It is mind-boggling that Target has not even been mentioned thus far into our blogging experience. It is our home away from home (along with Lowe’s) and has provided us with many a piece of furniture that we adore. In fact, our Thomas O Brien media console, two leather storage ottomans, dining table, Magnavox flat panel TV and gorge Victoria Hagan end tables all hail from Tarjay (the French pronunciation is tres chic, non?).
And last night we made out like bandits again. We returned home with a swank leather Parsons chair for my desk ($99), a stainless steel floor lamp ($29) for our light deprived den, and this ironstone serving platter ($9) along with two small $2 dishes (which we have converted into a food & water station for our cutie patootie pooch).
The new Parsons chair even inspired me to clean up my desk and store my rarely-used printer/fax in a closet, instead of under my beautiful white lacquered desk (one of our favorite wedding presents). And have I mentioned that the padded leather chair is about 673% more comfortable than my old $20 Ikea chair? Please refer to these infomercial-style “Before and After” photos below to see the added comfort and joy associated with the new chair:
Summer Smith says
it’s DID need a comment! Here, so your old post won’t be lonely.
Summer Smith says
did I really say “it’s did?” OMG how embarrassing.
wow.. burger looks like a cat on this picture!
Here’s a comment for you! I love that idea with the platter and bowls!
We store Fenway’s(the boston terrier) food in a large glass jar with a lid right on the counter. It looks really nice. We use stainless steel bowls that are elevated a little off the ground. They are kept right by the same counter as his food. This Makes getting Fenway’s breakfast really easy.
Question? Why do you have Burger’s feeding station in the den and not in the kitchen? Just curious. I love your blog, its the best one out there!
Burger has been hanging out/eating in the den ever since we got him because the floors used to be terrible faux-parquet linoleum that we knew we’d be replacing with hardwood (so it was a great room for potty training- and if he drank or ate a bit enthusiastically it was stress free since we hated the floor). Of course we’ve since changed the flooring over to hardwood and he’s totally potty trained (and a very neat eater/drinker) but we decided since he liked his little den eating nook we wouldn’t move him into the kitchen (which also has hardwood floors so it’s really not a difference in the event of a spill).
I love how you keep Fenway’s food in a large glass jar! We actually keep Burger’s food in a big metal tin on my desk about 8 feet away from his feeding station. Gotta love storage that looks good and gets the job done!
Sherry (& Burger)
Well maybe my blog will pick up someday, like yours now, too.
I found your blog and have been starting from…well…the start (only makes sense, right?). I have the very same, infomercial inspiring uncomfortable chair from Ikea. Luckily it houses a few neatly stacked novels instead of a human. Also, so happy to read I’m not the only one that lives at Target and calls it Tarjay, although Tearget has become a favorite for unknown reasons.
Thanks for blogging!
I, too, have resorted to heeding Maria Von Trapp’s admonition to “start at the very beginning” you know since it’s a “very good place to start”.
I’ve only been reading so far, but I had to comment on this old post because I am totally jealous that you have a neat eater for a dog!
My english bulldog’s face will only fit in a very LARGE bowl and his jowls tend to make his water area a little drooly. In over six years I still haven’t managed to make an easily maintainable feeding area. May have to try some sort of tray though. Hmmmmm…
I just saw this post because I was noodling around your “pet posts” on your blog – too funny because I chose the same Tar-shay dishes for our kitties! They look so stylish and work perfectly. I put them on a green cloth placemats (ones that we don’t use anymore) so it’s easy to throw them in the wash. But now I’m curious about the rectangular serving dish underneath…shall have to peruse the Tarshay aisles :)