Monday, June 22, 2009


I'm a big fan of CB2, Crate & Barrel's new home furnishings store which is a bit trendier and less expensive than the Crate & Barrel stores. I consider CB2 in the same category as IKEA, but just a little bit more upscale and with furnishings that are already assembled.

To celebrate the arrival of Summer, I spent my economic stimulus money for 2009 on some yellow chairs that I had seen on the cover of the CB2 catalog a few months ago. When I went to order them through the online store, I discovered that they were marked down! This left me with a little extra money which I used to buy a turquoise side table.

These chairs and table are for one of my upstairs balconies. When I just checked the web site to see if they are still being sold, I discovered, that the chairs are marked down another $20 each. I am not sure if the table has been further reduced or not, but they are a really great bargain for cheerful sturdy furniture.

Friday night, J, L, and I celebrated the arrival of summer and our new outdoor furniture with hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine on the balcony.

Happy Summer, All!