You win some…Posted: August 27, 2012
… and some wins you have to give away.
Notice I didn’t say “you lose some” because, when it comes to home design, I count a lose as an ‘it wasn’t meant to be’.
Rolan and I enjoyed an afternoon bike ride through our new city yesterday and were pleasantly surprised to find out that the shops were open. (They are usually closed on Sundays here.)
I noticed that one of the home design shops, LifeStyle, was moving its store across the street and selling everything off at incredible discounts.
We are on a major spending freeze given my current lack of employment, but I tugged Rolan’s arm in that direction anyway. I’m a glutton for punishment.
Really awful, terrible super bad punishment.
We fell in love with these globes, but couldn’t justify the purchase since we don’t have anywhere to display it.
We watched the store disintegrate before our very eyes. People were snapping up deals left and right. I started thinking maybe our spending freeze wasn’t the only reason we would go home empty handed. Pretty soon there wouldn’t be anything left to buy.
But then I looked above the cashier station and gasped. The most beautiful basket pendant lights were just hanging there with a 70% off sticker and nobody was grabbing them.
It’s actually the same light as seen in one of my favorite office inspiration pins:
But even with 70% off, that beautiful baby was still way out of our price range. So I closed my eyes, grabbed Rolan’s arm and politely asked him to escort me out of the shop.
Just as we were heading out I saw another young couple examining the light. I just hope whoever got it loves it as much as I do.
If you love it too (and your budget is bigger than mine), I found it on their web site — still on sale!