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Sunday, January 24, 2010

MY HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRESENT......

I had my 72nd birthday on NEW YEAR'S EVE and Mr. Sweet gave me birthday MONEY...
I've had my eye on several things...one being a special lamp I would like. I had decided to SAVE every extra penny I could rake and scrape together to buy that lamp...
HOWEVER...even the best laid plans can run into a snag...
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When I found this adorable, beautiful, awesome, magnificent, stunning desk and chair...

I LOST IT...yep...I was ready to spend every dime I had and maybe throw in a grandkid or two...

I am sayin'.....this desk, with the thick glass top and matching chair was MADE
for the alcove in my living room at SWEET NOTHINGS.
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***sigh........
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...yep...this is one of those pieces that you get and you can't get anything else done because you are spending all your time just LOOKING at it.....
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This is what is hanging on either side of the alcove....
with that awesome desk now tucked right in the middle....
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Can you see why I was willing to give up a bit of my birthday money ?

$41.00
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for desk and chair
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brand new and not one mark on it
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GOODWILL
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LINKING WITH:
MARY FOR MOSAIC MONDAY
THANKS so much for stopping by....

61 comments:

ceekay said...

I love that desk...and fantastic price....hope you can still get your lamp!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

A purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect fit!!!

^_^

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It is indeed fabulous. I love it. I have never found a piece of furniture at the GW, so I just stick to dishes. You did really good and it is indeed perfect for this spot. I would have bought it too. It truly is marvelous. Hugs, Marty

Jeanette said...

Just great! It fits perfectly. Hopefully your lamp won't be too far behind!

Becky said...

What a deal!!!! LUV IT!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

BJ Sweetie...
There is no way. Oh my gosh. I would have beat you down the aisle to purchase that desk. That is absolutely beautiful. Is it not perfect in that alcove? Oh sweetie, you got one heck of a deal. I am so excited for you. It looks so beautiful. You and this desk are connected for LIFE sweetie.

You will get a lot of work done in this corner. I can see you there now. But tell me, Do you still have enough left over for your lamp? Surely just...

Have a beautiful day sweetie, and thanks so much for sharing today.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Chari said...

Hello sweet lady...

Ohhh...I'm soooo very happy for you, Darlin'!!! Your desk and chair are gorgeous and you're so right about it being perfect for that little alcove! It's beautiful!!! Girl, you got a steal-of-a-deal for just $41! Yeeehawww!!! (Hehe...I can say that here...Texan's understand! wink!)

Well Darlin', I don't know how in the world that I missed your birthday! Shame on me! Sending you my very best birthday wishes...even though they are a bit belated! Sorry! I pray that the Lord blesses you with the best year ever, Darlin'!!! May all of your dreams and wishes come true! Looks like He got a headstart on that prayer...blessing you with that gorgeous new desk and chair!!!

Love ya, Sweetie...
Chari @Happy To Design

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I just love that desk and chair and i cannot believe that it was only 41.00 wow you will have such a great tie sitting there doin your thing, wow what a good deal...sorry about my button I didn't see it on your blog, maybe it is not working, I will have to check it out, it's alway somethin ya know....Phyllis

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Wow! BJ, what a gorgeous desk and chair! You did very well indeed! A belated Happy Birthday to you! Mine was New Years Day and I was in the air at the time on my way to Vancouver to visit my son and his family! Have a wonderful week, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Amelia said...

BJ, You scored real big in getting that desk and chair for that kind of money. Certainly do not blame you for jumping on that bargain like a chicken on a june bug when you spotted it.

Looks wonderful the way you have decorated it and around it.

Happy belated birthday!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Looks wonderful BJ, I hope you can still find your lamp how fun when we find just the perfect thing...Hope you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Bev said...

Amazing! I am convinced that I need to go to Goodwill now and check things out!

It looks great - and perfect for that place in your home.

Thanks for sharing.

Stacey said...

BJ, your little desk nook has always been one of my favorite bloggy spots. I can't believe you got that awesome desk for that price. It is just perfect!

Justine said...

Holy crap! Only $41 for THAT? It looks perfect there AND I love the way you accessorized.

But I hate to have to tell you this. You did NOT turn 72 this year. You turned 73!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy crap! LOL

Justine :o )

Darla said...

Dadgum that is a great find!! Looks beautiful in your home.

sissie said...

PJ,
That desk had YOU written all over it! Just perfect in every way.
Looks lovely. Don't you love it when you get such a deal!

hugs
Sissie

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh, I love it! It IS perfect for that spot. Blessings... Polly (p.s. thanks for your sweet comment. I took our hugs & kisses photo on our sleeping porch with my rusty ol' scale. But I'd love to see the 14 days of love! I didn't notice it in the link though. So if you happen to come across it again, please do share)

Kimberly-mytoesareclaustrophobic said...

WOW - what a deal - and it looks PERFECT! I just love it when that happens!

Flowersnfelines said...

It's like it was just made to go there and looks soooooo good. What a great find.

Twice as Nice said...

Wow $41.00!! Did that include the glass on top? I had glass cut for a table and it cost over $100.00!! You got a bargain. I love it, good for you. Your little alcove has been my very favorite part of your home since seeing it on RMS!

CC said...

The little desk and chair are just perfect. You did really,really well.
A happy belated birthday..I hope you had a wonderful day.

Amy said...

$41.00?! Nu UH! My mouth is hanging open. I have a Goodwill gift card burning a hole in my pocket! Maybe I can find some goodies, too!

