Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dining without food

I can't believe I forgot to mention this, but about a week ago, B got into (another) bike wreck and sprained his foot! So in a matter of a couple of weeks, we were both able to discover the joys of walking on crutches, and by "joys" I really mean, giant pain in my ass when you can't use two feet people.
Well, of the two of us, B is the cook and dog runner so his hurt foot has really put a kink in our daily routines. I've promised him yummy home cooked meals, and have sadly only provided pizza (from a local pizzeria), tacos (from a local taqueria), and noodles with old tomato sauce (yum). I suck. Instead of pre-planning meals, like I should be, I'm thinking about fun dining spaces where I charm my sweet B with a nice home cooked meal (from the local Mexican restaraunt, of course).
This is a cheerful place where I'd want to drink lots of sangria.

source: Kelly Moseley {via Design Sponge}
How cool is this repurposed kitchen table?

via Design Sponge
Mismatched chairs are so quirky and I love the combo of steel and wood.

source: DesignFragment {via Desire to Inspire}
The giant, abstract painting and glamorous chandelier create an eclectic/artsy space.

via Ticklish From a Distance (original source unknown)
In case you're feeling bad for B, don't worry, I won't feed him old tomato sauce tonight.

{my "upcycled" silverware holder is on World of Mod Podge today! Thanks Amy!}

29 comments:

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. You guys are really having a string of back luck lately, aren't you? I hope you both recover soon! And stay off those bikes! You know I am the same way - instead of planning meals and other things around the house, I'm spending all my time looking at pretty houses. It's just so much more fun! I also just saved that first pic too. Don't you just love the green?

Iva said...

ohh B!! ouch! so sorry, can we please stop with the bike wrecks though? scary scary!! I am glad you are ok!!

Seriously though, picking up food times some time and effort as well :) {lol} great job! I love Mexican food, so I'd be loving that take out! I am sure you are an amazing cook though :)

I love these tables! I like the 2nd space a lot BUT that 3rd shot?!! WOW!! Awesome area and love the different chairs too!

fabulous post...I am now starving...for Mexican...at 8:25 am.... :) thanks! LOL

The Cottage Cheese said...

You are not going to believe this, but I just posted a dining rooms/kitchens post 5 minutes ago! We are totally on the same wavelength. We obviously have the same taste. One of my pics included Eames Eiffel tower base chairs too! Spooky...

Poor Christina and B. I hope B is off the crutches soon!

Iva said...

TAKES* OOPS!! ugh!!

Blair said...

Sorry about B's ankle! What stunning dining spaces. I just adore that last one.

Rachel said...

I love the different chairs. So quirky!

Kristen Sara said...

All of these kitchens would inspire me to actually spend more time in them, cooking. But then again, I truly believe take out is some of the best kind of cooking a girl can do!

Berry said...

I love the mismatched chairs and the chandelier against the abstract painting! It's so quirky and fun! =)

christina said...

I'm sorry to hear that you've both been weilding crutches lately. At least you can "feel each other's pain" so to speak. And I love your method of cooking. I've been doing a lot of that lately, too. Maybe I'll try the old tomato sauce tonight...that's the only one I haven't tried yet.

Nora Johnson said...

Ouch! But what gorgeous dining areas!

xxLOL LOLA:)

drollgirl said...

these are so great, especially # 2, 3 & 4!

hope your man is feeling better soon. we be ailing in my house a lot too. sometimes i feel like i am a hundred! crazy!

Bluebell said...

Loving the final pic with the abstract art! Hope B's gets on the mend soon.

Waxy said...

hehe - you cook like I do!!! :-P

avant garde said...

bummer about your foot, well...your feet, both of yours. funny how something happened to both of you, and it's feet. life is weird. my fiance is the shopper and the cook, if anything happened to him, or his foot, he would be in more misery with me at the helm. the stove helm that is! :)

stacy di said...

oh NO! hope B is feeling better soon...and I totally understand the importance of looking for fabulous spaces rather than cooking!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

I hope you guys recover quickly - No fun being on crutches!

You're too funny with the cooking. I love to cook when I have my pantry stocked, but hate it when I want to cook something and need to run to the store.

Sending healing thoughts your way. :)

xoxo

Berry said...

Is B your sister? Because I call my sister B too! Haha! What a coincidence! =D

Simply Mel said...

Poor B! Hope he is better soon!

I'm in love with the final image...wow! wow! wow!

Gabby said...

Sorry about B's ankle and the old tomato sauce! :) Love those pictures...they all would make eating so much better!

Sam said...

That top sun drenched room has my name written all over it!! Oh what I wouldn't give to live there!! So sorry to hear about B's foot - that's a big hassel to say the least - which I guess you are the expert on having just recovered from one yourself! Maybe it's sprained itself in sympathy with your foot?

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

love the 2nd one...and you can keep place settings in the drawers..lol

Diana said...

yikes, sorry to hear about his ankle!
don't feel bad about what you think is a "bad" homecooked meal. any effort is totally appreciated, i'm sure. scott is happy with a bowl of cereal, so he's easy, haha!

vintage simple said...

That last dining room is stunning. I love the mix of old and modern... So very cool. I need that painting. And those chairs. *Sigh..!* Sorry - I think I just left some drool on your blog...
-maria

Tammy Tant said...

The last pic is my favorite, the floors are gorgeous....... So, what's for dinner tonight ?

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

The last pic is stunning. I want the painting, the chandelier, the table, the chairs....I want it all! :)

Dallas Shaw said...

love these...
the styles are so different, not sure which is my fav

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Hanako66 said...

these are all so gorgeous....I have been kind of bad this week too in the cooking department!

Bromeliad said...

Ouch. Sorry. It's exhausting to have one person laid up, let alone two.

My honey finally got his cast off and is

sunnygirlsf said...

I love that first photo! oh..and the second one too. Great dining finds!!

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