Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sadness: A Tale of Lost Beauty

This weekend while perusing the online classifieds over at Kijiji, I came across this beauty:
Needless to say, I promptly fell in love.  It was perfect as is, but could you imagine how beautiful it would have been with a hardware update!!!!

I wanted it so bad.  I should also mention that it was ridiculously cheap, and I even convinced Cory it would work for us.  So I emailed the seller right away to ask the dimensions.
  Then realized I didn`t care how big it was... I would make it work.  I was so in love with this thing that a few minutes later, I couldn`t remember whether or not I had hit send on the email, so I emailed them again with another question.

When I hadn`t heard from them a little later, I checked to see if the ad was still up, and it was!  I also  noticed the seller`s phone number was listed (but not on the ad) so I called... no answer.  I figured they were busy spending time with family.  It WAS Easter afterall.....so I decided to wait patiently.

By patiently, I mean, I stalked the ad to see if it was there.  I sat in the dining room imagining it acting as our beautiful new buffet.  Or behind the sofa.  Or even as a media cabinet in our (eventually) finished basement.  I made sure the SUV was cleared out, so I could dash off and pick it up on a moment's notice.

Unfortunately, they never responded.  No email, no returned call.  And now??? Now, the ad is gone.
Without even a goodbye.... sigh

Ever had something slip out from under you that you just can't get over? Leave me a comment, so we can grieve together.

Oh, and if you live in the Edmonton area, and are the lucky person who bought this dresser.  Please contact me.  I will by if off you.  For more than you paid!!!

9 comments:

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

I'm sorry, I hope you find something cute again soon!

Kittybeansjewelry said...

I HATE that. I have it happen ALL the time. I email someone about something on Kijiji. I love it, just have to have it and they never bother to get back to me. OR they do, only its 3 weeks later and they have sold it! ARG!!!!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Oh yes, I feel your pain! I had the most adorable vanity and mirror slip through my hands within minutes of being posted on Craigslist. It was also ridiculously cheap. So very sad...I almost cried.

~Amanda

**Frugal Contessa** said...

Bummer that you missed out on this one, I've had the same thing happen to me before. Now I just try to not get too attached to something until it is in my possession. Not sure how often you check comments, but this made me think of you:

http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-furniture-dressers-wardrobes-MOVING-SALE-9-drawer-dresser-W0QQAdIdZ197877850

It's similar, right? It'll be probably be gone too by the time you get this! :(

carebear3117 said...

I live in Edmonton too and regularly check Kijiji. I saw a dresser similar to the one you were interested in. It is not exactly the same but still really nice.

http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-furniture-dressers-wardrobes-MOVING-SALE-9-drawer-dresser-W0QQAdIdZ197877850

Carrie

Amber said...

I love this buffet so much I gasped when I saw it. So sad to hear you didn't get it :(

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Thanks ladies for all the words of encouragement. Also, in regards to the link posted bya few of you, yes, sadly it was gone :(

Unknown said...

just curious what kind of hardware you would have done. I am in the same situation with a similar dresser. I don't know whether to do all pulls or a pulls and knob combo? Just curious! Amy :)

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Thanks for the great question! I hadn't really thought about that too much.... While I don't actually mind the hardware they had on there, I most likely would have changed them out to something like the Cast Card Frame pulls over at Lee Valley

I have wanted to use them on something for a really long time now. I love the look of a library card catalogue, the little labels would even help keep the bf organized. Plus the pretty details are both new and old at once! :)