Well, Mom is now firmly in love with Home Goods, and I think Samwow and I may be headed back there tomorrow to make the first purchase on her behalf for the mother-in-law cottage that's in the planning stages.
My mother's lovely homes have always been decked out in weighty Ethan Allen furniture and antiques. Her octagonal dining table seats twelve. That's great in a formal Victorian home. A tiny beach cottage?
We'd have to butter it to get it in there.
Keep in mind this will be the first time in her life she'll be decorating a home strictly for herself.
But Mom isn't one to let something minor like a diminutive domicile or the inability to walk daunt her, and besides, how stinking cute is this little bistro set for $150?
I'm leaning more toward the blue one; I love the details.
All those scrumptious little gingerbready curlicues look like a girly coastal place to me.
She thought the green set looked more comfortable,
but I Goldilocksed them both and saw no difference.
The matching side tables are entirely too cute. She's going to have her own little covered porch, so this would be a great versatile piece indoors or out.
We also stumbled across this little set with a marcasite-like finish.
So which way do you think we should lean?