LD has this funny way of making things come true. The day before we left, she warned me that if she saw a white leather walnut Eames lounge chair and ottoman at a good price at the Outlet store, she would have to buy it. So guess what we saw, when we walked into the Outlet - a white leather walnut Eames lounge chair and ottoman. I couldn't believe it, and it was a great deal! However, we were really not planning to purchase one this weekend. So we decided that if it was still there on Sunday, it was meant to be. In the mean time we spent the rest of Saturday and Sunday morning shopping at Ikea and REI.
As luck would have it, REI was having a Members Only Scratch and Dent Sale that weekend. We picked up a few items at REI, and continued our shopping expedition at Ikea. At Ikea, we bought a media bench, end tables, cool table lamps for our buffet, and a few other things.
The Outlet didn't open up until noon, so we drove to the Room and Board store. Our whole purpose to shop at Room and Board was to test out the Amos swivel chairs. A nice salesperson directed us to the chairs - of course not after walking us all around the store! Which is really dangerous because we found more things that we LOVE!!! I couldn't help it, the problem is I tend to have champagne taste, but a beer budget. The chairs, however, are something we will be ordering once we recover from this shopping spree.
Then we drove to the Outlet to see what Fate had decided for us. Well, the Eames chair was still there! But one more hurdle had to be overcome-would it fit into the car! After measuring the chair from all angles and some discussion with the staff, it would fit without disassembling it. The cashier told us that they had just put it out on the floor on Saturday. So the Eames chair that was in our 5-year plan ended up coming home with us this weekend. Is it possible that they read LD's mind?
You know, Minnesotans are very lucky. The have Ikea, REI, Room and Board, Room and Board Outlet, and to top it all off my newly discovered favorite chips, Dutch Crunch. They were so good that LD (who is not a big fan of of salt and vinegar chips) kept eating my chips! The chips alone are worth going back for.