Friday, October 28, 2016

Meh ...

So, with tons of excitement I rushed home today to find that UPS had delivered my leather chair for the living room. I spent what felt like 20-minutes rescuing this leather chair from the grips of tape and foam and plastic to find ... 

I'm just sorta MEH about it. I mean, don't get me wrong. I love the color, and I love that it's leather. I love the nailhead trim, and the tufting. The girl who helped me at the store was AMAZING! She was incredibly helpful and found the chair for me at a super great bargain and then had it sent to me directly from a store in Michigan.

If I had ordered the chair online, it would cost a whopping $1500 with shipping and handling, as it's not a direct to store ship item. (Of course it isn't, nothing I want ever is.) I was going based on memory from what they had here in the Buffalo store, and when I saw this one among the others in a catalog I thought it was the one I wanted. She looked in their system to find that a store in Michigan had the chair in stock, in the box, and could sell and ship it to me for $500! ABSOLUTELY! I was excited for my good fortune and the dream chair.

Well, I must have been dreaming, because I think I was actually dreaming about this chair:

This chair happens to be on sale on the website for $500 less than it's original retail price, and I'm giving a lot of thought to ordering it. My only problem is that since the other chair was final sale, I'm stuck with it. It could go in a corner in the bedroom and be a wonderful perching spot for clothes I toss off (does anyone ACTUALLY use their bedroom furniture to sit?!?) but I really would rather not do that. Seems wasteful. 

So maybe I'll learn to love this one. How does the song go? 

Well there's a rose, in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can't be with the one you love, honey
Love the one you're with ... 

I'll take the weekend to think about it and let you know. Your thoughts, comments, and suggestions are much appreciated! See you Monday!