A Funny Story

3.26.2012

I have been slowly taking some things into the consignment shop to clean out some of the STUFF around here. Taking things there can be a good thing and can also be bad.

When I go in it is hard not to look around. It is filled with all kinds of home decor things.

What I need to do is put blinders on when I walk in so things don't come home with me.

I am a very weak person though when I see something I love like an aubusson pillow.

This was aubusson and pheasants. Perfect combination. I knew it would be perfect on my sofa in the great room.

It goes so perfectly with the colors of the other pillows.

After all it is the perfect companion to the new picture over my fireplace from the same store.

My sister and I were talking by email and I told her about the gorgeous new pillow I bought at the consignment shop. Then she said that she had checked her account from the same store and noticed that a pillow of hers had sold that same day for a pretty good price. Well, you can see where this is going. Yep, I bought my sister's pillow that she had taken to the same store since we both consign there.
Yes, it could have been free, but I still got it for a fairly good price since I know how much these go for.

Then while looking at Pottery Barn on line I spied these wonderful pillows. 

They were on sale plus free shipping and I knew they would work in here for a spring look.
Y'all know I am always changing pillows or pillow covers for a new look. 

So for now these pillows are a nice change.
I know a lot of you love pillows, too. We really should start a pillows anonymous club don't you think?


Thank you so much for the well wishes for my husband. 
I will hopefully be taking him to the doctor today.


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85 comments:

  1. Oh, Lawd...this is so funny! I am not necessarily tempted to buy things in the shop where I have my booth, but Tammie just brought in a dry sink....

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  2. That's too funny! Great minds think alike. I love all your pillows. Your photos have given me the urge to go shopping. Kim on one shoulder: Go shopping! Hubby on the other: Please, no!

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  3. Good story! I'm always scared to death that I'm going to buy back something I already donated from our local thrift stores when I'm out looking for treasures!

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  4. That is funny. A good purchase for your room, though. And you could not have found any better to go with it than the Pottery Barn pillows!

    Betty

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  5. I just left a note on your kitchen post, then went to facebook and saw this new post.

    I would have the same problem. Your consignment shop has the most wonderful things! I love the pillow and the print. Perfect in your room.

    The pillow would be great in J's lodge too.:-)

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  6. The pillow on the sofa looks great especially the pop of blue it brings in. I'm in love with your pheasant picture!

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  7. I love your new pillow Kim. So funny that it was your sisters. You definitely are the pillow queen!

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  8. How funny that you bought your sisters consigned pillow! I do love it....

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  9. Your pillows are gorgeous! I love the one from your sister! I do the same thing. I bring stuff to the consignment shop,and come home with more stuff!! I guess we just love stuff!

    Kathy

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  10. Kim,
    That is funny.Oh well still a great deal on a pretty pillow.Sorry I missed the news on your husband.I have not been on the computer much.And missed reading allot of my boards.I will keep him in my prayers.
    Blessings,
    Anne

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  11. That is too funny that you bought your sister's pillow! I looks perfect on your sofa.

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  12. I love the pheasant pillow. But I like it much better with the tan/white checked pillows. LOL I, too love pillows! Too funny that you bought your sister's pillow!!

    Hope your hubby gets some good news and some relief. Keep us posted!

    tina

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  14. Kindred spirits, you and I, we both have a pillow obsession! And I am guessing so does your sister! Very cute story!
    Yvonne

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  15. Oh that is a great story! My 5 sisters all live far away, but sometimes we'll find out that we bought the same thing!

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  16. The pillow is perfect!! Where do you consign your stuff? Is it in Buford? Please share...

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  17. Too funny! When my Mom lived in the same area as me, we would have coincidental purchases that were identical or we would say "I saw this thing at such and such a shop and it was so cool" and we both had been to the same place and saw the same thing and neither of us had talked about going there nor had we been there in like 2 years... SO twilight zone! Enjoy the pillow, it's gorgeous!

    Michelle
    New England-Style.com

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  18. Love the new PB pillows, and that's so funny about the aubusson! The pillows look terrific on your sofa! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. That's too funny! Your new pillows look great together. I too, have a thing for pillows~it drives my hubby bonkers.

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  20. Or a pillow swap!! Love your (sisters) pillow!.. and the new pic over your mantle.. beautiful.

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  21. That is so funny!! She better check with you first before she unloads anymore stuff!

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  22. You scored your very own sister's pillow? That is too funny. One woman's trash is another woman's treasure :) -Al

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  23. Oh My! That is hilarious! It must have been so funny when you both found out! Awesome pillow though, showing you both have great taste!
    XO Cindy

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  24. That is so hilarious! My sister and I found out last year that we bought the same exact Spring wreath for our front doors in 2 different states so I totally get that sister thing. :-)
    Praying your hubby feels better soon!
    Vanessa

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  25. That is very funny....you and Kelly are a real pair...
    the pillow is beautiful....doesn't she consult with you before she gives things away...I think you need to have her do that next time...and I love the PB pillows..they all look great together...

