Thursday, April 2, 2009

Stimulating the economy, Benson style

We skipped church Sunday.

Shhh...don't tell anyone. I'm sure no one noticed our absence. *cough, cough*

H and I have been on the look out for new pillows and a comforter for a while now. We've been waiting on the perfect sale to make these purchases.

I'm into flowers. H is not.

H is into boring solids. I am not.

We finally found something we both liked in a department store ad. So, we went in search of the perfect compromise.

Our local department store didn't have the comforter set. The sales lady told us they expected to get it and they would honor the sale price, but not our coupon. We asked them to call some of the other stores in the big city just north of us. Luckily, the mall closest to us (about 1 hour and 15 minutes away) had the set, so off we went.

Little did we know, we would hit the jack pot and help stimulate this sagging economy.

We are now to proud owners of brand news towels, pillows, bedroom accessories (bedspread, etc.), and THIS:

These, my friends, are our new SUPER comfy couch and chair. For years, we have lived on H's old college furniture. It was fine and we were so thankful to have somewhere to cuddle and snuggle and make our house a home. We are even more thankful that I stumbled into the furniture portion of the department store (I didn't even know this department store carried furniture!), that the store was having an amazing sale, and that we could afford to purchase these items for our home.

In our own little way, we stimulated the economy: Benson style.

(H and I have a cuddle date to watch a movie tonight--right there on that big, comfy couch!)


Rachel said...

Love it! So fun to get new stuff for a good price:)

Christina said...

JACKPOT indeed! It looks fantastic, Natalie!

Arizaphale said...

It looks wonderful! There's not a lot more exciting than a new couch and chairs. They seem to fit the room perfectly. I wish Himself would let go of the 40 year old leather sofa in our lounge, which used to belong to his PARENTS!!!!!!! :-D

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sofa and chair! But I wanted to see a picture of the comforter compromise...
It's so nice to get knew stuff and even better when the price is right!

Anonymous said...

That should have been "new" instead. I "knew" I should have previewed that comment...

Kyla said...

Those look great!!

Maggie said...

Those look great! I love the rich color of the brown (and probably not bad at hiding dirt either!)