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July 12th, 2008

Foot. Foot is what I use to kick myself. Kick. Kick. Kick.

I recently spent a wonderful afternoon with my girl-gang, and after a hearty (as in arteries clogging hearty) and kitchy lunch at The Logger in Knappa, Ore… off we headed to work off our Logger Burgers by going antiquing along Hwy. 30. We ended up at Flowers N Fluff in the-town-with-the-name-I-can’t-pronounce (Clatskanie, OR - a little town Paula recently posted about). Flowers N Fluff is my all time favorite coffee stop - where I get a fill-up going into Portland, and where I get a refill on my way home from Portland. Mmmm. Best coffee ever. What was once a gas station is now a florist, garden, espresso, gift shop, blahblahblah. Ever so cute.

As we pull in, I can see the vintage red table and chair with the darling scallop and pukas. My heart starts racing and I can barely open the door of Connie’s SUV. I wanted to shout “dibs” before Karen, Connie or Robin could beat me too it, so instead… I did the most dignified and mature thing I could think of. I squealed and almost fell to my knees… “OHMYGOSH… I have to have it”!
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We wondered around the lovely grounds, so many pretty things… even some bunnies! I spent too much time wondering. I should have grabbed the table and chair, paid for it and stuck it in the back of Connie’s SUV. While wondering and lollygagging (I love that word even if spellcheck doesn’t), the little Cortney Love voice in my head was saying those things I didn’t want to hear… “You have to set a good example to DS about not spending money”, “We have to tighten our belts”, “Save-Save-Save”. I hate you Courtney Love voice. I hate you.

I think my girl-gang was feeling sorry for me, so they asked me what I wanted to do next. GO SEE THE PONIES, of course! And then that effing Courtney Love voice spoke again. ”No. You can’t have one.” And if anyone reading this goes and buys that table and chair that is CLEARLY meant for me… then I expect you to invite me over for some lemon-aid and cookies at my your new table.

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26 Responses

  1. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    You were brave. Clearly, you were very brave, and I am sorry… bravery can be so over-rated! Flowers and Fluff looks like a place where sweet, young things like ourselves can get into trouble ;-)

  2. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    I’m proud of you for leaving the table and chair there. That shows great restraint on your part.

  3. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    You were extremely restrained because that is one cute table.

  4. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    Big hugs! Showing such restraint deserves big hugs. That restraint stuff is soooo tiresome.

  5. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    Did you have THE perfect spot for it at home, or would you have had to do some rearrangin’ in order to make it fit? IF you did have the perfect spot money wouldn’t matter (and I’m guessing you agree!) so just shake it off and be glad you’ve got a full house of groovy stuff already. :-)
    Aren’t I helpful? ;-)

  6. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    I am so jealous that I’m not a part of this girl-gang. Of course if I were a part of it I likely would have talked you into buying that table and chair just so I could come over to drink coffee at it!! So yeah, maybe it’s a good thing ;-)

  7. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    Like Kathleen, I want to be a part of this girly-gang, too. In fact I’m softly sobbing in my beer right now….You do know that table and chairs would look perfect on my deck don’t you? And I’m not to far away to go get it! Lucky for you that my purse is sobbing along with me. Dry tears, of course.
    I’m thinking brunch soon, maybe next weekend, on my deck without the red table. Yes?!

  8. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Oh, Monica, I can’t believe these people are congratulating you for your restraint when they should be taking you to task for not following your heart. After all, Sid would want you to have it! And besides, in 50 years, your pocket book will never know the difference (I got that quote from Sid, too!). I should have twisted your arm.

  9. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Oh, you poor dear. That’s some serious restraint right there, ’cause that little set is just adorable! I’ll be dreamily thinking about how very brave you were.

    Enough with the chitchat.

    What the eff were you thinking??? You deserve that darling little set. Screw the tightened budgets — that’s why there are soup lines. You’ve been paying your taxes all these years to help support people in need — welfare will be there if you need it ROFLOL.

    Now, put your big girl panties on, get up in the morning, and get back there and buy it before someone else does!

  10. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    Hello!!! Yeah, I say kick yourself harder!!! Get your blooming a$$ back in the car and go get that set! How deaf/blind were you? It has your name written all over it and it was definitely screaming for you to purchase it. Screw Courtney Love! Didn’t you hear the pelicans screaming in your head: mine, mine, mine,mine!!!!

