Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Snooze, I Lose.

Do you want to see what was listed on Craigslist that I missed out on because I was ambivalent?

This white French chair with beautiful lines and carved details.  Look at those legs!

craigslist_french_chair

I know.  I’m kicking myself.  

Want to know how much they were asking for it?

$80.00.

I know!  You can kick me too.

The table was only $45.00.

I thought the chair would probably look  really nice  in the formal living room at the house in Hooterville with my white matelasse slip-covered sofa and loveseat and other white furniture but I was ambivalent about the shell design on the fabric (even though I love shells).

I hesitated over spending $80 for a really beautiful chair.

Meanwhile, while I was hesitating, somebody else jumped right on it.

Oh, when will I ever learn?

Linking up to White Wednesday #88 @ Faded Charm

8 comments:

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh Shari! I have done that many times myself. Then again, on the other hand, I have bought things on an impulse, and ended up taking them back. Did you go look at the chairs?

Debbie

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Shari....

Yep....that's happened to me soooo many times. I'll think....."hmmmm....I really need to think about it"....and 20 seconds later some little tootsie has her hands on the item that I'd decided to spring for....

I'll just betcha that you run across something you like even better!

Huggies,
Spencer

Adrienne said...

I won't be surprised if there's something out there with your name on it! And you will love it and not have any ambivalent feelings. Can't wait to see what it is!
~Adrienne~

ButterYum said...

Bummer. I'd contact the seller anyway. Ask them to give you a call if the deal falls through. That happened with an ebay sale I missed out on once - whoohoo, I ended up winning in the end!!

:)
ButterYum

Marigene said...

I have had it happen a number of times, when will I ever learn! Beautiful chair...

Deanna said...

Oh my goodness..!! Been there sweetie but now I know better.

Sending you a link to a post I made on July 24 2009 about my mistake. The main story is near the end of the post.

Deanna :D

http://myloveaffairwiththriftshops.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-love-affair-with-thrift-shops-goes.html

Barb said...

Hi Shari!
Visiting you from the White Wednesday Party!
I think we've all probably lost treasures because we think too hard about them. I sure have, many times. But then something better always seems to come around. Keep searching!

Barb
www.curlywillowdiy.blogspot.com

Angela said...

I bet you anything, it had woodworm and the joints were wonky.. Don't feel bad.
Something better will pass your path.
xoxoxo
Angela.