March 30, 2009

The Uncoffee Table

In preparation for the new study sofa's arrival on Friday, today I ventured into the danger zone, HomeGoods. I found these great ottoman stools for $50 each that I thought might work great as an alternative to a coffee table and/or to use as extra seating when needed. Little did I know that the extra seating would be for the cats.

On the plus side they do look very appreciative don't they?

46 comments:

  1. The cats make the tables! Periodically, we work very hard to clean all the crap off the island and within seconds, there is at least one cat in the free space:)

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  2. Oh that's so funny! And you're absolutely right about Home Goods being the "danger zone". It's almost impossible to leave without taking something home with you.

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  3. I love me some Homegoods! They have some REALLY great stuff right now!!!! Love your new finds!

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  4. This made me smile.
    ANYTHING new we bring home, the cats think it's for them.
    The "tables" are pretty, and so are the kitties.
    :)
    ~Becca~

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  5. I love your un-coffee table and I especially love the cats! That is so cute!
    ~Corinne

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  6. those are perfect.
    i love how you are awaiting the new goods.
    xoxo
    can't wait!

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  7. What a find I would have totally scooped them up!!!

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  8. Great find Jen! I'm loving your cats. Those are perfect cat perches!
    xo Kelli

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  9. They look like they are thinking, "It's about time she got us own our seat."

    Okay...what's the new sofa look like?

    And I have a dilemna... Silver Bella? or London in the fall?

    My good friend has moved to London and I really want to go see her...but I don't think I can do both....$ and time....what to do, Jen?

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  10. Just like cats!!! Our two kitties Miss Lizzie and Sasha make them selves comfy wherever they please! So cute and love the ottomans.

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  11. Love the green!You can see more of it at my blog Check me out at http://decoratingyourworld.blogspot.com Great choices.

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  12. Those are great! I am really loving the bird pillow on the chaise... do you remember where you found?

    XOXO
    SHS

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  13. Those are gorgeous, and the cats, well adorable and they do look very gracious sitting on their new perches!

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  14. Oh, I LOVE them!!! good purchase!!!

    (hoping you got my email, I tagged you). wink.

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  15. LOL Cats. They seem to somehow own everything, don't they?

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  16. They look very comfy...and thankful up there. Love the color!

    I was at Homegoods today and managed to escape spending less than $25. That has to be some sort of record for me, that place is dangerous!
    ~Michelle

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  17. Very nice. And your models seem to show off the new ottomans nicely.
    Wendy

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  18. I love those - actually thought the picture was from a magazine! Can't wait to see it all together!

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  19. Thanks for the great laugh. That would happen in my house too!!

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  20. They look quite content with knowing looks of entitlement - that is what a cat's purpose is, no? ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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  21. Those "tables" are so pretty, I love the green fabric. Complements the cats well:)

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  22. love those tables. I had the same problem too. Mine have storage in them and my dog now keeps all of his toys in there. Your cats look like well behave furrkids but my cat, Ernest is a destroyer. I do love the green.

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  23. Gorgeous photo Jen - I thought it was from a magazine :-) Love the green on the ottoman stools... and of course, your beautiful cats!

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  24. of course the cats are there! Ha ha! I have always had cats and they never fail to go strait for the new thing in the house. These are very pretty -great addition to your home!

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  25. What I wouldn't give to have a Home Goods nearby! I visited the one in Indy a few weeks back and still cry inside that I did not buy those rusty metal boxes. Your ottomans look great and my daughter loves your kitty cats.
    -Shannan

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  26. They're new and of course the cats thought you bought them new perches. Very pretty. I resisted the danger zone on Sunday but I'm growing weaker every day! It's my home away from home!

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  27. I love these as an option. When I moved the last time I got rid of my coffee tables and used ottomans instead. They do double duty and everyone fights over them!

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  28. Ahhhhh! I love this picture! They look adorable! I love your kitties they are so cute! The ottomans are gorgeous!

    All the best,
    Allison

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  29. Perfect perches for your feline friends. And very stylish too!

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  30. LOVE them and your lovely decorations on top. Can't wait to see the new furniture...Christmas for adults.

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  31. Jen absolutely gorgeous coffee table stools! I love the design and color. And that green is going to look yummy with your new brown sofa too. Great find! And such cute kitties too. RJ

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  32. i keep hearing about this home goods store...it sounds like it is full of wonderful things. i should probably be glad that there isn't one close {sounds like trouble :) }
    and the cats are the cutest decorations...will they be allowed on the new couches?
    chasity

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  33. Oh Jen, I LOVE them! They are perfect! And your furbabies look SO cozy on them! Great choice!!!

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  34. Great choice... the cats look as if they've just been waiting for you to bring the ottomans home, the perfect perch... I also love the green pillow with the birds in the background!

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  35. Home Goods is definetly a danger zone...the ottomans are purr-fect! The kitties look so content!

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  36. My favorite store, you scored big time with this purchase. How lovely your new 'coffee table' is! The cats looks right at home sitting so regal on them! I just know they are thinking ...'hey, look what she brought home for us! Great new seats!'

    I hope you post photo's of the new sofa once it's in place.

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  37. love using ottomans...they are so versatile! I have tried to stay away from homegoods lately but I think I better go and check it out.
    the cats look very happy!:)

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  38. I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!
    their little beachy toile lookin selves!!
    what a great space you've got goin' on there babe!

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  39. Wow, nice. How come I can't find deals like that?

    Love that the cats think it's for them!

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  40. I love Home Goods, so many great can't live without items. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Im JEALOUS- what great finds..do you have one of their credit card? I use it only when I shop at TJ's, Marshalls or Home Goods- I love getting the $ back!

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  42. Stopped over from Lola B's. Love your blog.

    I need two of those ottomans!! Those are so cute. I have been on the look out for a couple of somethings for coffee tables/ottomans and Homegoods is the one store I have not looked at.....it is too far away...wish it were closer.

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  43. Jen,
    Dear lady, cats do NOT appreciate, they DESERVE their new perches!!!!

    How is it, if you're reading something, that becomes the must be spot for your cat?

    I love 'em too. ^..^

    Deborah

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  44. Oh your cats are so cute! So nice of you to buy them seats (which I love!). You really do need a good hour to browse through HomeGoods, don't you?

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  45. ooo what a find-- they are such pretty tables! haven't been quite so lucky on my recent homegoods adventures, but it's difficult to walk out of there empty handed. love your two kitties too and am happy to have found your blog-- i'll be back to peruse some more!

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  46. A purrr-fect perch for the cats!

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