Alright. This is the time of year for happiness etc. Just to kick it down a notch, I thought I'd share my bad news. First off, I mailed Misty's goodies off to her three weeks ago. Misty was the winner of my Thriftacular Contest. Unfortunately enough, Misty never got the package and it was never returned to me. This means that it's either stuck in the middle of a runway soaking up airplane grease, someone else is enjoying her pillowcases and trinkets, or it's mouldering in some dead letter office in Canada or the U.S. I'll have to rethrift for Misty over the holidays. Bummer. But I still have my health and family.
Secondly, back in July my husband and I (after 17 years of marriage) finally took the plunge and ordered a beautiful Shaker dining room table and chair set at the Amish Furniture Outlet. The pieces were to be ready by October or November. We never heard back from them until we received an email from the liquidators who informed us that the company had gone bankrupt and that there was no guarantee we'd see the furniture. As for the $1,500 deposit? I can only hope that someone has the heart to realize that it's money that belongs to us. We put this not-so-small sum down trusting that we'd get something in return for it. We never saw the need to get insurance on our VISA. Yes I do have my health and family and things could be a lot worse.
Now we're thinking of looking for a more affordable repro of a fifties kitchen table and chairs. I hope to thrift tomorrow.
Here's a very cool sixties inspired video by Baby Spice. It's the perfect song and video to make you happy when you've just lost a big chunk of money. Chin chin!