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  26. That's too funny Kim!! Love that pillow!!

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  27. Great pillows and so is the picture. Shopping is fun but we must be careful.

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  28. I am pillow challenged. I love them but only have a bare minimum and most of the ones I do have, I don't like. Maybe I just need a sister with the same taste as me?

    ~Bliss~

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  29. That is pretty funny, Kim. My sister and I have passed some things back and forth so often that we can't remember who originally owned them! ~ Maureen

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  30. that's hilarious about the pillow :)
    Hope Mr. Savvy is okay, I must have missed that post.

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  31. That is so hysterical!!!! Your new pillow is gorgeous though and looks so pretty on your sofa...love the colors!
    ~Des

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  32. Kim, I love them all (pillows, that is)!!! Haha, too great about your sister's pillow. I really like the look of your living room decor and colors, a lot! We're about to move into a new house, and I feel like your home gives me so many good ideas. I am trying to hang on to my couches a couple more years, but I think if I totally change out the pillows for new ones it would give them new life!
    BLessings,
    Leslie

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  33. What a HOOT! Man I love that pillow and it happens to me all the time!

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  34. That is so funny! Great minds think alike!

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  35. Funny. You and your sister have similar wonderful taste. Love the PB pillows too.

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  36. Oh my goodness! That is a very funny story. I am madly in love with you/your sister's pillow - it is gorgeous! Jane

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  37. Love that! Perhaps you should start shopping in each other's houses before you head to the consignment store :)

    I'm currently stalking some things at my local consignment store, but I think they're way overpriced. Hoping I can nab them when they hit the lowest markdown.

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  38. You certainly have some gorgeous pillows, Kim. I would love to relax on that sofa, it is just such a welcoming look.

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  39. Kim, This is sooo funny! At least you know both of you have wonderful style. Love your new pillow. xo, Sherry

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  40. Kim, that is way too funny. I love consignment stores too. I found a secretary desk for $100 and I am almost done transforming it. Nice pillow, btw.

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  41. LOL! Love your funny story and everything looks great.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  42. That is such a funny story!! That just means you both have great taste in home decor!

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  43. Oh wow, that is such a cute story! That pillow was made for your home!!

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  45. Great finds. Goes perfect with your decor....

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  46. I think that just shows what great taste you and Kelly have :) Hope your husband is feeling better.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  47. Oh my gosh, that is so funny, Kim! My sister and I have had similar things happen with us. One year we bought the same card for Father's Day {or Mother's Day, one of the two}. We also have similar tastes in things. The pillow is gorgeous and really does go so well in that room, especially with that painting!

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  48. My pillow....er, I mean...your pillow looks perfect on your sofa! You're not going to even believe how much I paid for that pillow. It came from an upscale country french home interiors store in a swanky neighborhood. Are you ready? $165.00. So, I promise you, you got a good deal. I had it for years and after not using for the last few years, decided to part with it. It didn't go with my new style. It completely goes with yours though. So glad that I get to come visit it again. It was hard to part with. Your new pillows from Pottery Barn are very pretty with it too.

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  49. I love that story! What a crack up! I would demand a refund! Not really.. you got what you wanted, and I'm sure she's thrilled...
    Cute post.. great job on the pillows!
    Jan

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  50. My sister and I could shop in different cities and bring home the same exact shoes, dress, etc. we had the same taste.

    Once when we'd bought the same shoes we were both home for the weekend and brought The Shoes. I wore size 6 and she 6 and 1/2 or 7. We accidently switched them for Sunday church and were both miserable. After we got home and discovered why we had a good laugh.

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  51. At least you know it came from a good home....Great story. Why did she get rid of it? Her loss is definitely your gain.

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  52. that's so funny about you buying kelly's pillow....sounds like something i'd do!

    well, one things for sure, you and kelly have great taste!

    judy

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  53. Don't tell her I said this (and I hope she doesn't see my comment), but that pillow was too gorgeous to get rid of! ;o) You definitely made the right choice! At least you ARE consigning something, too (my justification ;o) There SHOULD be a club for that addiction. I've got a 4 ft tub full of them I'm waiting for my husband to take down the steps to the garage of my fall pillows, and I've been eyeing PB's new ones for summer in their latest catalog, trying to talk myself out of 6-10 of them. They are just really hard to resist. Hope your honey gets to feeling better. I feel for both of you!

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  54. That is so funny! That sounds like something my sister and I would do. Love all the new pillows.

