Thursday, September 2, 2010

Show & Tell--my yellow desk

My husband bought me this beautiful hand-painted desk & chair about 10 years ago. I adore it!



I have a story that goes along with this...I always have a story, don't I? ;-)

I kept hearing about this amazing furniture store, Johnny Appleseeds, which was an hour drive from here. My mom, dad, daughter & I all took a drive out one day. I saw this desk & instantly fell in love. (I could have bought everything in this store.) I took measurements and went home knowing I'd have some serious convincing to do before it could be mine.

I told my husband all about it. When he asked the price, I got a simple, yet loud,

"WHAAAAT!"

so I knew I was in trouble. It took a few weeks with constant talk about the desk before he agreed to go look at it. He had convinced me into just buying the desk only. I wasn't thrilled with this plan, but I went along with it, trying to scheme how I was going to eventually get the chair too.

When we got to the store, we found the desk & chair were now on sale. Still quite pricey, but at least on sale. The salesman said the desk was being discontinued & they only had the floor model available. He also said that with it being discontinued, you needed to purchase both desk & chair. (Jackpot!)

Hubby really liked it & gave me the go ahead. We actually decided to take it home with us. At the time I drove a minivan so we had to do some maneuvering to make this fit. I remember the salesman helping us load it into the van. Obviously taking one look at my husband & figuring him for a bull in a china shop, I remember the salesman chanting to him, "Gently, gently." I still tease my husband about that to this day.

It would have been ok had it just been the two of us on this trip. However, not only did we have my daughter (in a carseat at the time) but we also had my sister & nephew with us. My sister & nephew literally drove the hour trip with the desk & chair resting on top of them. My sister's comment?

"I'll make any sacrifice for furniture!"

Gotta love her!

I'm going to link this up at Cindy's blog, My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.



Head on over to Cindy's here and have a wonderful weekend!

6 comments:

Debbie said...

That is beautiful Gina. I love stories like this, as we never forget the meaning of them:) Have a great weekend. Debbie

Susan said...

Your desk and chair is absolutely beautiful. What a sweet hubby.

JenCoen said...

LOL! Great story!! hehe
It is a beautiful desk!!

Debbie said...

Yes, I do care:) I would be upset if you just disappeared too. You are loyal, kind and really take the time to comment. Regardless of commenting or NOT, we all know life gets in the way and time because a factor for many. However, Just say GOODBYE, see ya, nice to know ya...SOMETHING! THanks for your input.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is beautiful!! I m hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway and would love for you to stop by. Thanks Anu!

Terrell said...

Simply loving this!! It's just charming! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link your wonderful creations up at my Fabulous Friday Finds party, each Friday! Hope to see you there!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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