Once upon a time there was this couple, they lived in Texas. They came across this insane deal on this beautiful, ultra-high end bedroom set. They could not believe their luck. They could not believe the price they paid for this furniture…this was back in the late 1990’s. They wound up moving here…and then the husband died in 2000.
That was it for the wife. She never slept in the bed again! She continued to keep her clothes in her dresser, but she slept downstairs in a recliner if you can believe that. This went on for fifteen years!
The woman died in March. Yes, I am buying the furniture, which is priced at roughly 10% of what it is worth. Matter of fact, the gal who is selling it, their daughter, has had calls from all over the country, trying to buy the furniture…one piece here and one piece there.
She’s refused to do this. She said it was bought together and it’s going to stay that way. This is when I came in and had my lucky day.
My husband and I have both worked since we were teenagers. Neither of us had ever had anything nice. All of the sudden, this is changing.
There’s another thing going on here. The mother who just passed has the whole place decorated with one strong accent color. It’s an odd color…and it just happens to be the color of new couch! What are the odds of that?
I mentioned to the gal…that I was looking for stuff in that color.
“Do you want some of that _____ glass?” she asked. “It’s dirty,” she added. She meant, dusty. her mother had Alzheimer’s – she’s been caring for her.
“Yeah, I probably do want glass like that. But you think about it. I came here to buy this other stuff. You’re grieving. Taking all this furniture out of here is disruptive enough. No need to decide anything right now. See what your husband thinks. Just tell him the lady buying the bed is doing her house in your mother’s color. You have my number. If you want to sell some of this stuff, I’m definitely interested. I’ll pay fair price and I won’t give you any trouble or problems…”
I don’t know if I am going to buy more stuff from the house or what. But it’s the strangest thing. She’s got all these old (colored) bottles, on the shelf above her cupboards (among other things). I have a shelf like that above my cupboards. It’s just so strange.
Also, the decor in the house I am buying is dated. Mauve! But it’s amazing. When I add this other color, it changes it completely. It makes it look the the Netflix show, Borgia! Which of course, I love. I’m turning our place into the Southern Italian countryside. And I’m doing it by pure grace, ’cause ya’ll know my taste is…questionable!
And yes! When I pick up my furniture, I’ll take pictures.. 🙂