Someday my wife and I will spend the money to furnish our home with new furniture. This will probably happen when the children are a little older and less likely to ruin it. Maybe in our next home.
Until that time, I am grateful for the friends who have so generously passed on their furniture to us as they upgrade their own. There are a few items that we actually purchased in the house, but much of our furniture is comprised of hand-me-downs, including the items brought over by our friends today.