I forgot to show you a new find from Tuesday Morning.
I was walking around in there one day a few weeks ago and saw something at the back of the store that piqued my interest. I’m always on the hunt for more storage for my apartment, so I went over and checked it out.
I looked closely at the doors and the construction of this piece of furniture. I wanted to see if it was made well and not just some flimsy piece of furniture made out of thin wood that will fall apart in a few years.
It seemed well made. The shelf inside was quite sturdy. And it was just 32 inches wide, so I knew it would fit nicely in my apartment.
They sent an older woman over to help me. I told her I didn’t think she should try to lift it, as I was afraid she would get hurt. But she said the other employee was on break or something. I told her I was not in a hurry and I would wait.
But before I could stop her she put it on this rolling gizmo and pushed it to the front register.
About the time she got it there it toppled off onto the floor. I think we all held our breath while we checked it out. There was a small all but unnoticeable dent on the front corner.
They said because of that they’d discount it. So I got it for $69.
I got it home and had the neighbor’s grandson take it inside for me (don’t know what I’ll do when he graduates and gets a job and moves out!) I put it exactly where the shelf of plants had been.
I had to take the shelf I rescued from the trash back into the bedroom behind the door because Ivy found a way to get into where I was storing my bath towels.
I looked up the company that made this piece of furniture, Farelane Furniture. It was over $300 on the site. So I was pleased I only had to pay $69 for a piece of furniture that was not in the least flimsy or flawed.
Well except for the small dent in the front from being dropped.
I also liked it because it has the same galvanized steel look in the doors that the sideboard across from it has.
I have my dish towels and place mats on the top shelf. And then I have light bulbs, batteries and such on the bottom. It’s easy to get to and Ivy can’t open the doors. Well let’s just say she hasn’t yet.
Speaking of Ivy, yesterday after I opened the box of gold cabinet hardware for the kitchen cabinets so I could take a photo and show you, I sat down started going through email.
Then I saw something on the floor in the dining space. What is that, I thought?
So I got up and look and Ivy had somehow managed to jump up on that brown kitchen cart where I had the box of drawer pulls and taken one out.
What is it with this cat? Bring something new in and she will not rest until she’s checked it out and taken off with something. Those aren’t lightweight pulls either.
I didn’t even think she could jump up there because she’s a big cat and it’s a pretty tall cart. But I suppose when she really wants something she will find a way.
Just for kicks here’s some info about Tuesday Morning:
In 1974, Tuesday Morning founder Lloyd Ross was working with big-name manufacturers when he had an idea. These big brands always had leftover inventory and nothing to do with it.
So Lloyd bought their excess merchandise and decided to host the world’s greatest garage sale in a warehouse in Dallas on a Tuesday morning.
Ross decided to use Tuesday Morning as the company name because he thought it was the first positive day of the week.
In 1979 Tuesday Morning opens its first permanent store location in Texas.
In 1984 Tuesday Morning, Inc. went public. In 1985 it sent out its first event mailer. In 1988 a new warehouse facility was built. And by 1990 sales exceeded 100 million.
Now there are Tuesday Morning stores all over.
I love to shop this store because the inventory changes weekly. I never know what I might find.
I walk through the store once, then I double back and walk a bit more slowly and look again. As often as not, I will see something I missed on the first go round.