“Regrets, I’ve Had a Few…”

4 Jun

I am kicking myself.  I was going through some old photos on the computer and came across some that The Boy took while out at the thrift stores.  When we first bought our house, he would send me pics of furniture/household items that he spotted to see if I liked them and if he should purchase them for the house (he still does this, but it seems like we find less and less good stuff lately).  Anyway, it seems like I was a bit out of my mind and passed up some really great stuff:

I am guessing that I told him to pass on this table and chairs because of the brassy/gold legs.  I was on a chrome kick at the time.  Since then we have incorporated both chrome and gold into the abode. Too bad.

This dining set really breaks my heart.  I know that if I saw this today, I would snatch it up in a heartbeat.  I probably nixed it at the time because I was worried about too much wood in the dining room with the wood paneling and wood credenza.

I am quite certain that I said no to this chair because there was only one and I was looking for a matching pair.  Notice the previous dining room set in the background…I think all of these pictures were taken THE SAME DAY.  I will again reiterate that it seems like I hardly ever find anything good at the thrift stores these days, let alone a bunch of great stuff at the same time.  I am glad I can’t see the price tags on these pieces – I am sure they were much more affordable 5 years ago.   Now, the final stab to the heart:

Let me take a moment of silence while a single tear runs down my cheek.  I have been on the hunt for a vintage sectional for about a year now.  I really want one that has the curved middle section, but I could have made this one work with a corner table between the two sections. Those lines!  That fabric!   Please excuse me while I go and bang my head against the wall.

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One Response to ““Regrets, I’ve Had a Few…””

  1. Chris June 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM #

    There is a really cheap thrift store in Hobart on Ridge Road called Hometown Thrift at the strip mall near Red Rooster. My mother goes there all the time, some of the furniture is ratty but they have quite a few really nice pieces that range from $5.00 – $45.00. You can even buy a whole bedroom set for $125.00 lol. It’s a really cool place to check out! Coming out with an update on my blog soon btw, stay posted haha.

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