Sunday, January 30, 2011

Seek and Ye Shall Find

Good things come to those who wait. Patience is a virture. Never run after a bus or a man, there will always be another one.
All these saying are so true!  What am I talking about? I'm talking about MY NEW DINING CHAIRS!!!

After many months of no options, disappointments, and starting to think I'd never find them I did! A whole set, 4 chairs and a table for $230. Not to bad!

Finally! After almost 3 months when the great search began (which you can read about here, here, here, and even here!) I've finally completed my set. It was a harrowing adventure full of danger and excitement.

It all started when I ran over to my favorite Mid Century shop The Oz to see if the owner had found any chairs for me. (He had been on the lookout since I bought the first 2 from him. The guy knows me and Con-Man by name sad but true.) This time he had something to show me. Yay! He said I could take one home to try out and see if I liked it.

Well on my way home I stopped at a store a friend told me about- Furniture For A Cause. I thought I would pop in and guess what I found? A whole dining set in the style I was looking! Two great finds in one day!

Pretty exciting right?

Well here's where the real excitement begins. The set wasn't marked so I went to find a sales person. While I am doing this who do I see? The business partner of the guy who owns The Oz! He was looking at the set to buy and sell in his store! He also had a salesmen with him and they were looking for a price tag as well.

I quickly explained to my sales lady the situation and she sprang into action. She quickly walked me over while loudly explaining the "on hold" process while the Oz store owner and his salesman were walking up past us to register to find a price.

She put my hold tags on it just as the other guy was coming back to hang his. Phew! That was close! I ended up buying them that day in case there was any question on who actually saw them first.

You may remember that I wasn't looking for a whole set, just chairs. They couldn't separate the set which I was disappointed about. But the price was so good and the set was in such good condition it was worth it. I may try to sell the table later, we'll see.

Here's one of the new chairs with it's chair cousin.

The owner of the Oz told me "Hi." as I was checking out and told me he was glad I got the set since I had been looking for so long. I felt kind of bad buying the set right out from under the nice guys from the Oz especially since they had let me try out one of their chairs at home, but all's fair in love and thrifting.


Kaela said...

Lucky! I have been looking for the same type of set and have yet to find it. What a steal you got it for! It looks great in your house!

Chrissie said...

Great find! They are perfect in your room!

The DougFish said...

So happy for you Rachelle! I had been waiting in suspense for you to find your dream dining room set :P

abeachcottage said...

Great finds! Glad you are very happy with them. They look great.

Ginger said...

Ooooh! They look great! Can't wait to see how you pull it all together! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!