Thursday, April 22, 2010

Am I the Only One who gets excited about things like this??

Probably Not.

Am I the Only One who wants to take the whole thing home and use it as a centerpiece on the dining room table?


Monday, April 12, 2010

Kenny and Chris, Plus Six

Thursday morning I awoke to find my Husband unexpectedly working from his home office on my day off, which put a serious cramp in my usual morning plans. Not that he is policing me or anything, but there's only so many times you can get caught watching a Law & Order marathon in your PJs exclaiming defensively "TODAY IS MY SATURDAY!!" without looking like a Total Loser.

So I was puttering around in my Going-to-the-Gym-Outfit when luck would have it he closed his office door for some conference calls and I sat down at my laptop to see if anything more enticing than the Treadmill came my way. I might have accidentally wet my hands and mussed up my hair a little but it's totally not my fault that when he emerged an hour later I was still sitting there, in what he might now misconstrue to be my Just-Came-from-the-Gym-Outfit.

"LOOK!" I pointed excitedly at the screen; "I just got this email from DFS and they want me to foster a litter of six!!" Of course he ran over expecting to find a picture of coonhound puppies and when he instead found these babies inquired "DFS?" You know, the Department of Furniture Services!! "Oh, RIGHT... that one in the middle looks like it has some Special Needs." Then he patted me on the shoulder, shaking his head as he went back to his office.

Later that day I headed down to Plymouth to pick up my charges and found them to be exceptionally less malnourished than I thought. So instead of maybe gluing or repainting them and finding them new homes by selling them at Salvage Chic, I decided to adopt them myself. SIGH; that happens more than you think. But don't they look great in my dining room? Now if only I could get Apple to make a Chippy-Country-Primitive laptop, the room would be complete!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Good Help is Hard to Find

FREE HELP is even harder to find, which is why I was wicked excited when my Husband and his Dad volunteered to help with the finish work in the new space we opened up last month. At least, I THOUGHT it was free, until I finally got around to reviewing the security camera footage from that day. Doesn't this guy making off with some merchandise look alarmingly like Kenny? Come to think of it, he does have a poster just like that in his office; I will have to keep a closer eye on him. But wait, he definitely has more hair than that... must be someone else.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Truth in Advertising?

For those of you who can't get enough Salvage Chic updates on the website, or this somewhat-stagnant blog... you can also become our fan on Facebook! Where I try to post enticing status updates about auctions visited or exciting new inventory. And where in fact I posted these chairs on Wednesday after Jack dropped them off at the shop. I bet him they would sell before he made the drive home to Quincy, and in an effort to up my chances of being right, I posted them with this blurb on our Facebook page: "Adirondack Chairs, $65 each, GUARANTEED NOT TO LAST!" And a kind Facebook fan replied... "Funny Headline - maybe should say GUARANTEED TO SELL FAST?" Ummm, Yeah, THAT'S what I meant! And they didn't last, I mean, DID sell fast! Let's hope they DO last longer in the yard of their new owner than they did on my sidewalk.