    Anyhoo, wouldn’t the pair of aqua boots look lovely on that red table?

  11. The fabulous Candace allegedly said:

    I’m torn between being very proud of your self control, and wondering if you can go back and get it later.

  12. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    I think that would make a nice treat from Mr. Tom on his way home from a trip to Home Depot. I wish I could drive past it right now, I’d scoop it up myself. Its completely darling.

    Love the photos.. can’t believe we decided not to stop there.. well we were too excited to get to Astoria.. maybe next time.

    Miss you.

  13. The fabulous Berglind allegedly said:

    Oh Monica, what self-discipline you have!! You should go back and buy it… just don’t eat for a week, it has got be worth it… oh, and you deserve it too!! :)

  14. The fabulous Robin allegedly said:

    What you didn’t buy it…I totally thought you did…I’ve learned that you can’t go back so you should just buy it the first time…think it is still there??? I could check on Thursday on my way to the beach…would that be cruel if is gone?
    I agree the aqua boots would be so cool on it.

  15. The fabulous Domestic Chicky allegedly said:

    Oh Monica, I feel for you, you know I do. My question is, what do the jackets look like in your girl gang? I am picturing pink ladies with some vintage rose appliques… :-)

  16. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    To quote a very famous woman, who, at the time was talking about antiquing, “I never regret the things I bought, just the things I left behind…….”

  17. The fabulous Nanette allegedly said:

    Red is so tantalizingly wicked isn’t it! It tempts me all the time. It knows me. It knows my weakness. Darn red!!

  18. The fabulous Moog allegedly said:

    I was thinking either you had amazing self-control, or it wasn’t for sale. How many fat quarters and lattes would you have to pass up to get it? My philosophy is: if you see something you’d like to have, but pass on it, and it subsequently haunts you, you should go back and get it. If it’s not there when you return, it wasn’t meant to be yours.It doesn’t mean it won’t continue to haunt you, but at least you made the effort.
    Sisters was fun this weekend, our personal shop-hop was a blast. Helping the Oregon economy, one fat quarter at a time.

  19. The fabulous Tammy allegedly said:

    I LOVE that table! I want it, too! Maybe we could buy it, share the cost, then rotate gardens for it to live in, meeting at Flowers ‘n’ Fluff (that’s sort of in the middle of us, right?) and make the swap, undoubtedly purchasing more items we love and certainly don’t need. (Courtney Love voice be damned!)

  20. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    You are setting a good example for me. I want want want lots of things I shouldn’t shouldn’t shouldn’t buy. Because I’m broke.

    You really should have it though.

    Lovely pictures! Don’t we live in the best state ever?!

  21. The fabulous Michele C allegedly said:

    You should have just bought it. You can’t let those things get by you because you’ll always remember that you should have done it. I just speak from expeience. No help, am I?

  22. The fabulous Ellen Crimi-Trent allegedly said:

    this is my problem these days since we are way on a tight budget and I just had to buy a new mac and printer for work, so there are no extras for me this summer!! Waaaaaaa can you hear me crying all the way home, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

  23. The fabulous Kristin J allegedly said:


    You gotta learn to tune in to another voice.

    Like a radio tuner, there are many to choose from. Choose the Cyndi Lauper, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun voice, or tune into the soothing sounds of Etta James, “At Last, my love (or table and chairs) has come along. . ”

    It’s really easy to change the dial. Shut Courtney down.

    C’mon, I’ll pick you up in my Magnum and we will go get it. Oh wait, I am in California. Dang the logistics.

  24. The fabulous tamy allegedly said:

    girl gang/antiquing
    sounds like paradise!!!
    I love the patina and colour of the table too!!

  25. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    I think “we” should have bought that dang table…you can use it when I go south….deal????
    I even got some new (to me) chairs that are going to be red to match….uh huh…I am getting ready…
    I went by today, but Davey was driving real fast, again (something about that town that brings out the racer in him), so I couldn’t see if it was still there…besides, I had a truck full of bark so no room!
    Let’s go get it!!

  26. The fabulous kathleen allegedly said:

    I don’t know what makes my heart beat faster… the red table that you scored, or the yellow bunny hutch! Too good! :)

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