So... I got new chairs for our deck. The ikea chairs we had here before were fine (you can see them here), but they were always a makeshift-solution because I really wanted something more comfortable and fitting for the space. Somewhen last winter I saw this picture in a magazine (I don´t know the source anymore, don´t hate me):
Sorry the picture quality is terrible but you get the idea. I really liked this whole set-up and especially the chairs. But when I looked around I realized chairs like these are quite expensive... and we didn´t exactly have a budget for them. Still, I kept looking and what do you know, in early April I found "my" chairs on Ebay on sale. I had an Ebay voucher as well so... new chairs! Happy happy!
I think they work very nicely here. And they are very comfortable! Also please note my cute little lavender trees on the table! I didn´t really need lavender trees but I literally stumbled over them at our local garden center and well. The husband jokes that he won´t let me drive into town anymore because every time I do, I come back with a plant. Or two. Or three. Guilty as charged!
This year, I decided to have a few plants on the windowsill. I´ve dismissed this idea as too cutesy in the past, but I needed to have something there so that Kasimir - the neighbor´s cat who lives on our deck - won´t sit there anymore. It drives me crazy to have this cat staring into our kitchen/library and the windows are always dirty. Plants bought, problem solved. Well almost. He now sits on the table and stares longingly through the window. Silly cat.
On the other side of the deck is a new old table that I had for ages but never used anywhere. I painted it a bright blue and love it here. So here you are, the deck 2015! I am still so glad to have this space. We´re out here all the time.