Friday, June 11, 2010

Craig's List and Outstanding Sons....

Well, hard to believe ...but it's Friday come around again! Wow the weeks fly, but I don't mind so much. It means Justin's time in the land far, far away is also flying and that is what I want. He's 8.5 hours ahead of us, and I am constantly calculating that when I think of him and what he may be doing...

Today I thought I would link up with Cindy at My Romantic Home for her usual Show and Tell post parties on Fridays each week.

If you have something to show all us bloggy viewing sisters out here, and want to talk about it, jump over there and join in on the fun and sharing.

This is absolutely something that I would have included in my "Favorite Thrift Places to Shop" post when it came time to highlight Craig's List ads.

I have been doing a post every so often about my favorites.

Back around the third week of May I saw an ad that simply said "Kincaid Dining Room Hutch for free. (Huntersville)" I clicked on it out of pure curiosity. The picture was of a gorgeous China Cabinet. I told myself the ad was a typo - error- wrong- mistake.... No way was that beautiful piece of furniture (which I surely would have loved to get) ....FREE!

I called. She said,

I said, "I WANT IT!"

The catch???? Mega monstrous HEAVY. and she warned me... BRING SOME MUSCLE with you. Third story apartment!!! Do you still want it?

Oh my GOSH! The girl was not kidding. Justin is away...far away... Kurt was in Kansas City at the time.

That left Jonny and Kameron.

They told me I was trying to kill them both in one shot.

I felt very, very bad.

Alas..... we got it home in one piece, unbroken, and no hospital visits for my wonderful , outstanding, longsuffering, strong sons.

**That piece will never leave GROUND level again.**

I am extremely thankful for this FREEBIE. Love it. Not too formal, and has sparkley jeweled knobs, etched glass, and a Country French feel that goes with the Dining Room.

So Craig's List continues to be one of my TOP FAVORITES.

How about you? Have you ever gotten your man (or men) to do something for you and then really started feeling bad about the whole thing, it was so difficult????
Yikes! All is well that ends it's said. :-)

Remembering our military and armed forces - praying for safety and Godspeed.

Hugs and Blessings to all passing through.


Mari said...

Were those the actual stairs? Wow...those men must LOVE you! The hutch is gorgeous, and I love Craigslist too. What a find for you...happy for you! Cute post, Julie!
Praying for you, your family and Your military boy, Justin.

Dorath政儒yN_ said...

Well done!............................................................

Sandy said...

I love the hutch! It's just beautiful and
so similar to mine that I also got for
FREE a few years ago. The elderly lady was
someone my husband and his boss had done
a lot of landscaping for and she just
asked if I wanted it. DUH?! She was a very
kind Christian lady. A couple of years ago
she went to be with the Lord. I will always
treasure the hutch and several other lovely
pieces she gave to us.
I am continuing to pray for Justin and our
wonderful and brave troops.

Theresa said...

WOW, great find but obviously a labor of love! I know you are happy to have all of that storage and the piece is gorgeous... AND FREE? Honey, please! I love it! Enjoy your day and we will keep the prayers flowing for safe Marines! HUGS!

Dianna said...

Good morning, my sweet friend,

I was on here earlier to leave a note but I had a phone call from my daughter before she headed out to work. I must have thought it safer to close out your blog while I talked because I remembered reading your post for today but couldn't remember writing anything. Must be that lack of memory thing. LOL

Your hutch is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, Julie! OH. MY. GOODNESS! So glad that you have such strong men at your house who love their momma so much! I'm sure you've remembered them well though. You are such a giving person.

Love ya...

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What an amazing find, and for free! It's beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

billypandnikkysmom said...

Oh my, that is a beautiful piece!!! So luck & what a find!!! Glad that nobody got hurt :) Hope Jsutin is well & safe, praying for him always. Hope you have a nice evening, blessing & hugs to you!!

awal.ny said...

Free is always good. Now I have a question, are you a leave it as is kind of person or a paint it person? I paint.

Anonymous said...

What a deal! What wonderful sons you must have. And, yes, I do have the guilt thing going all the time with my men here. Thank your son for serving for our country.