Until last week.
Last week we were given a very generous ($500) gift card from my husband's dad and his wife. We weren't expecting it, and it was a really great surprise. Yeah, um really great. Except that I cannot decide how to spend the money. It's just too much. So I know you're thinking that I am off my rocker but I cannot make a decision on what to get with that much money.
Say they had given us $100. In a heartbeat I would have ordered these.
I have wanted those 12 days of Christmas plates ever since they appeared in a catalogue a few years ago.
Or for $100 I might choose a set of these candle holders. I think I could use a pair of these in either our master bath or the dining room.
Now if they had given us $250 it would have been more difficult but I probably would have gone with a quilt & shams like these.
Although this piece of art would look great above the sofa. Does it remind anyone else of The Great Gatsby?
But this gift card has me paralyzed. I know I won't have this opportunity again soon and I don't want to waste it. So then I start thinking that I should get something that will last longer. Something that I have been pining for like a new bed or a media center.
But both of these options are well above our gift card so we would have to invest a significant amount of money that wasn't in the budget right now.
I think another part of my hesitancy is that so often when I look at the things at PB I always say to myself that either I can find something similar on craigslist or make it myself for way less money. So even though that bed is super appealing I know that given enough time I can find something close for much less money.
Now I know you're wondering what my husband wants after all it was a gift from his dad. He's no help at all. He said I could get whatever I want.
So here I sit everyday visiting the website and thumbing through my catalogue over and over not knowing what to do. I never thought this would happen to me:)
Tell me what would you buy. Would you get a few small items? Would you use the money towards a larger purchase? Would you hold on to it just waiting for the right thing?
~ Gold Shoe Girl ~