mentioned yet that I am ready to wear my cute little dresses, skirts and sandals yet? SO sick of the winter! We saw Wild Hogs which was HYSTERICAL! I am so glad that we went to see it, double over, belly laugh movie! Stupid humor, but it was all good! The boy and I decided we might be game for one more movie, his friend Wade left us at that point and J had decided not to join us, we looked to see what else was playing and wanted to see Zodiac but could not find a good show time so we wound up going to see Amazing Grace again which is SO good and if you are going to see one movie at the moment, please go and see that, it is wonderful!

Saturday morning we decided to get up and hit the estate sales before heading to Wisconsin for the wedding reception, and boy am I glad that we did. We went to three, but had planned on hitting six. The first one, we found a couple of things, nothing all that exciting, but the boy did get a dolly for $4, that can always come in handy. The next one, nothing, but we did watch people get into an accident and cause a traffic jam, so at least we had some entertainment. The third one though, we did not think was going to be much, but we got the deal of the day. It was the second day for all of the sales we went to thus far, so everything on the second day, generally is 50% off or you can deal. Well, we walked in and they had this beautiful Duncan Phyfe dining room table, six chairs including one captains chair and the buffet. The price on the buffet was $150 and the table and chairs $225. We looked at it and thought it was nice, but then we went into the bedroom where they had the cute little desk for $40. I told him if he didn't by the desk then I would. But he did, so he got the desk, which is in beautiful condition for $20, the glass top alone on it is worth $20. Then we went back and looked at the dining room set again, and he decided for $185 he could not beat it. The table also has three leaves with pads. It is in beautiful condition and is solid mahogany. I looked up the history of the maker last night and it is very interesting and makes you appreciate the set and quality even more, it was made in the early 1900's. It looks beautiful in his dining room and I took before and after pictures so that we could see the difference. This is what I was looking for when I moved into my place. I have a Duncan Phyfe as well, but I have the harp back chairs (and only four) where these are the shield back and I have more of a gateleg table where this is pedestal. I paid $140 for mine and thought that I had gotten a good deal, which I did, but his is in much better condition too. He bought it from the original owner as well, who still even had the boxes for the leaves and pads as well as all of the original paperwork to go with it. Quite a treasure.

The wedding reception was a lot of fun and it was good to see so many faces I had not seen in while. Joey looked beautiful and very happy! It was nice to get away for a night too.

Sunday we got the dining room set picked up and put into place. We stopped and got the boy a haircut in preparation for drills this coming weekend, and while he was doing that I read my March Cottage Living where I found this recipe for salmon. I decided to make it last night with some rice and steamed broccoli and it was excellent!

I am still on the bench this week at work, and ready to start a project, but I am trying to be patient. I am having our friends over whose son passed away tomorrow night for dinner, yesterday was Michael, the older son's, birthday, so I thought I would make a nice birthday dinner, his favorite, spaghetti and meatballs, so I will get that put together tonight.

Off to work on this weeks ta-da list!

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