my dirty little secret
For those of you not from my home town, you may not understand this, but humor me anyway: I am divulging this little secret... I shop here sometimes.
Now, I know it shouldn't matter, but if you knew this town like I know this town you would realize that:
a) this is not in the nicest or safest area of town; and,
b) it doesn't have the least bit of panache.
But, insofar as shopping goes, and I mean shopping, as in hunting, this place is the greatest. Like a little secret only I know about. Only now I am telling everyone, and for those of you who read my blog regularly - (shout out to Lolly for doing some replanting!) I do like my shopping. I love to find really, very good bargains. I like going to strange out-of-the way discount sort of places where the cement floor needs a wash (and yes I would probably offer to do it for them in exchange for a gift card) and the clientele might be a little... uh... can I use the word "sketchy"?
My theory is that these funny discount places are awesome because almost all of the people that I know wouldn't be caught dead even in the parking lot, but I go right on in and find the best bargains... and no one is the wiser. So I can pick up some nifty things and stuff the leftover money in my mattress, right where it belongs, under the Kate Spade sheets I got at Liquidation World.
Today's case in point: my lovely 100% dupioni silk curtains that I just hung in our master bedroom. They look exactly like the 100% dupioni silk curtains that I wanted from Restoration Hardware, only at Restoration Hardware they would not have cost $29.95. These curtains are fully lined and let me tell you, they are gorgeous... and at this store I still had the option of picking up a Baby Ruth candy bar for 69 cents at the checkout, how often does that happen at Pottery Barn, I ask?
posted Friday, June 16, 2006