Monday, February 27, 2012

Josephine Chair and a Candle of the Month

When it rains it pours at our house! Our little Mungkee is on the mend, despite the set back of developing a tumor in one of his front paws. It must be uncomfortable for him because he has a distinctive limp, but the vet says there isn't much for us to do to help it at this stage. But I've not only been caring for a mildly handicapped dog, since Wren came down with a very upsetting stomach flu last night at 2 am. I am writing on empty tonight (or running, I guess but I'm too lazy to hit the backspace button) because it has been not stop laundry and mopping up since then. Mom's who've been here know how unglamorous my day was. Those who haven't please say a prayer of thanks tonight!

I would most definitely rather be sick myself than feeling helpless watching her feel so miserable.

Before this minor set back happened at 2 am, I was having one amazing day! I had a fun day of auctioning with 2 of my Aunts and I am certain that I purchased one of my best auctions finds EVER.

We were laughing and enjoying ourselves when the auctioneer moved on to a chair and ottoman set. I hadn't seen it sitting there from the back of the room, but once they lifted it up I saw that it was a cute little set covered in identical linen to our new headboard.
Not ONE person wanted this little set and when I threw my paddle up at $45 it was mine ALL MINE!



I nearly had a spasm of excitement as I flipped over the ottoman and saw the label!



Thank God for Iphones because I found the chair online immediately and discovered that my $45 chair and ottoman retail for $1500... and to think not ONE other person even liked it enough to bid at that price? Crazy people, hey!

I have to shed a tear of sadness for the poor soul who will learn their $1500, brand new chair sold for such a measly sum. But then I will scream from the mountain tops with happiness that I scored such a cool find for and insane price. I think it will reside in our office for a little while until I can decide how to potentially incorporate it into our bedroom or some future project.

Only a few bucks less than our favorite new chair, this Voluspa candle is my LOOOOONG overdue Candle of the Month (click on the tag at the bottom of this post for my past picks!). I used a holiday gift card from Anthro to bring it home a couple weeks back. It retails for $38 at Anthro (may be cheaper at other retailers or online), and it is a pretty good value even at that price because this little jar offers 100 hours of burn time which is easily one of the highest I've seen. I've had it going non stop and it is only 1/3 used. The scent is called French Cade Lavender but I would describe it as a musky, masculine take on lavender. It is almost parfume-like and the scent is very neutral. I don't think it is as potent as some other Voluspa candles I've loved but the scent is soft and does travel around the house nicely when lit.

Plus, I love the jar and will easily find something to use if for once the candle is long gone~

What candles have you been loving??

34 comments:

AllyH said...

OMG! Holly I need to start going to these auctions.

AllyH said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! I need to start going to these auctions.

Lacey said...

Holy auction find! I AM GOING TO START HEADING TO THE AUCTIONS HERE IN CALGARY!

That chair is a beauty! AWESOME WORK!

Melodie said...

SCORE! It's a great set...yay for you.

Kelli @ Life at 818 said...

okay, first - you were one lucky chic to score that chair set! dang! Then, I see you have my FAVORITE candle of all time! I think it smells like a clean, fresh man! haha! I had no idea it came in a jar that size. I'm going shopping for it right now. :o)

Jenski said...

Wonderful chair!!

I just found some great smelling soy candles at Target. Right now I have the Sparkling Yuzu & Lime Happiness one.

Kayla Marie said...

The chair is beautiful! My all time favorite candles are always Voluspa, but I'm particularly partial to the goji and tarocco orange!

Oleander said...

JEALOUS!!

Kelly said...

So sorry to hear about your little girl being sick. That is awful! I have been there.....plenty of times. It is NOT fun and YES I have been in your shoes doing laundry and cleaning up the "mess" at odd hours of the night (while worrying that I'm next)! Love that chair and ottoman you found for such a song. I've never tried buying from a live auction. That sounds fun. Hope your daughter recovers quickly.

Rachel Pallas said...

LOVE the chair! WOW what a deal!;) I have to buy one of those candles..love the packagin too~ xo

The Captain's Daughter said...

The chair and ottoman is the find of the year, perhaps the decade. Congratulations - this couldn't have happened to a nicer or more deserving person!

Feel better Wren!

xxoo

Special 'K' said...

Wow was it your lucky day or what!!! Good for you. I love your images. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What an amazing deal! I'm so jealous...lol. It looks lovely in your home. ~ megan

My House, My Garden said...

I got this candle over the holidays and love it also! So does my husband and he's not that type. :)

Anne Boykin (bloominganne) said...

Wow, what a deal on your chair and ottoman. Makes me want to get out there and go to an auction! Hope your little one is well soon.

bagfashionista said...

Hah! i just bought that candle over the weekend as a splurge--although it's $26 here in Connecticut. Can't wait to have it in my bedroom once i finish redecorating it!

Lisa Bak said...

Holly, well again you scored. I have two RH Josephine chairs in camel. I was at Ward's but left before this lot since I had already bought four lots my husband would disapprove of. Good for you.

Shannon Gallegos said...

Incredible steal! Wowzers! And I love a good candle recommendation -especially since I have one lit at all times. Prays to an easier week and restored health. Enjoy that awesome chair!

Carrie said...

Nice score. I bought some remote flameless candles from Costco around the holidays and I may not light my real candles again...except for maybe the bath. They are lightly vanilla scented and I like that they are safe, safe, safe.

Elyse said...

I need to find a shop selling these candles you speak of. LOVE the chair and you are so lucky!

Wendy said...

Poor little girl. Hope she's well soon. I love your chair and ottoman! They are wonderful. The candle sounds yummy. ♥

Leslie said...

Oh my word I would have had to call the paramedics! What a gorgeous find!!!!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

You are right...that is the best find EVER! It's gorgeous! Hang in there momma, we are just getting better from being sick what seems to be all winter.

Courtenay said...

I'm in Edmonton too. Just curious, what auctions were you at? I occasionally go to some of the antique auctions in the area.

Leilani said...

I love your house!!

Leilani said...

I love your house!

kaylan said...

sweet deal! i wouldn't feel too bad about the seller... if they wanted a set price they could have sold it another way. auctions are a gamble and this is the one where you got the jackpot!

hope wren is feeling better!

Rachael said...

Usually I am really excited for you and your finds but this time around I am green with envy! What a beautiful chair!

Becca said...

How do you find out where/when auctions are? I wanna play too!

Jo @ To a Pretty Life said...

What an amazing deal on that chair!

Before Christmas, I fell in love with a gardenia-scented candle at Indigo, but I have never bought an expensive candle before.

Then yesterday I discovered it online for half price! So I had to buy it, along with some bookends that I had bought for someone else and wished I could keep...also half price!

Jaclyn said...

I saw those candles the other day and came so close to buying one. I might have to splurge and just get it. I love this little vignette you set up.

Stay in the Lines

Candylizzie said...

All Edmonton area ladies, Ward's Auctions March 24 viewing. Auction at 10:00 sharp on Sunday March 25. Brad might have to pay me a finders fee for new customers. Check Brad's web site for a list of the lots up for auction.

Rachellabelle said...

Wow! This auction win was the payback for your brutal week. Congratulations!

Now, I need details on these auctions...wow. :)

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

WOW!!! Graet deal on the chair! hopefully you'll share what auctions you head to. I haven't had such luck, although you might want to keep it your little secret... :)

 
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