Friday’s Fave Five

Susanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts Friday’s Fave Five so we can share our favorite things from the last week. This has been a wonderful exercise in looking for and appreciating the good things God gives. Click on the button to learn more, then go to Susanne’s to read others’ faves and link up your own.

Here are five of my favorites from the past week:

1. Jesse’s birthday. My used-to-be-little boy turned 17 yesterday! We’re not having most of the celebration until Saturday, because that is originally when Jason and Mittu were going to be able to come up, but they came yesterday. So we went ahead with Jesse’s birthday dinner yesterday. In our family the birthday honoree chooses what’s for dinner, whether it is something I make or a meal out. This year Jesse chose Five Guys Hamburgers. They didn’t have one in the town where we used to live, so he’s excited that they have one here.

2. Jason and Mittu coming! Missing Jeremy, though. 😦

3. This little bistro set!

We wanted to get a bench or a couple of chairs for the small front porch area, and we stopped by a local place with a sign out front about patio furniture being 40-60% off. Everything else seemed expensive, even marked down, but I was amazed that this was such a reasonable price. And it is sooo cute! It’s just me.

4. A new love seat!

This house has a small area just inside the door that we’re using as kind of a sitting room — it’s not big enough for a full-fledged living room. So we wanted to find a loveseat and a couple of chairs for it. Our old living room set was worn and torn, but we wanted something that would fit in with the decorations we had accumulated for that room. This was hard to find, let me tell you! There is not much in the upholstered market these days in pink that doesn’t look too red or too peachy. We found this at a Mom-and-Pop-type outlet place for about $300 less than a big furniture store had it for. We’re getting two chairs as well, but it will take about two weeks to get those in, and they don’t have the floral pattern — they’re just solid beige.

5. This stool:

That little bar area looks into the kitchen. We wanted a stool with a back and arms and the ability to swivel, and I love the design of this one. We originally got two, but it made the area too crowded. Jim sometimes sits there to chat while I am cooking or cleaning up the kitchen.

It’s looking kind of like acquisitions week, but we’ve been searching for these various things almost since we got here — we just happened to get it all in this week. Thankfully, Jim’s relocation package included money for “incidentals” which pretty much covered these odds and ends furniture pieces we needed, so that was a blessing, and the Lord led us to some great deals. We’re still waiting on the futon for the sewing/craft/guest room to get in as well as the two chairs I mentioned. But it will be nice to do something else with our weekends besides look for furniture now!

Hope you have a great Friday!

15 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Love the new furnishings, esp. the bistro set. It is definitely you. : ) Oh, it must feel so good to get pretty new things.
    Happy belated B’day to Jesse! Glad that Mittu and Jason could join in the fun.

  2. THAT is very cool! We’re on the market for a new sofa and love seat as well so I hear you on hunting. It’s fun when it all comes together.

    I’ve never heard of Five Guys Hamburgers but I like the decor in the place. It looks fun!

  3. Love the bistro set and the swivel chair. We still need some for our bar area, but it is extra tall and the extra tall stools are mega expensive.

    You must have a remarkably agreeable hubby. No man of my family (including Amoeba) would ever consider purchasing pink furniture anything for a public room in the house. Amoeba even nixed a comforter set I was considering as “too pink and too frilly” even though it was off white with dainty pink rosebuds. Luckily, I grew up in logging camps where ruffles and lace are in very short supply, so they aren’t things I miss.

  4. WOOT…nothing better than Hamburgers for a birthday dinner. I’ve never heard of that place. Nothing new and different however. 🙂 I really like the out door furniture. You are so right, it is so you. Looks great. Things are coming along nice. Have a great Friday 🙂

  5. You really got some fun new items! OK that is the second time today someone was talking about Five Guys Hamburgers! It sounds like we’re getting one in this area.
    That’s great that you’ll be able to celebrate your sons birthday again this weekend! Enjoy!

  6. I love your new furniture and your bistro set is my favourite it will be very quaint in a small spot. This bar stool is very interesting as well.
    Happy Birthday to Jesse.

  7. I love the bistro set SO much and the loveseat is so lovely. The stool is just beautiful!! What a great week.

    Happy belated birthday to Jesse. I read backwards and was so surprised to hear about the book. I love The Scarlet Pimpernel — one of my favorites.

    Have a great coming week!

  8. Those are all great finds in the furniture dept. It’s a win-win. You get the furniture and you also learn a little more about your new community as you shop.

    Happy Birthday to your boy!

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