My official Valentine's Day "dinner out" was actually "breakfast out" at Cracker Barrel last week... when we had an appointment in that part of town. I love Cracker Barrel and both Hubby and I are at a point in life where we prefer breakfast dates.
We enjoyed our early Valentine's Day dinner at Mr. & Mrs. Christopher's last night. There was a lot of laughter... it is such a nice thing when your adult children are also friends.
At the last minute, Christopher called to ask his dad to bring his furniture fixing tools and wood glue. One of their dining chairs had a broken stretcher bar so it was glued and clamped after dinner.
It does come in handy having a family member with a degree in furniture engineering, although I believe his fixing skills came about from summer jobs. ;)
While I was looking forward to dinner, I couldn't wait to see the much discussed new chair! Their new living room furniture is the latest retro look (I hear was inspired by the TV show Mad Men, which I have never seen). They agreed on the style at the showroom right away but the upholstery decision came with
I should have taken a picture of the sofa, the color of green is definitely more toward the 1970s and another side chair matches it. However, my daughter-in-law fell in love with this pattern they purchased for the chair-and-a-half and I think it is really cute... very youthful while being a classic style.
As I advised my son (he asked for my opinion) when they were considering it, buy a solid sofa but it is okay to have fun with a chair. It doesn't cost all that much to reupholster a chair when one wants a change a few years down the road.
My husband looked at it and then looked at Christopher and said, "You let her buy that?". Like father... like son... no bright colors or interesting patterns anywhere if it was all their decision.
Anyway, their new place is charming and they have the main living areas unpacked. It's difficult for me to believe their one year anniversary will be in just a few months. It seems just yesterday we were all busy with wedding plans. :)
May your day be filled with love and chocolate!