A New Love

28 Feb

I scouted a couple of estate sales last Friday and fell in love with something I couldn’t have. He was beautiful: strong arms, lean lines, excellent condition. But alas, he was $65 and mama’s bank account just ain’t that deep. But I had a plan.

There are few things I have gone back to sales for on half-price day, and even fewer that were still there by the time I dragged my carcass out of bed. This time I was determined. I set my alarm for 7:30 (gasp) I know…but my little love usually wakes us up around 8 and I couldn’t take the risk. I threw on some clothes, pulled the hair up and took off for the sale.

Which started an hour later than I thought it did. Hmph…

So I went to another sale down the street and found my dear friends the church ladies. I’ve been to many of their sales. They go to a church down the street from our house and when they were running a sale two doors down I went a few (dozen) times and they fell in love with Liam. And we brought them cookies. Now they remember me. 😉

Still having 40 minutes til the sale started I decided to do the Rock Star a favor and bring donuts because little one had kept us up most of the night. That cheered him up.

Donut in hand, I headed back out to the sale. It was about a 10 minute drive.

When I pulled up there were about five other cars there. When I saw the sale company car pull into the driveway I hopped out and ended up being the fourth person in line. I’ve never waited in line for a sale to open, but I suppose that’s what you gotta do sometimes!

And it paid off. I busted through the door, ran down — I mean politely scooted around — some older ladies, and bolted down to the basement. Hooray! It was still there. I snatched it and trotted back up stairs to purchase my half-price treasure.

So what was it?

Isn’t he beautiful? He’s everything I dreamed he would be, and more. And I’m going to leave him just the way he is.

I love the way he sits in our living room. I would say don’t tell the Rock Star about my new found love, but he’s already in love, too.

What great treasures have you found lately? I’d love to see!


11 Responses to “A New Love”

  1. Kari @ Foreclosure2fabulous February 28, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    Fabulous find!! I’m highly impressed with your determination 🙂

    • Erin February 28, 2012 at 8:46 am #

      Thanks Kari!

  2. Rachel February 28, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    He is a very handsome chair. I am jealous. The color, the lines. Good buy!

    • Erin February 28, 2012 at 9:00 am #

      Thanks Rachel! There was a red one, too. I should have posted where it was! Kind of a crazy morning.

  3. Quinn February 28, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    Love it!

  4. Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design February 28, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Love it, and your determination! Go You! It looks awesome!

    • Erin February 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

      Thanks Whitney!

  5. Amy@BuffaloRoam February 29, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Oh, I love him! He looks just like “you”. 🙂 Great find!

  6. Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication March 1, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    What a great find! I love the color!

  7. thistlewoodfarm March 5, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    Your new friend is so fabulous! Great find and he looks perfect, jus the way he is.


    • Erin March 5, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

      Thanks Karianne! I’m still so in love!

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