I'm hoping Santa will bring us some new furniture for Christmas! Last weekend, Hubby and I went to a huge new store that's just opened here. Hundreds of sofas and loveseats, sectionals and chairs but nothing that remotely appealed to us. We've had the same sofa and loveseat for 15 years now, a really great leather that has held up for a long time. But it's beginning to go from the desired "weathered" look to OLD. There is a fine line there! But like everything else in my life, I have trouble letting go. The places that I always set are molded to me, they are my comfort zone. I'll have to re-mold a new one...how long will that take?
Then there's the cost of a new set. I nearly fainted when I saw how much they cost now. How can something that you set on cost the same as a good used car. Heck, that's what we paid for the first new car we ever bought! I can remember crying when I realized we had just spent $3,000 for that 1976 Ford Pinto, how could we have been so frivolous?
Pinching pennies is a habit and a lifestyle. I buy on sale, I get off brands and we make do. Years of being careful (I can just hear my Dad's words..."The Poor House is just around the corner!") makes big purchases hard to do.
Today I'm going over to Fayetteville to take my Mother-in-law for her doctor's check up and I may go in Ashley's Furniture Store. They had an ad and I'm just going to look....
...unless I set down and love it!