Well, what a craptastic day it has been. I realize, just as I'm going through the toll booth, that I left my phone at home. Crap. I hate that. It's like forgetting to put on underwear. It just feels wrong. So excited am I, to be going to the one store in this area which is great, that I do not care that I
don't have underwear on forgot my phone. This is a store that not everyone has. I have no Ikea, no Home Good, not even a Hobby Lobby. But I had a Restoration Hardware CLEARANCE CENTER. Had people, had. This funny feeling crept in as I pulled up to the outlet mall. I could not see the sign on the building. I was craning my neck at the stop light. It's not there. There is no sign. This is so not good. I pull up and there is paper covering the windows. I had to park and inspect it further. It's been closed since January 31?? No, has it been that long since I've been there? I desperately drive around the mall hoping that they just moved. Nothing. It's gone. I would have taken a picture of myself weeping beneath the closed sign but I forgot my cell phone.
I stopped in a store called Journeys because, the nice mom that I am, I decide to look for some Vans for my son. He's been looking for a certain color that is nowhere to be found on this earth or online. I ask the young hip girl, wearing way too much make up about Restoration Hardware closing. Do you know what she said to me? "What sorta store is that?" They didn't have the shoes and now she's giving me attitude. Just great.
I decide to stop at an antique mall on the way home. I should have known better. This is Destin. I knew prices would be high because of the area. I was just going to browse. But man, that was the highest priced antique mall I had ever been in. It was a very pretty store with lots of pretty things. I was shocked when I was in the back and saw the area where the sold stuff was being held. There was a lot! Those multi gazillionaires with their boats that look like floating condos don't mind those prices. I however do.
So, I came home empty handed. Ate a pbj sandwich and called it a day. Oh, one last thing. The pottery barn shade I showed you the other day that so many of you liked. Sold out. Yep. Icing on the cake man. I'm ordering a plain one from Lampsplus.com. It's $30 and I'll probably have to trim it out a bit but I'm tired of looking. Thanks Beckie for the idea of trying Old Time Pottery. They did have great inexpensive shades but not the size and shape I needed. I will keep it in mind for a smaller one.
Hope you all are having a good day!