Throughout the years I’ve started to collect elephants. I don’t know what it is about them, but it’s rare to see me pass up purchasing a new one.
Now don’t worry my house does not look like a safari, but throughout my spaces you’ll see one, or two or three.
I’ve now started to pick them from places were I have visited. This way I have a memento from a trip that does scream, “You were here.”
I don’t share my love for elephants with everyone, because I don’t want have it be the token gift for me, but family members know and remember me on their travels, which leads me have a rather larger elephant family in my living room.
Now I like most of my elephants to have some sort of story, but at times I can’t pass up a pair from a home decor store, which is where these guys came from:
Other times they come from Thrift stores so even though I don’t their story I know they have one.
Two days ago I was out at one of my go-to thrift shops and what should stop me in my tracks, but a pair of elephant lamps.
Don’t worry I wasn’t going to jam them in my living room. I wanted them to live in my bedroom.
I was in love! I didn’t however love the $58 dollar price tag for each. They even a greek key pattern in between the two elephants.
I sadly walked away. I didn’t need new lamps. I went home and just kept thinking of them. When Jon got home that night I was going on and on about them and even though he gawked at the price for thrift store lamps I decided I would go back the next day and buy them.
I should have gone bright and early and picked them up, but I figured I was the only crazy nut in love with elephants and that most people would pass them by.
So after lunch I went out to pick them up. What should happen when I arrive? They were gone. Fingers crossed I hoped they had just been moved so I went up and down the aisles in the hopes that I would see them.
Nope. Nothing. My mom frantic to get answers started asking around and we found out that they been purchased about an hour ago from an Antique dealer who mentioned he would probably get around $300 for them and oh yea didn’t you know they were 30% off!!!!
I could have died right there. I know they were just lamps, but I’m kicking myself for second guessing my decision to pick them up the first day. Never again!
Has this ever happened to any of you? Please share misery loves company!