It was a "people" weekend for us Barefoot Hippies. We spent some time with the Hippie in-laws on Friday. On Saturday, we drove to the capitol to see some friends' new house. We had a great afternoon catching up with them. Saturday evening I got to visit with my brother and sil from TX. It is great to see them again. And my kids are loving hanging with their cousin that they don't get to see nearly enough.
|all four swinging-before the shirts came off.|
I love it that they each have their swings.
|the boys chillin'. What is it with boys and taking their shirts off?|
|me and my stud-ly husband.=)|
Well, being Monday, it is time to share my thrift haul of the week. This week's treasure is a John Widdicomb chest of drawers.
|Isn't it a beaut?|
thrift haul link up
Anyway, I digress. The drawers are dovetailed, and are made out of real wood. They slide open smoothly. It has a retro look. I think it looks like it was from the 60s or 70s. Very Hippie-ish. There are 5 huge drawers. Mr. Hippie's clothes all fit, with plenty of room. They can stay neat and orderly because now he can get to everything with out digging. It is marvelous.
And it was an investment. I paid $265 with tax. Gulp! But, lasting furniture is expensive. And, my dad told me that it probably sold for thousands brand new. I did negotiate a lower price. The ticket price was $305. I saved close to $60-when you factor in sales tax. That is a 20% reduction. Not bad, I'd say.
I also did a few other bedroom upgrades, and I will share pics in the next few weeks.
As we were moving the new dresser in and the old out, I asked Mr. Hippie, "don't you get an itch to get rid of the old when you bring in something new?" He told me that he doesn't. I sure do. I almost always try to maintain the balance of "stuff" by throwing away, or passing on something we don't need anymore. Once again its, out with the old-in with the new.