Thursday, April 22, 2010

some promises are very hard to keep.

I bought a new lounge suite on the weekend, one I've been eyeing off for almost two years! It's a big, long, low line, modular one with lot's of  cushions and room for the whole family to sink into and watch tv, read stories, feed babies and have tickle fights! I hadn't actually planned on a large scale purchase before we moved, but sometimes fate intervenes with a different plan. I say fate because my couch was not bought from the store where I have been ogling it online for the last two years, my new couch was bought from my local Salvo's in brand spankin' new condition with not a mark on it, for a tenth of the original $4000.00 price tag!!!!! Op shop score of the century, quite possibly.

The problem with this unplanned purchase was that Andrew is quite happy with our original couch and didn't really see a need for a new one, and so a deal was struck. In order to negate the cost of this unplanned acquisition I have promised to make absolutely no unnecessary purchases until after we have moved in mid June! Not a bunch of flowers, no books, no traipsing the shiny marble floors of some enormous shopping centre eating food court sushi and drinking smoothies, no clothes and the hardest of all, no op shops or markets, OUCH! Like I said, some promises are very hard to keep.

The thing is, I tend to post about the crap I find, it's part of the fun, sharing your good fortune with other people and comparing notes. So what now? maybe I will have to focus on the stuff I already have and just 'make do'!

at least I can console myself with the thought that when I can start shopping again, it will be in a whole new area, with lot's of new place to explore, op shops to find and markets to hunt in!


  1. I don't know...June is a lot of op-shopping hours away. Good luck. Even so you have to be thrilled with that couch!

  2. Oh, I feel for you! Making you could make heaps of things in the meantime and gain satisfaction that way...

  3. Ohhh hard bargain but amazing find! *s*

  4. I love reading this blog and seeing the great finds you come up with. It is especially interesting to see the ideas for using these materials and goods.

    Keep up the good work and thanks for the effort you make. It is inspiring to see creativity replace cheque book design.

  5. Wow that's a long time without op shops - good luck!

  6. I feel for you, I don't think it's a promise I could make! However, how fantastic that you found a couch that was perfect for you without the hefty price tag and attached guilty feelings!


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