The square pea gravel patio out front was designed to eventually house a table and four chairs. We built it so that we could sit out in the shade, and provide enough space for neighbors and passersby to plop down and sit a spell. Up till now, we've had these 2 cool old vintage chairs out there (pictured below), and then we brought the bench up that John had made out of scrap wood.
We've definitely been using those and hanging out on the patio, but it still felt like a solitary act with not the best room for others to sit with us. So, we've still been scouting for the right patio set. I've had my mind set on modern, low-slung Santorini chairs and a matching low round table for a while, but haven't come across them, or rather any that I could afford. I've coveted them on various websites, but they are rare to find, and extremely expensive. Still, a guy can dream.
But as fate would have it, our friend Stephanie was moving and looking for a home for her grandmother's old patio furniture. It is not our modern Santorini set, but it is so awesome! (Thanks Steph!!)
This set goes all the way back to Kerrville, Texas and was bought many years ago by grandma. It's in great condition, has bouncy comfortable chairs and there is nothing better than having something with a story and history. Plus the style matches our 50's central Texas ranch. It even has a slight New Orleans vibe (in my mind anyway). And the very day that we put this out there, a neighbor walked past, stopped, plopped and chatted for a good long time. Perfect!
(Pay no attention to the ugly watering hose!)
We actually plan on powder coating this set teal blue once we can afford it, but for now, it is just fabulous. The perfect place to sit in the mornings, especially with a good cup of French press coffee!