One of the things I love to do is browse the interwebs searching for great deals, fun finds and amazing things I never knew existed. It’s fun to do, but it’s also completely and utterly heartbreaking at times. Sounds dramatic, right? Well, for someone that seems to have the most expensive taste ever, it is heartbreaking. I tend to gravitate towards the most expensive designs and decor items. I love my taste, and I hope it doesn’t change because… well… that’d be a pretty pricey do-over, but it does lead to more heartbreaks and disappointments than I’d like to admit.
I look at houses for sale in our city every day. We really aren’t planning to buy anything for probably the next 4-5 years, and when we do move, we’ll probably build, but I still look just in case there’s something I really love. This house we live in now has its quirks and things I just do not love and wish we could change (ceilings, open kitchen, etc). Jacob has his own list of things that he doesn’t love in our current home as well, so it’s not just me! 😉 I always try to look for houses in a range we can actually afford, but there’s always that million dollar house that is just GORGEOUS. Hello, Heather! It’s a million bucks. You cannot afford that no matter what you do.
It’s so hard not to look though and dream. Dream about what if we could afford it right now, and what our life would be like living in a house like that on the water with the most beautiful sunsets in our backyard. I’m a dreamer. There’s no doubt about it. My husband is more a realist, which is great sometimes because he brings me back to reality real quick. Like, faster than you can imagine. 😉
Just today, I sent him a text of a table I really liked for our breakfast room, and I said, “How can we make this happen?”
Of course, he took forever to respond when we had just been texting a minute before. That always seems to happen. I’ve figured out your tricks, Mr. Jacob! 😀
Anyways, I always discover such unique furniture designs or interesting decor while browsing, but it’s completely not affordable to me at the time, so I have to pass it up. I buy most (not all) of the decor things for our house with my money, so my money + expensive taste = broke all of the time which is really unfortunate and heartbreaking (there’s that word again).
In order to share some of my fabulous, but pricey (to me) designs and decor items, I’ve created a new blog series where I can share my finds no matter how ridiculous and extremely pricey they are. This new series is called Extravagant Shopping Date, and it goes like this:
If we were on an extravagant shopping date together… I would share with you my desire to replace our old, brown, rectangle breakfast room table with something fresh, hip, and round, like this amazing acrylic and gold table. The uniqueness, modern design and shape would be perfect in our space. But it’s not exactly something I can just purchase right away. Furniture almost always needs approval from my husband even if he isn’t purchasing it. I really want this table though. I can’t afford it now, but it will be added to my “shopping list” in case one day it can be purchased to replace our old table. One day, maybe my dream will come true, and I’ll own this table… or I won’t and I’ll just end up heartbroken staring at the boring, plain, and uninspiring table that’s currently in our breakfast room. It’s really not that bad, but this acrylic table is over the top, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!
I know it’s not for everyone, but for me, it’s a decorator’s dream to own something like this and to have the perfect space to display it! Wouldn’t it just look rockstar in our breakfast room?
Do you have a shopping list or Pinterest wishlist where you save all of your hopes, dreams, and wants? If not, make one! It doesn’t hurt to dream, ever! Dream big… they always say! 😉
Check back soon for another extravagant shopping date. Until next time… happy shopping (or browsing if you’re broke like me).
P.S. This will probably be one of the most “inexpensive” posts I’ll make during our extravagant shopping dates. Bigger things to come!