We have a budget and a set of priorities. We want to be able to cook and clean before we start adding some decorative color. We wanted to use the one completely empty room for an office/work space. But we find that we have to be flexible. Venice, Florida is a good place to score deals at consignment shops and charity resale shops. They are everywhere. Some places are like dumpster diving and others are so high end we can't even afford the used stuff. So we might set out looking for one thing (a bookcase for the office) and come home with something that was slated for a year or two down the road (a better patio set).
The place we happened upon that had this set is Pelican Cottage in Osprey, FL. I have the feeling I will stopping in there again before the house is done.
And, of course, there is always room to indulge the craftsy side.