Furniture Friday - The One I Left Behind

When it comes to shopping, I'm a different person than I was 5 years ago. The old me wouldn't think twice about buying something that caught my eye. But now that I have a mortgage and a much improved savings plan, I've become responsible, smart and careful with my money. Sometimes when I'm contemplating a big purchase, I like to leave it for a couple of hours or even a day or so if possible. I always say that the things you buy for your home should serve a purpose. It has to be functional or beautiful in your eyes; something that makes you happy. If you don't need it or love it then leave it behind. Never impulse buy or purchase something just because it's cheap - that will only leave you with a home that belongs on hoarders and a sad looking bank account.

So in the spirit of Furniture Friday I present to you the one I left behind. This beautiful bar cart that I saw at the Milton Antique Expo:

For some reason, I was being mucho cheapo that day, and didn't want to spend alot of money. It was $49; not bad at all. I knew I wanted something like this and to be honest I wasn't completely in love with it. I wasn't crazy about the etched flowers in the glass. It was almost perfect. I did remember it days later and still think about it every time I open my kitchen cabinet filled with our ever expanding bottles of liquor and shtuff. Oh well, I guess it wasn't meant to be. I'm sure a better solution will present itself soon enough. In the meantime, how about some inspiration photos?

Perhaps this will be my next thrift store find? If you're shopping this weekend, try my trick. Really think about every purchase you are about to make. Do you love it? Do you really need it? You may be pleasantly surprised at how much money you save.

Happy Friday Folks!