Wednesday, January 6, 2010

i was patient and it finally paid off

How cute are these two? An elephant and a monkey. I've got a matched set. It's the base of new lamps I purchased for our bedroom. Something that was long overdue.

The thing is, I found them months ago. As in at least 6 or 7 months ago. At the time I wasn't willing to fork over the cash...$60 each.

So, I watched. I waited. They went on sale and when they were on sale I still couldn't bring myself to buy them. This is something I do often and it usually bites me in the you-know-what...I find something I like, I don't buy it when I see it and when I finally decide I'm ready to buy it, it's gone. I've no idea why I do this. I'm trying to be better about it because I've been disappointed about missing out on something too many times.

Well, New Year's Day was my lucky day. The lamps were still on the shelf, they were still on sale and there was a extra 33% off! I can't tell you how excited I was to get these boys in my cart and finally on my nightstand. How excited was I? I didn't even take my coat off before I started clearing off the night stand and putting the new lamp in place! (I have finally removed the price tag - you can see it in the photo above if you look real close.)

I am still loving these lamps. I turn them on in the morning and it's the last thing I turn off at night. It was so worth the wait....made getting them all that much more exciting. Now if I can just keep this ball rolling, there are so many other decorating things I need to do....hang pictures, get photos framed, new throw pillows, re-cover 2 chairs and an ottoman....the list goes on but I am planning to work on it regularly this year. And, I am not a decorator but I would love to hire one. But, like Michelle says, "...dig out these pretty items and actually use them in this house. It encouraged me to turn this house into our dream house until the dream comes true." This is what making a house a home is all about. Let's use the pretty things when we can, because we can, because we want to. Just because.

I would still like a decorator though.


Anonymous said...

actually, I was listening to Joyce Meyer yesterday and she was saying that we need to be patient when we make purchases. So many times we buy something so quickly that we don't think about the big picture - like having to pay for it for years to come. Now, I know your lamps were not financed but you get the idea right?

p.s. - I like them.

Michelle @ Give a Girl a Fig said...! Two of my favorite animals in the world...if a dolphin was jumping over the two of them I might need a set, too!!

Good for you for waiting for the sale. Doesn't it feel SO GOOD!! I'm excited that we're going to beautify our homes this year...and on a budget! Can't wait to see waht you do next!

(Thanks for the link!!)

Lynn said...

Cute lamps :) Good job on getting them, and even on sale! What fun.

Jenni said...

Those are very cute lamps. Even when I find something I absolutely love, I love it even more if I can brag about the great deal I got on it. It makes it a double treat for me.


great lamps! fun and stylish at the same time! good for you for waiting for the deal!! like jenni said, it's a double treat that way :)

Anonymous said...

they are gorgeous nancy! glad you got them. elephants are my absolute favorite, i have a few of them around, monkeys....ummmm....little scary to me, but oh my, can you imagine michelle's lamp??? that would be quite funny.

i am glad they are bringing you so much joy. i think if we just have those things that bring us so much joy our home would be a happier place.

if you find a decorator send them my way, i am helplesssssssss.