Friday, March 4, 2011

Pendant Lights

My friend, Dana and I have this joke.  It goes like this.

'Look at these great new pillows I just got. (pause) Oh my goodness, now the rug doesn't match.'

($100 later)

'Look at this great new rug I got to match the pillows. (pause) You know what would go great in here, a new ceiling fan to accent the brown colors in the new pillows and rug.'

($250 later)

'Look at this gorgeous fan I got for a steal at Home Depot.  It really brings out the brown in the new pillows and rug I got. (pause) Wait, wouldn't tearing down this wall bring in so much more light to really accent the brown in the pillows and the rug and the fan?!!'

You get the idea.  One thing leads to another which leads to another which leads to another.  Long story short, a domesticated housewife's decorating responsibilities never let up.  We must keep on keepin' on.  It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it ... and somebody else has to pay the Pier One bill. (wink)

So at our house we have this amazingly big counter top in our kitchen.  It's great for rolling out pies, making fresh pasta, and just about anything else you want to do that requires a lot of space.  (Sometimes I pretend I'm on Top Chef Finals and only have 35 minutes to make the best meal of my life in hopes of winning that free trip to Croatia and $30,000.)  You get the idea, it's a nice space.  For some time I had been wanting to get bar stools for the area.  Why only limit the counter to cooking?  Let's expand our horizons and eat at the counter, use our laptop at the counter, use the counter as a landing pad for our remote control helicopter (don't ask ... that's a whole 'nother post).  Anyway, that's when I found these cheap white saddle stools that fit perfectly in our little space.

(This is where Dana & I's joke comes in.)

Looking at our great additions I thought to myself, 'These new stools look great. (pause) You know what else would go great in here ... PENDANT LIGHTS!'

And that brings us to Valentine's Day 2011.  Knowing my domesticated housewife decorating wheels were in fifth gear, Joe stepped up and took the reigns on installation and gave me pendant lights as a Valentine's gift.  All I had to do was pick out the light shades and get him a very nice North Face jacket in return.  Everyone wins.

Look at how well the new stools and pendant lights really add to the space. (pause)  You know what else would look good in there ... ?! 


Perpetual Blind Date said...

Its "if you give a mouse a cookie" grown-up style. I do the same thing all the time and end up sending my apartment into decorating overload! Love the stools.

Joe and Melody said...

Touché, girl. I've considered in the past making a list of all my hopeful home improvements but then I realized that I prefer them all jumbled together in my head. P.S. Thanks for the comment. It gave me the nudge to check out your blog, which I love. I'll be copy and pasting that button. (wink)

Shauna said...

Mel, I love this made me laugh. I happen to be the QUEEN of those statements; the wheels are always turning I tell ya. The pendants are lovely, and the saddle seats are classic. What's next? Lol

Meredith said...

too true, too true! when we get going it never stops. love it! also, those lights are fab. dainty yet functional. perfection:)