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Vintage splurge and random updates

June 16th, 2015 at 12:02 pm

I finally got the photos of the 1960s table and chairs I splurged on to upload, so it's posted below. $500 well spent!

In other news, I got my last freelance check and I sent all of it to the IRA, so that's $390 closer to my goal.

The newspaper I work for was just sold to a huge media company. (It came out of nowhere). Of course, the new company has a reputation for gutting the papers they buy, so everyone is scared to death.

It seems a blessing that I let my weekly freelance gig go right before this happened, because I would not have wanted to deal with an extra layer of complication on top of the already ridiculous workload and tiny paycheck. I'm happy I'm not counting on that money, and that I did not commit to expensive summer childcare. Phew.

Still, I do write for other publications now owned by the new company, and now I'm wondering how this sale will impact the little bit of income I have left. Ugh.

This Friday is mortgage payment day. I always look forward to seeing the balance drop. Looks like we'll get below $31,000!

9 Responses to “Vintage splurge and random updates”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Cool! Love it. Glad you are happy with the purchase. It is probably one of those things that you could resell for at least as much as you bought it for down the line to the right buyer! If I still had a mortgage on Friday, I'd love my balance to be close to yours....very close to owing the home outright.

  2. chloe Says:

    LOVE the new table/chairs! They work really well with your rug.

  3. scottish girl Says:

    Love them! I noticed the art work in the background too, lovely Smile

  4. laura/deacon's wife Says:


    LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Look so art deco! I have a vintage rattan tiki set in my basement (like couch, chair, swivel chair, coffee table, side table with lamp, end table, AND the coordinating bamboo shelf. If only I were a bit more confident, I'd try to incorporate it into my split level 70s house!

  5. mimaki Says:

    Super adorable dining set!! I hope all goes well with the transition to the new company

  6. ThriftoRama Says:

    Laura, I have a tiki ROOM! It's the next one on the list to deck out. It's the den right off this living room.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    You are so close to owning your home! Way cool!

  8. My English Castle Says:

    Gorgeous!
    Is the new company a Murdoch machine?

  9. laura/deacon's wife Says:


    Pictures of tiki room?!

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