Thursday, May 8, 2008

If We're Going In, We're Going In Full-Throttle

Is it just me, or does the world start going full-speed ahead when we get into May? I'm sure everyone is as busy, or maybe even busier than me. But, I'll just show you some of what we've been up to.

Through much research (does clicking on a handful of links count as research?), I found that Wisteria is based here in the DFW Metroplex.
So, hubby and I took a small trip to visit their warehouse that is open to the public. Oh, and our three kids. (I swear you could feel the eyebrows raise and the tension rise in the outlet when we walked in, but our kids are really pretty good in furniture stores, so nothing catastrophic happened. And, believe me, they're only good because of lots, and lots and lots of training. IE,
Me:Girls this is one of those stores where we...
Kids (in unison):DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!)

Anyway, back to the purchases. This outlet ROCKS! I wanted everything in it. Hubby had to restrain me. He kept finding great deals, too. So, we got:

This was the piece that we were specifically looking for. Our finish is different. It's more green and uniform in color, but I still love it. I think the finish is probably why it was being sold at the outlet, cause otherwise, it's in perfect condition.

Hubby found this piece. It's perfect in front the big window in our dining room. Again, the finish is slightly different. Less rustic, more silver. Me likey.

And I couldn't resist these lamps. They were only $10, so we bought two. The birds were broken off, but I just glued them back on and saved $170, each!!!! ( I just looked online to see how expensive they were and almost had a stroke! I had no idea. If I had known, I would have bought more and sold them!)

So, a very successful trip, all in all. Everything we bought cost less than the original price of the bookcase. If you're in Dallas, I HIGHLY recommend it. I'll post pictures once I get everything in place.

*Update* I just have to say that I love my husband. When I called him to gasp at how expensive those lamps were, he was upset that I had blogged about it. To quote him, "But if you tell all your friends about it, then they'll go and buy all the good stuff and there won't be anything left for us." Gotta love a man whose looking forward to shopping for furniture! Oh, and apparently, as a favor to my husband, please don't go.


Rochelleht said...

SO excited to check that out. And I can't wait to see it all in your house. What great fun!

aurora said...

Wow! Gorgeous things.
Eye candy. I'm telling you, your blog truly is eye candy.

takemetohawaii said...

So gorgeous! Cannot wait to see everything!

Cote de Texas said...

That's hysterical - dh is worried about Wisteria shopping!!! I've wanted to go there so badly. I love that 3 tiered shelf you got - it's great.

ok - thanks for the comment. You know the first house on the uncluttered part - where Jane Moore designed it for her daughter in Dallas. Well, her daughter and son in law OWN Wisteria! So - go back and check it out thinking about that they own Wisteria. AND her son in law's mother owns and is editor of Veranda magazine!hahaha


Jean said...

Nice additions to your home. Happy Mother's Day!

katri said...

Looks awesome!

I LOVE the three level shelf thingie... Great vocab, I know :)

Jenni said...

Ok so now the a told how exctited I was about your poster...I guess I can actually comment on it too... Keep all the great decor coming :)

Laurie said...

Paul cracks me up! I'm so glad that you guys can have a fun shopping trip together. Yeah! You got some crazy good stuff. I'm going to have to pop on over and see.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

UGH! I want. I would've bought everything you did. And I am cracking up over your husband! So cute!

Happy week,

sweetfunkyvintage said...

Woo hoo! You got some fabulous things - those lamps are to-die-for!

diana @ please sir said...

Wow - got some great finds!!

les reveurs yeux said...

Lovely post, thanks for sharing.
I love the lamps also, great find!