Last week while on vacation and the week before I left, I scored a few deals that I just couldn’t walk away from! Lucky for me, I did so just in time to be able to participate in the 100th Anniversary of Tablescape Thursday @ http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Be sure and visit this link for more beautiful tablescapes as I’m sure this weeks party will be one you won’t want to miss.
I heard through the blogvine, that our settings were to be outdoors, and I’m thrilled to have gotten a new table for my deck just in time! If you follow my blog you may remember my old table blew over and crashed. It had a glass top and I said I wasn’t going to have another glass top again! Well, never say never! I found a new glass top table at Target on clearance and just could not pass up this deal! I am convinced this one is much more sturdier than our old one was, even the Mr. agrees. At $30.00 I am willing to take the chance! I walked into Target the very day they had put most of their summer furniture on clearance. I wasn’t there early in the morning and so much was already gone, but there were still a few tables left so I snatched one up too! Now I would prefer to have a totally different style altogether but let’s be real here, I have one son in college, one soon to be on the way and NO job! Everything I really want is over $800.00 and it is just not in the cards right now.
However, I have always lived and believed there is no reason one cannot live happily within their budget. It only takes a little creativity! This is where the real creativity comes in now, stay with me here okay? I also lost my big blue umbrella in that storm..now that was really disheartening! Do you remember it was actually a BIG beach umbrella that I had also gotten a great deal on years ago? Of course you do, well, I’ve done it again! I got another deal on a beach umbrella from Sam’s again while we were at the beach. It was only $18.99! It’s heavy duty like the old one, but, OH! so colorful this year! I am still keeping my eyes open for a great deal on a real patio umbrella but meanwhile I am enjoying my deck again at my new table. Boy, is it extremely hot out here still, and this beauty is such a blessing right now!
Okay, now that you are over the initial shock of my outdoor choices let’s move on. It’s time for a little outdoor dining! I set the table for two this evening, as it is quite a bit lately! That’s what happens when the kids get older. Even the one that still lives with you dines out much more in the summer time. No problem, I can adjust and so does the patio! Let’s take a look!