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Friday, February 8, 2008

The Unexpected



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OK, This was not going to happen. Not today, Not tomorrow, Not ever.But it did. I went to a Sales by Helen today,and,well I saw these two matching chairs. Queen Anne I thought. Covered in old slip covers. So I thought, nothing there really, went thru the entire house. Nothing caught my eye. I am getting ready to leave, and someone yells," The cops are here!" Helen is running around telling everyone, to move their cars, etc.etc. Well, I knew I could not move if I wanted too. So, If I got a ticket, I was going too. Turns out the cops were shopping at Helen's sale and from another township, they didn't care where we were parked. Well, why all this was going on, I decided to check out those chairs with the ugly slip covers. Darn it, they were hand embrodered and sighned, one of a kind. I had to buy them. Now, I bought them, they are in the car, and I am driving home! Thinking the whole time. Where the Hell am I going to put them???? Well, The library of course. So, I ended up stripping wall boarder, going to consighnment, and then to auction to make this work. Oh yah, then to Walmart, for curtains to match. So my Space ended up with a whole new look, over two chairs I had to have.

P.S. My son the 18 year old named these chairs, " the banana chairs" we will leave it at that.

14 comments:

colleen said...

Dona...that looks like a completely different room! And those chairs... I just love them. Please keep me in mind if you ever want to unload them - they would be perfect in my living room.

Michelle said...

Your chairs are really pretty..love the new look!

Michelle

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Some things you just have to have! I love the chairs, and embroidered. Perfect for your room.

Wanda said...

How wonderful! Life has a way of coming at us like that some times. It's good to be able to turn on a dime.

The cop story is so funny. A fun adventure.

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Wow Dona, I do like those "banana chairs". Great find!
Alicia ~ time worn style

A Thing for Roses said...

Love your chairs. So glad you decided to get them. If you had hesitated any longer the cops may have bought them. ha ha

Lisa

Rhondi said...

Hi Dona
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Those chairs you got are great. I love the tree of life design on them. Looks like you got a real find there. We used to live NE of Philadelphia and the yard sales and estate sales there were wonderful. Slim pickings whre I live now! Rhondi

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

thats the way it goes, one new piece and the whole room has to shift around for a new look!

Tracie said...

What a fun story, one thing leads to another doesn't it?

Hmmm, banana chairs. You made me laugh about the cops - sounded like Sales by Helen was a front for something else the way your story was going. Glad you bought something great and had a neat story to go along with the chairs, oh yeah and everything else you bought.
~Tracie

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I know I left a message on this post already, but just wanted to thank you for stopping by and entering my giveaway. I can't believe it is that cold where you live!

Linda said...

I think these chairs are gorgeous. The new look is very pretty. Linda

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Love your chairs Dona! Sometimes it just can't be helped and I don't blame you, who could pass those up?

Hugs,
Dena

Tracie said...

Happy Valentine's Day Dona!

Hope you come by soon ~ found any other treasures yet?

Happy day!
~xo, Tracie

Angie(quillysilly) said...

I love your new chairs. Can't you just see Miss Jane Austen curled up in one, slippers tucked under her skirts engrossed in a book? They are divine! Enjoy your week off from work! Angie