I have a philosophy when it comes to purchases or decorating my home. If I can't figure out exactly what I want where or if I can't find or afford what I really want, I wait. I'd rather have nothing or do nothing until I know what I want or find what "speaks to me", or can afford to get what I want. Actually it's kind of exciting know that it will happen one day.....I will find exactly what I want or be able to purchase just the right thing for the spot!
That's why my kitchen cabinets have had nothing above them since we remodeled our kitchen. Nothing I happen to think of just makes me jump up and down. I think I have an idea now, but it hasn't been until recently that I thought of what I'd like there. It will take awhile to get it to that point though. So there we go again with waiting. But that's okay.
One big thing I've waited on concerns living room furniture. We've had our living room furniture since 1990! Maybe I shouldn't tell that....I guess it's kind of embarrassing. It's been through life with all my kids. But.....what I want I can't afford, or put it this way.....it's not #1 on our priority list. There are always other things that come up that have to come first. I LOVE Johnston Benchworks furniture, but I would also settle for used furniture with the right bones to have re-upholstered in the prim fabrics that I love. I'm always on the look-out for a good deal on either of the above options.
That's why I was so excited to find my newest purchase at the antique gallery that Joy and I frequent. I passed by one particular booth and saw "it". It was a blue chair and it was a fabric pattern that I loved!
I figured it would be way out of my price range, but imagine my surprise to find a price tag of $90 on it! I was thrilled! I came home and presented my case to Jason. He said yes. I decided that when I went back, if it was still there, it was meant to be and if it was gone, not meant to be. I was really really happy to find it still waiting (for me). :)
I'm not really comfortable with haggling on prices, but I thought it was worth a try to just ask. I mean, all they could do is say no, right? So I asked if the owner of that booth would take any less for the chair (actually I thought the price was already reasonable and I was getting it anyway), but I had to ask. The clerk asked me to make an offer. I didn't know what to say, so she suggested I offer $75. So I did. She called the owner and when it was said and done, I got it for 10% off, $81! Even better than $90!
My intentions were that it would eventually end up in my living room, but for now it would probably go in my bedroom. I had just the spot for it there. I would wait until I had the rest of my furniture (that I'm still sort of patiently waiting on) before I put it in the living room. However, when I got it home and put it in the living room in this corner, I knew it had to stay. I love it there. Actually, I love that entire corner!
When the Christmas tree goes up, it will have to be moved to our bedroom for the Christmas season, but it will then be moved back. You know how everything always looks bare after Christmas decor comes down? Well, now I'll have my chair to look forward to and it won't be so bare! I love it!
Good things really do come to those who wait.......so now I'm waiting on the rest of it! :)