06 August 2011

Wrong Turn Sweetheart

Last week I saw an offer on freecycle for an old vintage chandelier.  Most items on freecycle are sight unseen but I knew I wanted it regardless.  Just the words “old” and “vintage” give me butterflies in my stomach.  Well sometimes it kind of feels like diarrhea but that’s another post for another time!

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That night when Mr. Garden got home I told him we were going to pick up a an amazing chandelier I found for free!  He kind of looked at me with that look he always gives me when I get excited about junk.  I call it the “Uh huh” look.

Mr. Garden: So how do you know it’s amazing if you haven’t seen it?

Me: Because the ad said amazing old vintage chandelier duh!

Mr. Garden: Uh huh.  And how exactly did you find it if you got an email offering it up?

Me: Well I found the email didn’t I?

Mr. Garden: Right.  So where are we going for this piece of junk?

Me: You shouldn’t call it names, it’s going to be very valuable.  Were going 123 free Ln.

Mr. Garden: Why don’t you put it into the GPS.

Me: Okay but she yells at me.

Mr. Garden: She doesn’t yell at you, she’s… IT’S a computer!

About ten minutes later we get into the neighborhood and are looking for the house number. 

GPS: Your destination is on the left.

Mr. Garden: I don’t see 123 do you?

Me: No… I see lots of numbers but none in that order.

GPS: Your destination is on the left.

Me: We heard you!  And it’s not on the left!

Mr. Garden: Sigh… are you sure it was 123 Free Lane and not street or drive?

Me: I’m positive.  The GPS wouldn’t have found the house if I had punched it in wrong.

Driving back and forth up and down the street for ten more minutes as the sun is setting.

Mr. Garden: Just try punching in the address again this time as “street”.

Me: Whatever.

GPS: Turn left! Turn left!

Me: Here she goes again!

Mr. Garden: Hmmm so maybe the address was wrong.

Me: Hmmm maybe the GPS chick should have told us that!!

Mr. Garden: Just keep your eyes out for the damned chandelier.

Me: Oooooh stop there it is!

Mr. Garden: Are you sure I don’t see anything?

Me: Stop damn it, are you blind?!

Mr. Garden: We’ll wait here.

Me: Could you come help me carry it? All of this awesomeness is kind of heavy!

Mr. Garden: It definitely looks old and vintage.  Like something out of a 70’s horror flick.

Me: Well so do you but I keep you around =)

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It is totally awesome isn’t it?!  It has so much detail and I love the mirror on the shaft.  There is one little piece where it looks like someone tried to take a bite out of it.  Mmm, a little dusty glass with your milk dear?  I’m hopeful I can find a replacement. 

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~Sommer

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7 comments:

Artsy VaVa said...

Wow! You scored something fabulous!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Cute post. My DH thinks I am crazy most of the time too, but he likes the end result. Can't wait to see it. Hugs, Marty

Kadbury said...

Wowsa! I totally think you scored some awesomeness ~ I love it and need one just like it : )

~Kristin

Kristie-Creating Chaos said...

GPS kinda sucks. But the chandy has awesome potential. I can't wait to see it when you're done.

melissa@once upon a {craft} time said...

love the story b/c i get the "uh-huh" look all the time... and love the chandelier-can't wait to see it! ;) happy weekend!

Marianne said...

I can't stop laughing...this is such a cute post. Mr. Country thinks I'm nuts most of the time with all of my treasure hunts. And I'm also a freecycle lover. You can get the best stuff. Can't wait to see what you do with your new old chandelier.
Marianne :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Hilarious post! I love it! Can't wait to see how the chandelier turns out.

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