Y’all remember how I said I had a problem with temptation and new bedding on — “Ding, ding, ding! Drink, please!”? And y’all remember how upset I was when Buddy ate holes in the brand new quilt I bought last year for my bed on “The post in which I value life over material things?”
Consider this a follow up post.
Mother’s Day Shopping 2019
Lauren took me shopping for an early Mother’s Day gift at Arhaus in late April. I love that store — but everything’s expensive and I don’t need anything at all and so — I try and stay away. This is a place where I can easily get into trouble. I get a bad case of Kid-in-a-Candy-Store-Syndrome whenever I manage to wander in there. But this was a special day and my daughter took me. And guess what? We picked the right day to go, too, because they were having a sale.
EVERYTHING IN THE STORE WAS 40 PERCENT OFF!
Needless to say, I wanted one of everything and I had a difficult time picking out what I wanted most. Poor Lauren put up with me. I finally narrowed it down to either a pillow for the guest bedroom or a couple of unique utilitarian-turned-artistic pieces with which to decorate. My daughter bought me ALL OF IT: a very nice, pink velvet pillow for the upstairs guest bedroom (which she just so happens to use when she spends the night, so really…it’s a win/win) and three copper stamps from India used to stamp dye onto cloth (at least I think that’s what they are and where they’re from.)
Now, they’re cool tchotchkes in my house and they make me feel happy when I see them because my daughter got them for me! I think they blend in nicely with everything else! Anyway, Lauren took very good care of me and we had a lot of fun. She really shouldn’t have, but I’m so glad she did!
YOU ARE THE BEST, LAUREN!
As we were about to leave the store, I passed a bed with a very cool quilt on it. A velvet quilt! I saw a similar one online at Sundance, the Della Luce Velvet Quilt that was more expensive than shiitakes! (I mean, I don’t know exactly how much shiitakes are, but I know truffles are damned expensive and, well, the word “shiitakes” just has a better ring to it. Go with me here!)
Anyway, this quilt at Arhaus was also expensive BUT… it was also 40 PERCENT OFF! If that wasn’t a sign from God that I should buy this quilt, I don’t know what was!
So I paid for it and then was told that the quilt was on back order and they would mail it to me when it became available. It could take a few months.
Well, of course, it could! Sigh.
Life being what it is, busy as…not shiitakes — but…uhm, busy as a chicken with its head cut off? — ew, that’s a gruesome visual — well, let’s just say that I was so busy that I totally forgot I ordered the quilt.
Until I received this box a couple of days ago, which David pulled in from the porch. That’s when I had two competing emotions: Oh, shit, I forgot about that — David’s going to have a cow! and Oh, my God, it’s here! I can’t wait to open the box!
David didn’t even ask what it was. And since he didn’t ask, I didn’t tell him. I waited until he went outside to mow the yard to open it.
I just want you to know that I bought this weeks before David told me to put a kibosh on unnecessary spending. So I consider this a guilt-free purchase. Also, we needed something to replace our damaged quilt for our bed; so was it unnecessary? I think it was very necessary and, also, it was majorly on sale!
Also, Merlin loves the box! Of course, he loves all boxes, but this is a BIG box and he thinks I got it just for him! I love when everyone wins!
Now what to do about Buddy. He’s as expensive as…truffles. Don’t worry. I still loves him. He’s staying off our bed once the quilt goes on, though!
Still, as excited as I am, I think this quilt is going to sit in the closet until Christmas. It will be a nice gift for us to open then. Plus, it will be cold and it is velvet.
Here’s a peek —
Also, would someone kindly remind me that I have this quilt when we get closer to the holidays. Not sure I can trust the old memory like I used to, especially now that I’m so busy!