Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Stuff Around the House

Ah, so it is finally Tuesday again. I took pics in preparation for today's post, but since I told yall yesterday that I was headed to go get that dresser I had been pining for, I thought I would do that instead.

A little story...

About a month ago (Dec 27th) on my way back from grocery shopping, I stopped at this little tiny town's Flea Market. (The building was an 18 wheeler garage, they gutted it last summer and converted it to our own little multiple family continuous yard sale. Ever since it opened, I have been a frequent customer.) I went halfway down looking over things carefully (don't want to miss anything), when my eyes fell on a dresser and the rest of the place just melted out of view.

I looked it over, it had some slight flaws, but all in all a very nice piece. I guess you could say it was Love at first sight, you know that feeling in your gut that says "I am perfect for you and you are perfect for me."

It was as if this dresser was talking to me...
Please take me home, wash me, polish me and use me! I need a warm home, this cold dark place is ruining my wood! Do you know how awful it is to have rats think you are perfect to nest in. They chewed a hole in my un-see-ables!

I asked the man "How much?" He say 60, but I'll take 50. My heart sank. I was currently the owner of only 32. I looked at it once more and left. Determined (in my mind) to save up the money and hope it would still be there.

I went back once a week, to make sure it was still there. Thankfully it was, each time.

Finally, (through a bit of financial luck) I was headed to get my diamond in the ruff. I walk in and instantly sent my glance to where it had been all this time. I started to panic! The whole area was empty. I rush down to the area, my heart sinking at each step. I was audibly muttering "Oh, No!" I felt like I was an the verge of a full blown tantrum. I swung around to look back towards the entrance to send the cruel lady who sold it a growling look.

Out of the corner of my eye (as if beaming it's dull smile at me) there it was on the opposite wall.

I breathed.

Then I saw this other woman walking towards it (I not knowing at the time, she was a worker there), I rushed over there and planted my big butt on it, not putting any weight on it, but getting my point across! It's Mine, back off!

I can't remember the last time I was eager to whip out money and give it to someone else! Relief washes over me and at last we are together.

After spending the last two days doing some heavy duty cleaning and fixing some of it's minor flaws (like the hole the rats chewed) and with fresh liners, I proudly present my new dresser.


Ocean Girl said... [Reply to comment]

That is a priceless piece. It is beautiful Heather.

Jen said... [Reply to comment]

What a great piece and an even better story to go with it. We used to have a place like that just over the border in WI. It was filled with all kinds of treasures. It's now a funeral home and 1 hour foto.

Joanie M said... [Reply to comment]

What a great find!! Enjoy it!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on your great find!

Spot said... [Reply to comment]

It is beautiful Heather! Don't you just love great finds? I like having one of a kind pieces instead of stuff you buy at walmart. Lol. I'd like to call my collection shabby chic, but it's more like just shabby. ;]


Tinkerschnitzel said... [Reply to comment]

You should have talked them down to the $32, but I like to haggle. Great find, and you didn't pay a lot for it either! Glad you finally got it after it calling your name for so long. :)

Jen said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations! I'm sure it will take good care of your unmentionables.

Mrsbear said... [Reply to comment]

It looks great. So much more satisfying since you saved up for it and it was still there waiting just for you! I love a happy ending.

Eric said... [Reply to comment]

Nice, looks like some heavy duty hardwood!

Sprite's Keeper said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, I love the legs on that dresser! My parents have one with 2 rows of drawers that they inherited from my grandfather and it's so retro. Very cool!

Kathryn said... [Reply to comment]

Oh! It's beautiful! No wonder you wanted it so bad! And it was meant to beeee....with yoouuuuu.

It's loooove!


Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Ocean Girl...Thanks, I wish I could find out just how priceless. That is kind of a oxy moron statement. Priceless, but yet I want a price. LOL!

Jen...Thanks. It's sad places we love, get traded in for something that is quote better.

Joanie...Thanks and I definately will!

Suzicate...I sorta feel like it found me. I mean it is exactly what I have been searching for.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Spot...I love finding great finds! I would love it more if I had had the funds for it at the time I found it. That month was torture!
I don't really like the "this must match that" kind of thing.

Tinkerschnitzel...Oh, if only I could haggle, I have never been very good at it.

Jen...I started filling it up yesterday. Working great!

Mrsbear...I agree, way more satisfying!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Eric...I'm amazed I didn't notice that, all them times I went to visit with it. I seriously didn't think it was all that heavy till after I paid for it and tried to get it to my truck. Lucky for me some guys helped.

Sprite's Keeper...To be honest the legs are what I saw first. I already have some end tables with those legs. I just love that style!

Kathryn...Took a long time to get it, but was well worth it. Thanks, lol!

Angelia said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome girl! Congrats. What a beautiful dresser and excellent steal of deal. I can tell ya'll will be very happy together. :-)