Feb 27, 2010

impulse shopping

Today, having nothing better to do, I climbed into the car, put on my brand new Roisin Murphy cd and drove off aimlessly.
I ended up at Mcdonalds eating a happy meal...sans toy....a sad meal, if you will.

I debated taking myself to a movie, but decided not to....nothing I wanted to see, and why waste more money, right?

So instead I drove down to a consignment shop I'd been wanting to visit for a while.
I was overwhelmed by ugly art and ubiquitous fleur-de-lis (es?).

(not to be a heretic or anything, but Jesus Christ give the fleur de lis a rest already, ok, people? Sheesh.)

Even more bored and frustrated (never a good combination), I drove to another shop.

Quite of the spur of the moment, I decided to buy these two cane back chairs.

Two chairs I do not need.
But...then again...I rationalized...I have been wanting to get rid of the aluminum and light green upolstered chair I've had for the past 4 years for quite a while. It had only cost me 40 dollars at Target and is supremely comfortable...and it's in very good condition, but it just looks a bit cheap...and the green limits me.
The Italian saleslady's accent also seduced me. I'm a sucker for an accent. She even helped me bring them out.

I've been wanting something a bit more "classic", but not too much. These seemed to fit the bill. I like the natural wood and the cane matches the other wood furniture I have well...and they're in perfect condition.

So within 20 minutes I'd spent more money than I have in three months and they were in my car. They weren't cheap, but they were not too expensive.

I was happy to see that they both fit in my little car, but not so happy to see that they sort of crowded my little living room. I'm seeing what I can do to get them to fit.
I need an extra chair anyway (he tells himself)

Besides, I know that if I hadn't bought her partner, she'd have gotten lonely sitting in here all day alone. I know I would.

14 comments:

larry said...

i like them jason. and you WOULD have to have the pair.cane chairs go with anything.

ayem8y said...

I likey...and an excellent impulse decision.

Besides you won't always live there...one day a handsome prince will charge up on his white stallion and climb up your hair into your tower and then...

savannah said...

i.love.those.chairs!

(i'm jealous!)

xoxoxoxo

Margaret said...

First, I got rid of my fleur de lis icon, whew, hate tongue lashings...and *heart* your chairs. So chic for eating your Happy Meals like a big boy (insert Italian accent)!

Natonius said...

Twins! What a great find and they look to be in perfect shape! I'm with your on the Fleur de Lis - you can't throw a rock in this town and not hit one. Give it up folks.

Silly Monkey said...

Gorden's has an entire fleur de lis aisle! Your birthday is coming up soon, isn't it? ;)

Kevin said...

I know I should be focused on the shopping, but I have to know...

Is this A new Roisin CD you recently acquired, or is it THE new CD?

jason said...

No, not *the* new one, alas...just new to me...it's "Overpowered"

Jill said...

Molto carina e senza tempo sedie!

FelixInHollywood said...

Timeless, lovely chairs.

Elizabeth said...

You couldn't possibly have separated the twins! They're charming.

Kim Hambric said...

Jason, you really have a stunning pair. Chairs should always be bought on impulse. You'll have them forever -- so that means they were a bargain.

Kevin said...

*phew*

love that CD...I've been listening to some rare b-sides and remixes until the new disc.

Love the chairs!

Michael Guy said...

How'd I miss this chair purchase?! ADORE them!

Great find and always go for pairs. I have a thing for balance, I guess...