The Sweet Sense of Winning

In my last post, I talked about rearranging my morning room, so now I want to share the reasons why all of this happened. Pictoral examples, of course.

The morning autumn sun shining on the leaves of the ornamental plum outside one window.

The Pine Siskin feasting on the Rudbeckia seeds, through that same window.

The ice drops on the pine the morning of our first freeze this season, first seen through another window – but I ventured outside to take the photo.

The waning moon, earlier this month. I loved this one because of the golden color of the moon as it rose over the hill behind us.

It’s those views from the new location of my chair that moved me (pun intended) to move things around. It’s almost the same as being out on the deck – without the fresh air and breeze caressing my cheeks, but still, the views satisfy my soul.

This rearranging created the need for a new table – as I said in my last post. That was on the list of things to shop for today, because today we are going shopping. However, an opportunity presented itself yesterday, and I try not to let opportunities pass me by. Our neighborhood gals go out to our local coffeehouse (we have very little local, so we try to support what we have) Tuesday mornings. At our Tuesday morning coffee yesterday, the Gracious One said she was going to our bigger town down the road, and she was going to a couple of the places I wanted to check for tables. A door opened, and I walked through, and because she is gracious she did not say no.

You’re dying to know the result, are you not?

A table! A table that sets just the right tone! Smaller than the table we had in the morning room before, and airier looking and just – just perfect! Now, you want to hear the real winning part of all of this? This table was the last one in stock, was the floor model and was on sale – a let’s-get-rid-of-it-as-quickly-as-we-can sale – for. . . . drum roll here. . . . $25.00! Yes! Score! And the Gracious One has a large enough vehicle that we could carry it home with us.

Let me tell you folks – we often check our local Big Lots store and often find treasures there for good prices. They also have junk, but some of the overstock or discontinued items they get are wonderful. A little plug here – just because I am so happy about this find. And – to make it better (as if it needs to be better!) husband is thrilled with it too, but it took some convincing to get him to believe the price.

Yes – the sweetness of winning. Thank you, Joanne for your words of encouragement in my search – how true it is that if it is meant to be, it will be.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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15 Responses to The Sweet Sense of Winning

  1. You should hear me when I read one of your posts. Scrolling down I “oh and ah” as I come to a new photograph. Then when I saw your table and read the price, I fist-punched the air and shouted, “Yes!”


    • Carol says:

      Is anyone around you when you’re doing this? Do they walk away shaking their heads? I am happy that my posts get that reaction from you!

      Sent from my iPad


  2. Angelia Sims says:

    Oh, it is so very lovely! What a deal. The timing is remarkable. Bonus: the incredible view inside and out. 🙂


  3. Northern Narratives says:

    Wow, a $25 table in a room with a million dollar view. It works so perfectly.


  4. Score is right Carol! On the table, and having the sensibilities to rearrange your surroundings for your best view. I love that you did on both ~

    Love this post!


  5. I love your morning room! What a great place to wake up to each day! And great score on that table… 🙂


  6. Joanne says:

    I’m so happy for you Carol! I just knew that your table was out there, looking for you, waiting to be taken home! It looks fabulous in your room and now you can sit back there, all snug and cozy, and enjoy all of the beautiful scenes as they unfold outside of your windows. 🙂


  7. Lynne Ayers says:

    I see why you enjoy your sunroom – it looks so inviting. Now you can also gaze indoors, at that fantastic bargain, and feel righteously chuffed with your thriftiness.


  8. Heather says:

    Well – no need to respond that that other comment. So happy it worked out well. I love “scavenging” a good deal 🙂 We’re having snow now, but I suspect it will not stick around. I think my patio furniture is about to go away for the winter. Sigh.


  9. Jack & Cindy Farmer says:

    Carol, Your morningroom looks fabulous!!!! It looks twice as big – beautiful.



  10. Fab. Your views are lovely. Wonderful to be able to watch the birds and catch the sun. You’ll enjoy the winter in there!


  11. Colleen says:

    Carol, your views are just lovely!! And your room looks to be so warm and inviting. What a great find with your table, it looks like a perfect fit.


  12. Robin says:

    I think I have view envy 🙂

    Great find and price on the table!


  13. Karma says:

    Wowee! I think I need to go shopping with you, lol! Love your table – it is fabulous!


  14. Lisa says:

    ICE DROPS!!!! NOOOOO. But the table is lovely and congrats on scoring a great find! 🙂


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