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!

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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.

    blessings,
    karianne

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

      Thanks Karianne! I’m still so in love!

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