Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Agony of Defeat

Not feet, defeat. As in I hit two estate sales on Friday after previewing the goods online, and there were only two things I was interested in and both were gone. Foiled. Defeated. Sort of like JAM and Ross from Million Dollar Decorators when they thought they had missed out on this foot table. Unlike their story which had a happy ending (if you call buying a table roughly the size of a garden seat to function as a coffee table a happy ending*), mine did not. Without further ado, here are my misses.

First estate sale . . . here's the photo that caught my eye:
What? I know what you're thinking. I've clearly lost my mind. What could possibly intrigue me in this circa-1970 bedroom? Wait, look again. 
I have a thing for sculptural brass lamps, what can I say? Well, someone else in the Nashville area does too because only an hour into the sale this baby was gone. 

Next up, this little bench at another estate sale.
I thought with some new upholstery it could be a show-stopper. Once again, I missed out. Bad timing. 

Oh well, life goes on. I thought I would lick my wounds and head to a local fabric store to find a particular fabric for my bedroom.  It's called Marrakesh in Graphite. 
I've seen it online and around the blogosphere for a while now and think it would look nice as a bedskirt. I was hoping to find it locally so I didn't have to order a swatch online - you know, pay for the swatch, shipping and wait on it. So, what did the store have?
Marrakesh . . . but in Cobblestone. Aggh! I thought the third time might be the charm, but it turns out it was the third strike. I decided to hang it up after that. It just wasn't happening. Have you ever been thwarted at every turn?

Don't forget . . . there's still time to enter the Shabby Apple giveaway. It ends tomorrow night (Sunday) at 9 p.m., CST. The winner will be announced Monday!

*If you have no idea what I'm talking about you can watch the video here. It's not that exciting, trust me.

14 comments:

Danika Herrick said...

Hey girl! I have that fabric and I made pillows out of it. I have a scrap downstairs I'll send you if you want. Email me! I got it at my local fabric store for like $20/yd and they might still have it if you need it. They also have it in orange and lavender which, to quote MLB, "is delicious".

Fabiana ~ Ciao Newport Beach said...

Good luck next time...Million Dollar Decorators is down to it's last show...how did that happen so fast? Season finale next week!

ciao

I am following...check out my blog too! ;)

Gina said...

I love the amp too

greetings from Germany
Gina

see my pics:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21484776@N00/sets/72157626712922044/

SHERRY HART said...

Love that lamp...sorry you missed out on it. I did see the finished sunroom by the way and there was no site of that table in it! Hmmmmm wonder if he called Suzanne and gave it back to her :)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Oh that lamp was amazing- sorry you missed it:(

a perfect gray said...

what an awesome lamp. don't worry, more treasures await you next time...

Emily said...

So, I saw the first picture and my immediate response was, "Lamp." Wow, that one was amazing. I'm sad for you that you missed out!

nkp said...

Oh shit, I thought you'd found a Dickinson table of your own when I saw the top image. With your sleuthing skills it would have come as no surprise! That sucks about the lamp and the stool. Both great finds and I too love a beautiful, sculptural brass lamp. Poops. Hopefully next time!

Jessie said...

That lamp is beautiful and very unique! What a bummer someone gets it before you do! I am sure you will get other better treasures next time!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

Bummer about the lamp. It was very fab. Hopefully this means you have better lamps in your future!

Fran said...

Whenever that happens, I always tell myself 'not meant to be.' Do I believe, 'no', but it makes me feel a little better in the meantime!!!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Kathy, I totally relate. Sometimes when you are on a quest all you hit is road blocks. But then other times things fall into your lap, right? Right now I'm wishing people would BUY stuff from me. I need to purge!!

ModFruGal said...

Not a good thrifting week for the Nashvegas bloggers! That lamp killed too...boo. Hopefully the flea will bring redemption.

Design Junkie said...

Oh my goodness! I'd be haunted for a long time if I missed a lamp like that. It's stunning. Better luck with your next foray!