On the way home yesterday, after an appointment a few suburbs away with my 2 younger boys, I stopped in at a Salvos store. I have only recently discovered this store thanks to a friend and have since found some really great "stuff" there. I can't believe I have been going to fortnightly appointments around the corner from this store for 16 months and not known it was there!!!
Anyway, they had stacks of matching gorgeous retro style Italian chairs for sale at $10 each or 4 for $30, BUT it was 50% off day so that made the chairs 4 for $15. I pretty much fell in love with them and hurried to the counter to talk about delivery. Alas the sales lady said they don't deliver to my suburb. I was gutted. If I had had my thinking cap on I would have bought the lot anyway and booked a van to deliver them (I am on familiar terms with the guy who does Vinnie's deliveries by now and have his card) but my boys were being excessively feral in the stroller, SCREAMING, hair-pulling, scratching, it was like a cat-fight, I think I can safely say it was the worst behaviour I have EVER seen from my little angels so I fled the store in mortification and promptly caught the next bus home.
Later on I researched the lovely chairs online and saw that they retail at $159 each new! They are made in Italy and come in a variety of colours. Of course I started to obsess about missing out on $159 chairs for such a ridiculously fantastic price so I called Salvos this morning and after some wheeling and dealing I got them to agree to deliver them to me, I think they were glad to free up the floor space for more stock.
Anyway, the point of my long-winded post is that about an hour ago, 18 of these beauties arrived at my house for $90 including delivery - yep, that's $5 EACH!!!
I will take some photos of them when they are all cleaned-up and in situ. Did I mention I LOVE them?