Saturday, February 5, 2011

"Stuff" isn't supposed to matter

...but for some reason, finding the right stuff makes me happy.  Especially when I find it on sale.

I went shopping today.  I had a long list of things I needed - none of which was furniture - but I was distracted.  I turned a corner between sensible and practical... somehow veered off course, and came across this little beauty.  40% percent off.

Pretty close colour match, eh?  Truth is, I'm a wee bit torn if the painted pattern on it is too much, but I'm leaning towards thinking it's on the right side of the tacky line.  (Please tell me if you disagree!)  

Then, as I was making my triumphant exit with the new bedside table, I stumbled upon this hot little number.  In the clearance section.  For $30.

Before you start asking yourself what's so special about that lamp, I'll show you my dining room fixture:

It's like they were made for each other.  Until now, I've wondered if the dining room fixture works.  It goes really well with the chairs, but all the other fixtures in the area are chrome.  Having them both in the  area (kitchen/dining/living/great room) helps pull things together and make it look like it belongs there.


  1. No matter what side of the line anyone thinks that night stand is on its gotta get points for style and that lamp what a great match for the dining fixture.

  2. Good finds! I love a day like that.

  3. I wish I had the cash to fling at beautiful on-sale items.
    Buy them and don't look back!

  4. Janice, the lamp! Dang, what a find. The bedside table is perfect. And cute. Not too much and not even close to the tacky line. That would look so cute in my family room.

  5. Don't you love it when you bring a piece home and find it has 'mates' just waiting for it. I brought home a lamp I wasn't sure of only to find it was a match for my curtain rods and perfectly blended with the other pieces.

    And the table, doesn't come close to qualifying for 'tacky'. Good day for you!

  6. as soon as I saw the dining room picture I silently said "ohhhhhhhh" in my head as they are a good match