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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Everlasting Pillow Search

I have finally started putting together the guest bedroom! Whether or not it will come together nicely is a different story. On Saturday I went to seven different stores in two hours trying to find the "perfect" throw pillows.

None of these stores had even one of the pillows that I had in mind. I would try to explain the perfect throw pillows to you, but even I am not sure of the details.

I have started noticing a trend in this type of behavior. I get an idea in my mind of what something should look like, and then I cannot settle on anything unless it is nearly identical to my original idea. The downside to this way of shopping is that I often dream up the perfect pillow pattern, wall hanging, or whatever the object is without ever knowing if such an item actually exists. Which means that it probably does not. And it especially doesn't exist in Abilene, Texas.

So I run all over town hoping that one of our seven stores might have happened to read my mind. It never happens. Eventually I usually give up and settle for an item that pales in comparison to the original imaginary item. After that, I spend the next 6 months staring at the room in question, trying to figure out exactly what it is that I don't like about the room.

Clear as mud.

1 comment:

Rob said...

jenna. you're crafty. craft them!