Mary said...

Wow, BJ, that is a bitchin' desk and chair. I love that it's glass-topped. Very cool.
DH and I noticed yesterday that we're getting a Goodwill in our little town!!! woo=hoo!

CIELO said...

Wow BJ you're amazing... a happy happy belated birthday to you and many blessings my dear friend.... you certainly know how to set an example to all of us! Blessings, and your table is gorgeous... I love it! You can share it now at "Show Off Your Cottage Monday"... my post is up! ;)

Much love

cielo

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

BJ that is absolutely perfect!! It just had to come home with you!!
xo
Penny

arkie said...

What a great find! Looks perfect there!

Julie said...

I'm here getting caught up on my blog reading!!! Happy Belated birthday!!!

ellen b. said...

Bj! You are the best looking 72 I have seen!! You are doing a great job at thinking and staying young :0)

glimpse of my world said...

I love it... i think you should paint it black! You know how I love black and red.. all my wicker at one time was white.... either way you got a steal and it looks great!

Kathleen Grace said...

It is lovely BJ! I would have fallen in love with it too, and you got an amazing price:>) It is absolutely perfect!

Shelia said...

Oh, BJness! I love your new desk and chair and they are just perfect in your little alcove! Oh, what a wonderful bargain too! You sure can set things up to look like wonderfulness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dixie said...

what a wonderful buy! you dun good girl!...

you're the most fantastic 72-year old girl I know... bless you sweet lady and wishing you many many more birthdays to come...

hugs. Dixie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

WHY don't I ever find anything like that! Just perfect for that space. PERFECT, I tell you!!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful desk and chair and a perfect price, I like the way you created your mosaic with the beautiful plants. happy MM, Kathy.

Sage said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Great prices for that lovely desk and chair. Looks like a perfect little spot to sit and reflex on all the good things in your life. I get such good happy vibes on your blog; thank you.
Rita

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

WOW...what a great find! Perfect is right!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love it! As soon as I saw your header, I thought...I love her desk. I can't believe you got it for that price. We don't have a GW, but I've stopped into a few out of town since I started blogging. I never find anything like the rest of you do...certainly nothing like this!

I'm doing the happy dance for you!

Sue

Riet said...

What a beautiful desk and chair. Maybe you can still get your lamp, maybe even also at goodwill?

Sheree~East Texas said...

OMG-What a deal. Perfect spot.
Happy Belated Birthday- you are such a joy in my everyday routine!!

Liz @ Brambleberry Cottage said...

Don't you just love thriftin'! The things I get for the best bargains are the ones I seem to cherish most.

Oh...and thanks for the info on my Valentine's Party button. It's there now. YEA!

Hugs,
Liz

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....your desk and chair are gorgeous. I really hope you enjoy them for many years.

Barb ♥

Cozy Little House said...

Shoot, I'd throw in Christmas and birthday for this one myself!
Brenda

Darla said...

you are an inspiration!...love the desk, love the blog!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It's beautiful and what a great deal. I mean, I'm sure everyone was like me and waiting to hear where it was available and then you tell us it's a goodwill find. Alas, we won't be able to rush out and get one, but you are one lucky lady! Thanks for sharing this fabulous find!
Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Marcia

Lavender Cottage said...

You made a wise decision to buy the desk, it was waiting for you!

Dishesdone said...

You did great, the desk is beautiful, it belongs in that room :) Looks lovely!

GardenofDaisies said...

The perfect place for a very special wicker desk!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi BJ,

This desk is perfect for that spot! Love it!! What a great find!
Love how you decorated on and around it too!

Debbie

Betty said...

What a treasure! I can't believe you found it so cheap. Well I do believe you cause I don't think you are the kind of lady to tell tales but wow! It looks perfect there too.

Adrienne said...

I would have done e.x.a.c.t.l.y what you did - I would have bought that desk and chair! It's perfect. Absolutely perfect! Now you can work on getting the lamp. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous desk with us. ~Adrienne~

Ann Creek said...

Thats quite a bargain. It's so pretty. I'm sure you're accomplishments with double!!

Theresa said...

OH BJ! What a bargain! And absolutely perfect for that area! You lucky dog! Enjoy your wonderful purchase!

Ralph said...

The simplicity of the red highlights transforms the desk set into something special. It is a workspace with ruby style.

I was early today as I have a massive head cold and didn't go into the office, but had my work laptop to do some work - and blog, of course.

As for the race who can link first, the guy in a power wheelchair vs. grandma. That would be fun to watch :>)

Jackie said...

I can definitely see why you had to have it. It is absolutely perfect right where it is.

God bless.

Carol said...

Lucky you! Have a wonderful week!

laura said...

Great job! Happy birthday to you!!

Joops said...

That's a beauty!

Cleveland Airport for Ruby Tuesday

Marice said...

oh my! thats one great deal! :) that is beautiful! for sure you will get your lamp soon! belated happy birthday BJ!

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The Muse said...

Hi there Ms BJ...you have spun us around with such design flair, I feel as though we have been ballroom dancing...breathless and happy!

A perfect for that lamp...soon, very soon!

Treasia Stepp said...

What a sweet find it is. I love the desk and matching chair. I wish our Goodwill didn't think they were Neiman Marcus or something.

Jean Tuthill said...

The desk and chair are just perfect for that spot and it was such a great find. I hope you still get your lamp. Maybe you could get one at the Goodwill that you really like, too. Enjoy!