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Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Anniversary Chair

This is a cute story, not so much about getting a present for my anniversary but who gave it to me, how it was given and where it was bought!

My husband and I went out to dinner for our 22nd wedding anniversary. We left our two college age children at home to fend for dinner on their own.  We returned around 9:00 and was greeted by my youngest, Maddie, with instructions to stay right where we were....the middle of the kitchen.  You could see the excitement on her face about the sheer fact she was giving us a surprise!

She goes around the corner and returns with a T-shirt for her dad that the two had bought at Belks.  Tells me that that was just for him but mine was next.

"Now Mom, yours needs a little TLC.  We went to GoodWill.  I was feeling lucky!  It was the first thing I saw.  And it was just $3 bucks!  You can look now, but remember it needs some TLC!"

Does it even matter what it was after that introduction!!!!!!!

I thought my heart would explode with pride!

She gifted me with a new thrifty project to work on...... my all time favorite thing to do!

Here it is... the anniversary chair.

A $3.00 find
....priceless memories!

It was a June wedding...

22 years ago!

See that slat with the 0 on it?
  It was totally missing when I got it.
Hubby had to help out on this project!

My boys got in on the photo session!
Joining these link parties:
At The Picket Fence...Inspiration Friday!
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Friday
Frugalicious Friday


  1. Oh what a precious and loving story. I think that's probably the neatest chair ever. Hugs, Marty

  2. I totally get it. WOW!!! Your children get it too. They love you, and they truly understand what you love. I have a feeling you're a great Mom!!! This was a great story. I have 2 girls...Daphne 12, Valerie 10...time is going by so fast. Thanks for sharing!! XO-newest follower :)


  3. What a sweet story! It's always cute when our children know what we like... my daughter brought home a bird's nest that had fallen out of a tree at her work once and I just thought it was the sweetest thing! I love the chair too, only $3?? Amazing!


  4. I love that story. Reminds me of my kids when they were younger and the excitement of their gift giving. That chair looks so familiar. Trying to think who had those chairs that I knew. It's going to haunt me, but in a good way. Love what you did with it. That is really so cool! Hope you'll stop by for a visit at Quirky Vistas.

  5. That is so cute! And what a wonderful story

  6. You sure raised that one right! I love it when people 'get' you with a gift. Congratulations.

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