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  55. That is so funny! That sounds like something my sister and I would do. Love all the new pillows.

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  56. If I had a sister, this would have happened to me!! So funny. Hope your husband is feeling better.

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  57. I know exactly what you are talking about. I like to change out the pillows for the four seasons that we get here in NY. I think your pillows look great.

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  58. How hysterical is THAT? You bought your own sister's pillow? That is like something you would see on a comedy show.

    I wonder if the pheasant picture and the pillow came out of the same house to begin with? They look great together.

    Hope Mr.Savvy was able to get into the Dr today and got some health questions answered. xo Diana

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  59. I have bought items at local antique stores only to find out my good friend sold the items to the dealers. Birds of a feather flock together, I guess. I do love your new pillow and your sister will probably wonder why she sold it when she sees how nice it looks on your sofa!

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  60. That pillow was calling your name Kim! Love all the pillows. Great colors!

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  61. That reminds me that my sis and I frequently show up in almost the same outfits without knowing it. Same thing with decor. Love that pillow!
    Hope things go well with your hubbs, You guys will be in my prayers.

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  62. THAT is a great story. I had a pair of darling Christian Dior shoes that I got on sale in Paris...but they were just too big (I tried insoles and everything)...took them to consignment...and a few days later, I saw my good friend and neighbor wearing them :)

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  63. Looks like you and your sister were "cut from the same cloth" so to speak! I love the pheasant pillow, it really does look like it was made for your sofa! A perfect match.

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  64. How crazy that you bought your sister's pillow! And it is gorgeous! It looks fabulous with your sofa and other pillows! Pheasants are one of my favorite!

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  65. That is so funny. I'm emailing Kelly to see if she has any more pillows she wants to get rid of. LOL
    I love Aubusson pillows and hers/yours is gorgeous. I gotta check out your consignment shop.

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  66. That's too funny Kim, but I can see why you wanted it, it is a beautiful pillow and I like the PB ones as well! How did your husband's visit to the Dr. go?

    Kat

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  67. That is a gorgeous pillow Kim. I would have snatched it up too! How funny that it was your sisters!! Great minds think alike!

    Lou cinda

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  68. That is hysterical that the pillow was your sisters!!! Too funny, but it is PERFECT on that sofa. Love the PB pillows too. If you start the pillows ananymous group, count me in:):) XO, Pinky

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  69. So funny! I laughed out loud!

    Carol

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  70. Hi Kim...your new pillows are beautiful...love the colors!!! Now I want to spruce up my sofa pillows!!!

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  71. Oh my goodness Kim, I laughed out loud at this tale. Sounds like something my sister and I would do. if you start that pillow club sign me up. Pillows tumble out of all my closets when I open the doors!

    Emily

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  72. I love that story. It is definitely something my sister and I would do. Love the new pillows. I am behind in my reading and missed the post about your husband. Hope he is doing okay.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  73. That story is hilarious...Great minds think alike and love "like" things!...It looks great on the sofa!

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  74. That is just too funny! That pillow reminds me of one in our bedroom in the chair my husband sits in to put on his shoes. Every time he leans back, a sharp feather end sticks him in the back and I hear, "ouch"!, but have I moved it? Nope. It's just too cute there!

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  75. LOL....a lot! That is just too funny but I would buy my sister's stuff too. We both have the same taste. Love the pillow....love them all! That orange is a nice pop of color for Spring.

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  76. I looooove pillows! That's the first thing I go to when I start changing up a room. Too funny about buying your sister's pillow!

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  77. You and your sister should have a true "swapp meet".
    Bothe of you have great taste. Hugs, Ginger

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  78. The pheasant pillow is beautiful, Kim! I don't blame you for being tempted. It looks perfect on that couch. (NOTE: I am a bonfide memmber of PA... never saw a pillow I didn't want to bring home!)

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  79. Love the pillow, Kim. That's so funny about the consignment. Well, you both have great taste.

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  80. Kim, that was too funny! Well, it's clear to see that good taste runs in the family!! Love the Pottery Barn pillows. I just ordered some for outside...free shipping gets me every time!

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  81. LOL- I'm sure those pillows just hopped in your purse! It's spring after all!

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  82. Kim, That pillow is so beautiful. I love it.That just goes to show You and your sister both have great taste. It looks perfect in your living room. Thanks for sharing.

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  83. Love all the new pillows together! Very striking....and love the story of the pheasant pillow...LOL!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  84. Ha Ha Ha....that is hysterical. I can not believe you bought your sisters pillow!

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  85. LOLOL! That is SO ME!! I can't just drop off...... I have to GO IN and SHOP!! Love your pillows!! :)
    Kristi

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