My son turned 21 this week and the four of us were able to spend the afternoon/evening in Chicago to celebrate this momentous occasion.
Though I snap photos every week for the blog I find I don’t take pictures very often at other times and decided I wanted to document the day starting with the train ride in and ending with dinner which included a margarita for the newly 21-year old!
Every photo – with the exception of one or two – looks something like this:
My big-eyed girl is always willing to cooperate but Jack makes a weird face almost every time.
Don’t believe me? Take a look:
That’s my boy!
Whew, I’m glad the new-to-us furniture can’t cop a pose! Here’s a look at some of what’s available for purchase today from 1 to 8 and tomorrow from 9 to 4!
beautiful oak table, one leaf and six chairs (chairs are nice and heavy) in excellent condition priced $425
oak sofa table for $50; six seat cushions in mossy green micro-suede for $15
nice swivel rockers – both show some fabric wear – for $35 each
fresh-looking loveseat and sofa – both with loose pillow backs and both are faded – loveseat is priced $45; sofa for $60
You know the Cookie Monster plush toy? This swivel rocker is covered with the same type of material. Very fun. Needs to be cleaned. Priced $35
nice green Sealy loveseat and sofa – both show some wear – loveseat is priced $45; sofa $65
cool base on this coffee table and two end tables – coffee table is priced $65; end tables are $45 each
we have lots of very nicely framed artwork – this birdcage/bird print is $50
plaid loveseat priced $40
neat-o white laminate drum table for $40
since it appears warm weather is sticking around for a while you might be interested in some of the outdoor furniture we have available: first photo – top left – shows a folding oval table with six adjustable chairs with brand new cushions (tags are still on ‘em) – set just needs a thorough cleaning – all for $225; next photo shows a wood oval table with four matching chairs (everything needs to be tightened and you could re-stained or leave as is) priced $175; last photo is a drop leaf wood table – again needs to be re-stained – priced $25
lovely green corduroy small sofa – two identical – priced $65 each; black IKEA square coffee table for $40
Room and Board chair and ottoman priced $225 for both
beautiful Drexel buffet priced $175; drop leaf table with 3 leaves, four chairs and table pads priced $195
these are gorgeous hand-crafted pieces – there’s a full-size headboard with sliding doors for storage priced $40; compact nightstands $40 each (there are two of them); amazing dresser with tons of drawers for $195
here’s another great dresser/nightstand set – this time by Bellini – dresser is priced $135; nightstand (and there’s only one) priced $50
this – like new – Room and Board king size firm memory foam mattress retails for $1,999. Our price? $750
beautiful tall table with hand-carved top is priced $175
more of the artwork that was just priced and put out this week – lots of fun postage stamp pieces (priced $25 each); the chair artwork is $20 and the gorgeous golden framed lady is $75
groovy retro chair butler (is that what these are called?) priced $40
three piece Smithe Craft sectional – in excellent shape but the whole thing needs to be cleaned – priced $75
I’d probably never turn one of the photos of Jack on his birthday into an oil painting to hang over my fireplace – but I’d certainly frame a 5 x 7 for my desk and know it would make me smile every time I looked at it ‘cause that goofy faced kid is my beloved son and I wouldn’t change a thing about him! Then again…
May all your wishes come true dear reader!