Thursday, February 23, 2012


I can't lie. I am a bit out of sorts. Ted and I have made a financial decision, together, that is the right thing to do and will, in the long run, be a wonderful thing. It is already a wonderful thing. But it means that the current draconian spending rules will have to remain in place for a while. Mostly it sucks for you guys, because here's where I bitch about all the things I can't buy RIGHT NOW. Also, I got my period today so there's that. (TMI? Perhaps this is not the blog for you.)

And while it seems on the surface that it fucking sucks for me too, the fact of the matter is it totally doesn't, and, if anything, it is making me much more thoughtful about how I spend money. Always a good thing, if not particularly enjoyable. Anyway, all that's just to let you know why I will be continuing to whine about spending limits and the like. This post is really about something totes different: all the items I need to make my home beautiful. (Not ALL the items. Just the short term, maybe-one-day-attainable stuff).

Let's start with the entryway. There's a lamp I've been coveting lo these many months, and one day it will be mine. Mark my words:

Capiz Shell Lotus Lamp, $420 at Worlds Away

Here's the table I want for my chinoiserie lamps and foo dogs:
Console Table, $309 at Wayfair

Moving on to the living room, I'd like to replace the couches, and have found what I believe to be a remarkably cost-effective solution, although I would get two of them in camel velvet:

Carla Couch, $699 from Custom Sofa Design

As for the floor, I have once again dug up a relative bargain:

Oriental Rug, $755 at Rugs USA
And of course, new lamps to replace the gold plastic wonders that currently grace two of my end tables. This pair would be perfect, but sadly is no longer available:

Greek Key Lamps, $355 from High Street Market
But I could make do with these:

Blue Lamps from... Etsy? Maybe?

Moving on to the bedroom, I am desperate for an upholstered bed and have fallen for this one:

Skyline Bed, $560 from Wayfair

So there you go. I think that's not too much to ask from 2012, right? I'm sure you agree with me. The mood I'm in, EVERYONE better agree with me. I'm going to take a muscle relaxer and go to bed.

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February 24, 2012 at 8:46 AM

2012 better start shaping up financially -- it's almost March for crissakes and things aren't lookin' good.
(Did I tell you I entered to win the hgtv dream home twice a day? We'll all sing songs around the fire pit when I win.)

February 24, 2012 at 2:40 PM

I love the pendant lamp: it is spectacular!

February 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I know. But 2012 is going to stay its miserly course, I'm afraid. And the fact of the matter is I should quit bitching because what I consider poverty others dream of. But we all know THAT's not going to happen.

Des, I know. I love love love that lamp. The console table and the lamp are my first purchases once I save up!


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