Sunday, September 20, 2009

the new dining room and a cute little girl

Cadence is loving the new curtains in the newly painted dining room. She calls it her house and invites everyone in to play and watch tv, she will even get you a snack. I decided to take a little photo session of her playing. We used to do this more often when she was a baby and they are so fun to do and look at later.

*still deciding on the chairs*

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lucky Fan

After being a bit timid around the Durham Bulls mascot, Wool E. Bull, Cadence took the initiative to go meet him, give him a five, and get his autograph. She was pretty proud of herself and that card. She even got a foul ball on the way out of the ballpark. Bulls win the first game of the championship series over the Yankees. Not bad for a Tuesday.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day 09er

We had a wonderful extended weekend in the mountains of NC. Here are some of the highlights in pictures:

more to come soon...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Yay or Nay

We're currently undergoing a minor kitchen/dining room renovation: furniture, paint, & window treatments. At the moment, we have decent-looking, but inexpensive mission style chairs. The problem is that they fold (yes, they actually look okay) a little too easily, and we're worried our 2-year old will end-up tucked in the chair on the floor. So we ordered 4 vintage, yellow Eames fiberglass chairs. Unfortunately, we got to take a closer look at them, and we were not happy with their condition. So, we pulled out.

The Eames chairs, while ubiquitous, are beautiful and clean (see top picture). We're still leaning that way as long as we can find some that are fairly-priced, gently-used, and in a color that works. However, our runner-up chairs differ significantly. We could use a little help.

I've always been a fan of the crafted-minimalism of the Shaker style. I dig Design within Reach's glossy version of a Shaker chair (see 2 above pics). It's also only $98 a pop. Corrina isn't sold on them, though. I think that these chairs would really stand out in a lightly-yellow painted room with bright white (sheer) treatments.

Corrina's choice is another fairly priced ($119) offering from CB2. While Corrina is leaning toward the grey version, I've posted a picture of it in green, so that the lines of the chair would stand out. I'm actually a fan of the chair, but I feel it might be too bold (polished legs) and contemporary for our house.

We'd love to get your opinions. Set your friendship and family bias aside and let us know what you think... especially those that have been in our casa. Thank

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

no such person living at this address pt.2

I received another mistaken email. I'm beginning to love them.

subject: dancing tonight?

Tom and I are dancing at a "dance party" our teacher has periodically at her studio. She encourages bringing friends. It is in the KMart plaza, at the back corner towards the woods we would walk through to get to Southgate. Would you like to join us? It is very informal and fun. Most of the dancers will have less experience than the two of you. It is free. 7-8:30p.

This represents my mental image of my "friends:"