I’m good at bargain hunting when I go to thrift stores. Unfortunately, I have one major chink in my I-refuse-to-overpay-for-anything armor.
I have a thing for twins.
If I see something identical to a previously-purchased treasure, I have to buy it. Even if it’s overpriced. Even though I already have one. I’m constitutionally unable to face the possibility I’ll think of a brilliantly symmetrical way to use the twin of my previous find — but only after it’s too late to buy the counterpart.
So I fold. I pass over my money — too much money — and scurry home with a ridiculous sense of satisfaction mingled with regret. Like last week.
You may remember me finding, among other things, this loverly vanity seat a few months ago:
She was a little hard to recognize under her disguise. (I admit, the fabric is kind of cute.)
But I did a little excavating.
And then unearthed her at last.
Safe under one roof once again.
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