Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Desk Part ll

So...the desk saga continues. I thought for sure one desk would come out the clear winner; it didn't. Out of over 30 comments and e-mails it was split 50/50. And just when I was about to make the decision all on my own ...this popped up...


Donna from A Perfect Gray got this desk at an auction and it made me realize that I want something old, vintage, with a little history. 
But that takes time and I don't have any more time. Bill REALLY needs a desk at home, so we are moving the desk from our room (that I use, no room for two) into the guest room as a bed side table. That way he will have his own little space and I won't be able to see it unless I really look for it. But now that I have decided to wait for the perfect vintage piece, again, I need a filler..let me present....




RE Parsons Desk


Isn't he cute? And for $39.99 it was a no brainer. BUT it's not sold on the website and the only store that had it in stock was in Charlotte, 4 hours away. No problem, Bill was going on Thursday and was going to pick it up for me. I was really getting excited, until Bill called from the Charlotte store to say they didn't have any in stock. 

I have another sister in Atlanta but no luck..I think this desk might be an urban myth. When did shopping get so hard? 





Remember this desk
I fixed her up all pretty and then sold her in my dang booth!! What was I thinking??!! I would do a happy dance if I could get her back. I know who bought her and my desk just happens to live one street over....wonder if she is happy in her new home?









7 comments:

  1. my desk thanks you for the shout out.

    see, this is ALWAYS my problem. I *need* vintage and character. so that means waiting, like you mentioned. takes forever sometimes. it's starting to be a problem, like in my husband's new office space. "gotta find just the right old pieces", I exclaim, meanwhile, his lobby space sits EMPTY and might for a long while. what's a gal to do?

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  2. Did you tell your Atlanta sister to come visit our new store??????

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  3. Shopping is not easy. People think it's all fun and games but it is not. I was planning on doing a post on this - how vintage/thrift shopping is a double-edged sword. Especially if you're obsessed like we are.

    What about that yellow Blu Dot Target desk? Is it available online? Or there is a Parson's desk at WalMart (I know, not always the best option), but it seems to be available online and fairly cheap:
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Parsons-Desk-with-Drawer-Espresso/20552823

    Or you could just stalk your old desk. Maybe the new owner will take the hint??

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  4. I just gasped at that bamboo rsttan wicker delight up top, which confirmed exactly what I am looking for for between the twin beds in my girls room (only, mine needs to be symmetrical.) I've been looking for ages and recently started thinking a different direction would be acceptable. In fact, it will not. :)

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  5. I have regretted not buying that desk from you!! But then I would feel too guilty, so now I'm glad I didn't. Which Target?! xo

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  6. oh, that is cold. It says limited stock at Midtown. Did they say that but not have it? was that the one he checked?!

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  7. Finding the perfect antique/thrifted piece really takes a lot more than luck...it's all about the endless search. Maybe you were never meant to find a "filler" piece and will instead come upon your dream desk sooner than you think (I've got my fingers crossed for you!).

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