Thursday, April 2, 2009

I risked my life for this!





This chair is my one and only 'Craig's List' purchase. My daughters were always talking about the great stuff that they saw there. Well being very computer shy, I had never gone to the site. One morning this past summer I decided to check it out for myself. Since my area has very little population, I looked under furniture in Boise, which is about 140 miles from where I live. It had been posted for sale for $75.00 at 11:00 a.m. and it was now 11:20. I knew I had to move fast. I was able to reach the young man selling it for his mother-in-law who had just moved in with them. He was so gracious when I told him how far away I lived, but that I just had to have it. He said he would consider it sold and gave me directions to their home. Well, I jumped right in the truck and headed to Boise. On the way there, my 'wife of a cop' brain took over and I thought, you are just going to show up at this guy's house to get this chair. What if he meets you at the door with a chainsaw or something. I had myself really worked up for awhile. But my desire for the chair was greater than my concern for life and limb. By the address I had, I knew it was a large subdivision so I was pretty sure someone would hear my screams. I decided to risk my daughters life as well (she lives in Boise) and picked her up to go with me. The people were delightful and helped us load and tie it down for the trip home. I can't believe my luck, I got a great chair and was able to live through it. (amazing, considering the speed I drove to get to it)Do you know, I've never been on 'Craig's List' since.

19 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Hehe... this is way too funny. I think you did good. It was worth the risk. But, to think of the possibility of what could happen... being the wife of a cop.. you could've said, MY husband is a cop, i'll be missed quickly... then run like you have motors on your feet.

Great find! Better story.

Rita said...

My husband and I love craig list....go on the free stuff. that's how we got most of our chickens and they all lay eggs! Have a great night Ciao Rita

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I am so with you as the niece of a cop. I have been on Craig's List many times to look but all those warnings I was given as a child and young adult have definitely stuck with me to this day. I do believe I may have done the same for this chair, it's the chair of my dreams too. There are many kind people out there but it's good to listen too. I loved this post, I do think I've found a "think alike soul"!
Happy night!
xo~Tracie

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Forgot to say in all my cautiousness... Great buy!

Veronica said...

June it's a gorgeous chair and you were so right to risk both yours and your daughters lives in purchasing it, :-D -mind you, if I ever visit you then you will probably have to risk it yet again as I think I would somehow have to pack it into my suitcase and bring it home with me. Smiles and warm wishes to you, Vxx

Bonnie said...

But your chair is georgeous....so it was worth the risk........and now......enjoy.
Have a nice day

Carolyn said...

I love the chair-definitly worth risking your life over!
Take care,
Carolyn

Jodie LeJeune said...

You are so funny! Cute post!
Your chair is beautiful and sits beautifully amoung all of your other pretties!!!!
Great buy...it was just meant to be yours.
{Glad you still have all of your limbs too!}
Have a great weekend!!!!!
everything vintage

The Pink Bird House said...

Hi June, GORGOUS chair, and a very funny story. I think that if I ever came over to your house, you, me and Veronica just might get into a tussle over it though, I would so love to have it for a corner in my own house!! :-) As for being scared about showing up at a stranger's house, I was taught that you can never be TOO cautious! Better once too often then one time not enuf cautious! But isn't it nice to know how many wonderful friendly people are out there in the world, proving that the evil side of life does not have the upper hand! Enjoy that chair, it is a beauty! hugs from here, Debby

p.s. thank you again for the lovely compliments on my ribbonwork. Hearing how much everyone liked it has inspired me even more to get busy creating!!

Reggie Girl said...

FANTASTIC piece you got yourself there June!!
You be careful of the crazies in the world....I used to be in the dating pool about 7 years ago......
You got out with em once and next time you see them they're wearing a "skin" coat they got "somewhere" off Craig's List, lol.
Please have a weekend filled with love, joy and laughter and......

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Deedee said...

Hahahaha! June, you are so funny! But I can really relate- I'd have been thinking the exact things! Looks like it all worked out though, and the chair really is nice.

The Victorian Parlor said...

Too funny! You sound like me-I always worry about things like that:) I'm glad that you and your daughter survived-the chair is lovely. I have never been on Craig's List but maybe I will take a peek.

Blessings,

Kim

alicew said...

I've only used Craigslist once too...for a 50 dollar vintage chandelier...and I felt the exact same way! If I ever found an amazing chair like that though...I would definitely risk my life for it...lol! Just discovered your amazing blog via your daughter and am so glad I did...I can already tell I will be very inspired!

The Shabby Queen said...

lolo..That is to cute of a story!
June <3 ~ Thank you so much for stopping by my blog..I just figured out how to even read comments today!lolo..I stumbled upon them..still learning about all this blog world.It really meant so much that you took the time. :) its nice to meet you! Have a blessing day, Shonna

Sandi said...

Amazing chair! I LOVE IT and would have risked life and limb too! LOL
You are an amazing photographer! Love your texture photos!!
Blessings~

Mandi said...

What a bargain......am really envious...good for you tho and your story discription was highly amusing....enjoy the comfort...

Brenda said...

I absolutely love this chair - have been looking for two like it but unfortunately I have not seen anything close to it on Craig's List. I have bought several things off CL and have gotten some really good bargains. I always take my hubby along - just in case. I am a big baby when it comes to things like that. What a great buy, enjoy!

maryboys said...

a chair like that certainly would inspire risk-taking;)

sweetpea said...

Fab chair but I know what you mean about the risk of Craig's List. I would have done the same thing though...

Hugs,
Shelley