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New furniture

My new table and chairs have arrived!









The cats, Clio and Manasse, are circling it warily. I'd forgotten how badly Leila deals with change -- the poor thing has taken to hiding under the sofa again. She'll come out when she's ready, I suppose.

I must admit that I'm in two minds about it myself. I needed a new table and chairs, but the old set was round and much lighter,





and not made of oak, which frankly is a type of wood I'm not too fond of; and now that the new set's here, I'm not sure if it's not too clunky for my tastes. Also, I'm not convinced that having another rectangular table in a room that already has four is one of my better ideas -- but I suppose I'll soon get used to it. For now, I just hope my sweethearts will keep their claws to themselves.

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married_n_mich
Aug. 17th, 2006 11:50 am (UTC)
How nice! I love getting new furniture. Freshens everything up, doesn't it?
gamiila
Aug. 17th, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC)
It does! It also causes much stress, and yelling at the cats to get away from my new chairs and their pristine upholstery. ;-)
bogwitch
Aug. 17th, 2006 11:51 am (UTC)
It looks alright anyway.
gamiila
Aug. 17th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
I still think it looked better in the shop...but it's not too bad, and it has a few advantages over the previous set (mainly, that the table isn't wobbly and the seats on the chairs aren't made of caning). I've done alright, and for a mere 300 euros!
__kali__
Aug. 17th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
I like it. I like the little donkey table centre too.
gamiila
Aug. 17th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
Hee! My little donkey table centre (actually, pen holder) is one of my prize possessions! ;-)
curiouswombat
Aug. 17th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
I think it is rather smart.
gamiila
Aug. 18th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
That's it! I walked into the room this morning and suddenly felt like Raquel in that episode in Only Fools & Horses, in which Delboy, to impress his in-laws, had borrowed a table and chairs from Peckham borough council. ;-)

I'm sure it'll grow on me, though.
enigmaticblues
Aug. 18th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
I really like the table and chairs.
gamiila
Aug. 18th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
Thank you! It is a nice set; I just worry that it may be a little too nice. With 3 philistine cats around, I have no hope of keeping it that way...
(Anonymous)
Aug. 19th, 2006 11:29 am (UTC)
new furniture
grin:) so you still collect donkeys then ? Was Romeo ever able to wear the donkey slippers:) Whenever I see a novelty item featuring a donkey I HAVE to think of you :)
gamiila
Aug. 19th, 2006 11:38 am (UTC)
Re: new furniture
Of course I'm still donkey-mad! And Romeo wore those slippers till they fell apart, and then he was heartbroken. Still can't thank you enough for finding and gifting them in the first place!
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