This is the new red leather chair and ottoman I received for xmas. Luckily, it's One Size Fits All and then some. It's the chair equivalent of a Cadillac with big fins. Furniture is not an impulse buy for me. Usually, it's art supplies or yarn or the fiber of some recently-sheared animal. Sometimes impulses are found in the purchase of books or the occasional gee-gaw, knick-knack. Big chair and ottoman is most certainly a stretch for me. We were in a furniture store looking for someone else's gift and in a sea of beiges, tans, browns, chocolates and latte's there was this RED leather set ~ sofa, loveseat and the last available chair and ottoman on the floor for half-price. The color has been discontinued and while there are a sufficient number of sofas and loveseats in stock for this particular style, the chair and ottoman were headed for certain furniture manufacturing extinction. The plan is to wait out the sofa and loveseat prices and get those later, but the chair/ottoman set needed a home immediately. The price was right and we have room to lovingly adopt a dying species of furniture.
Yes, we should have looked into getting the Subaru back on the road with a rebuilt engine, gasket snug in its place, motor purring happily. Perhaps the flat-screen TV would have been a better and necessary splurge. (Both Dirk and I think we're having vision problems until we visit a store with TV's and realize, to our relief, it isn't us, but the crappy old TV's we presently own.) However, it was the last chair and ottoman, worthy of salvation. A civic duty in a way. Subaru engines are plentiful, flat-screen TV's more so. And I'm not afraid of red.
So . . . chair for me!
In the meantime . . .
Dirk got his Millenium Falcon with accompanying Han Solo and Chewbacca figures.
Ian got his X-box 360.
Bennie got the American Girl Doll of the Year, Mia.
Tom scored a decent axe, a Fender Telecaster.
If you buy it, they will come . . .
Everyone got to check out the chair
And then it was dinner time: a ham, two ducks, two different types of mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, steamed broccoli and carrots and wild rice stuffing. Dessert was two made-from-scratch apple pies that hitched a ride from Fishkill. Dinner was a blur because it all happened so fast . . .
The day began with the Big Red Chair and so it had ended.