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Pick a Chair

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Painted Chairs

Painted Chairs

While walking the streets in Westerville, Ohio, I discovered these chairs on a porch at a small shop. Colorful and eye-catching I raised up my camera to capture in pixels what I saw and felt. But what did these eclectic chairs on this porch lead to?

Ironically the shop is called Serendipity. At first I thought it was a coffee shop but they were advertising ice cream sundaes. After walking inside I discovered it’s an older home where they have converted the different rooms into small coves with tables and chairs. People can come in find a table in a corner that suits them for study time, after all it is a college town, or read a book, or write in their journal or share an intimate conversation. For any of you couch potatoes, you could sink into the couch located in a back room and watch CNN on a flat screen TV. Weather permitting you may want to grab one of the tables on the patio or you could pick one of the brightly painted chairs on the front porch and stare at strangers as they walk by.

I met the owners, a husband and wife team, who hire the college students to help in the shop. I would use the words friendly, outgoing, energetic, to describe them. From the description above you may think I’m describing a coffee shop but it is more than that. They served a little bit of everything including sandwiches, fries, soups, salads, ice cream, malts and coffees. Did I mention ice cream? Their ambiance was inviting enough that I’ll go back sometime and try one of their paninis or a sundae or a salad or a bowl of soup or a quesadilla or a cappuccino or a……


Written by Monte Stevens

July 2, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Great colors in the pic, reminds me of an ice cream cone itself! You made me hungry!


    July 2, 2009 at 4:44 am

  2. Monte, it sounds like you made a nice discovery which will require future visits. I imagine someone had fun selecting the colors and painting these chairs.


    July 2, 2009 at 6:16 am

  3. Monty…I just love this picture!! I want to frame it and hang it in my house!! You take fabulous pictures!


    July 11, 2009 at 6:18 pm

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