Grandma and Grandpa sent me a really sweet birthday card with a really sweet gift of money inside. Grandma wrote "Use this to buy something for your home. Or yourself." Yay!
I cozied up with my computer for a little shopping session and perused my favorite sources for tall-sized clothing and home decor but didn't find anything too amazing to pass up. Then I found something on my favorite online thrift haven--Craigslist. (How can I not love a site with the same name as us?)
Here's the image I saw:
What I read included a really low price. And it was located within an hour's drive. And I saw those oh so important words saying it was in "good condition." On top of that, I was fairly certain it was mid-century. The listing didn't say so, but it did say "modern in design."
My heart skipped a beat. My pulse quickened. It was like I was on a first date with a great guy. (That statement is kind of funny considering I married my first and only boyfriend and have therefore only really been on one first date. Ha.) I knew I liked him, I knew he made me happy, but I wasn't sure if he was too good to be true.
I contacted the seller, asking for additional photos and dimensions. Here's what he sent me:
My mid-century loving heart was aflutter. This guy was definitely a keeper. My first date fears were left on the shore as I jumped aboard the love boat.
I emailed the seller back and said I'd take him for the listed price, which was...
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
(Sorry for yelling with my font right there. But really, I'm talkin' a solid wood, American made hutch for less than what it costs us to go out for dinner. I'll shout it from the rooftops!)
I planned to get it last Friday. Plans changed when the worst blizzard of our unusually snowy North Dakota winter hit, closing down every road in the state.
Yesterday evening, I took our SUV to pick it up. After helping load it safely in the vehicle and paying for it with some of my birthday cash, I hit the road for home. And snapped a picture of myself with the new hutch in the background to send to my Mom and Hubby. I was that happy.
So now it's sitting in the middle of our kitchen on the old linoleum I do refinishing projects on during the winter months. When I've restored it back to perfection we'll move it to a more permanent home.
Thanks for the birthday gift Grandma and Grandpa! You two know exactly what I love!