I am a lucky lucky girl! You know how I’ve been gibbering on about my dining table and how I haven’t been able to find something similar on gumtree and woe is me-ing about my expensive taste in stuffs (someone said to me the other day that I have a champagne taste on a beer budget… ain’t that the truth). Weehhelll who’s a lucky gal? oh that would be ME ME ME!! So I found these really cute replica Henry Bertoia barstools that I just couldn’t resist (excellent price and I need barstools) and snapped them up from a lovely lady on Gumtree. I went out at lunch time to get some money as I had to pick the stools up after work and the mall that I went to just happens to have an Early Settler store so I thought I’d juuust pop in and see if I could get an end of financial year stocktake sale bargain (aka a haggle opportunity to get that table price down!).
So I walk in the shop, lusting and slobbering over everything as I go, and start drooling over the table when the sales lady wanders over to see if I could be helped. Oh yes sales lady, yes I surely can. I tell her that I’m interested in the dining table and ask if it’s on sale (which I can clearly see is NOT on sale) and she stops me mid sentence to say “not to sound like a cheesy salesperson but have I got a deal for you!” Cue my heart skipping a beat. She tells me that late yesterday afternoon the exact table I want was put in the clearance section FOR HALF PRICE (!!!!!!!) because it has a crack or something. I barely restrained myself from barging her out of the way and trampling her to a fine pulp in my haste to get over to the clearance section to see what this “crack” is like.
And behold… it was as if the lights dimmed a little and a giant warm yellow spotlight shone on the table. There it was… We had a look around at the table and there is a 4cm long miniscule crack on one end of the oak tabletop AND THAT’S IT!! Nothing a little metal plate underneath and a bit of oak coloured putty won’t fix! HALF PRICE YEAAHHHHH!!!! I didn’t let her finish her sales schpeil and tried not to yell when I blurted out “I’ll take it!”. I may or may not have have glared rabidly like a wild beast protecting her catch at anyone who came near my table… I’ve seem to have conveniently forgotten while I was in my bargain nabbing hazy stupor. So I get my beloved table and only have to pay half and arm and a leg for it. Woohoo!! And bonus awesome replica Henry Bertoia chairs.
So I’m thinking now that I should go buy me a lottery ticket for the lucky 3 trifecta 🙂