I have a sort of junking saga this week. Last weekend we got away from our usual haunts when we went a little farther afield for a meal. On our way back we came across a tiny place with stuff out front. Just when I spotted a little white bench I was a bit interested in I started to feel somewhat like Sandra Bullock with Hugh Grant in that scene in "Final Notice" when they're in backed up traffic. LOL!
I couldn't find a price on the bench, and began to seriously not care. So we went on our way. But you know how it is.... I couldn't stop thinking about it, and was sure that little bench was going to get snapped up before I could get back to it. Monday morning I drove back. Closed. Ditto Tuesday. Then 4th of July. By the time I found the place open Thursday afternoon the little bench was no longer out front. I checked inside to be sure I wasn't just missing it, and there it was tucked back by the counter. It had a hammer and nails placed on it.
"Is the bench for sale?" I sort of begged the woman running the place.
"No, sorry. I use it around here all the time. It's very sturdy and just right for standing on."
I just stood there staring at it. Not saying anything. But not giving up either.
"I've had lots of people want to buy it. I don't know why," she said.
"I think it's because it's old, and has that white paint," I said pitifully, but calmly, though sort of screaming inside, "gimme! gimme! gimme!"
"Well, you could make me an offer," she finally said, mercifully.
"Uh, what would be enough to make you wanna part with it?," I asked, still trying to stay cool, but knowing I was going to pay whatever it was. She answered about five dollars more than what I thought would be a stinkin' fabulous price, and I gave it a few beats for self respect and human decency before lunging upon it nonchalantly.
Yes, yes, it's somewhat irrationally mine now.
So I'm in the pink!
I also went on a futile search for more hard to find vintage print cotton sheets. But more euphoria awaits me out there some other time. For now, I'll enjoy the vintage sheets I already have, mixed in with a bit of Simply Shabby Chic. My new bench just begged for it. . . .
I hope you're getting enough of that summer country cottage feeling! We had a big downpour last evening. And everything is fresh and green and eerily humid for our part of the planet. And it's the weekend again! Hope it's fabulous!
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