Monday, July 28, 2008

ESP

When I was pregnant with Izzy, I decided that I wanted blue curtains for his room. But I didn't want kiddie curtains - I wanted curtains that were neutral and could go with any future bedroom themes. While shopping one day, I came across a huge display of Wamsutta curtains on clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond. I found some slate blue curtains that were perfect for Izzy's nursery. So, I purchased two panels and two valances.

When I got home, I realized that I needed 4 panels to cover the two windows in his room. Duh! So the next day, I went back to the store to purchase the other two panels. Since I was still several months away from delivery, I absentmindedly put the curtains in his closet to hang at a later date.

A few weeks before Izzy was due, John decided to hang the curtains. Unfortunately, we encountered a problem. Each window needed two valances, but I had only purchased one valance per window. I was incredibly frustrated. I went back to Bed Bath and Beyond, but they no longer carried the curtains. DAMN IT!

I went home and got on the internet. I emailed Wamsutta, but they had no useful advice. I searched Ebay, but I couldn't find the valances. So, I was stuck with this...
Basically, I gave up on finding the valances. While nursing Izzy in his room a few days ago, I stared at the curtains with disgust. I decided that I didn't want the unfinished set of curtains anymore. I was going to sell them at our upcoming yard sale. It was final.

After I finished nursing Izzy to sleep, I came out to the livingroom to check my email. There was a message from John, with a link to Wamsutta curtains on Ebay. I clicked over, and seen a picture of the valances we were missing! And the woman selling them happened to have TWO! What are the odds?

The valances arrived this morning. Izzy's room is finally complete!

28 comments:

S said...

That's awesome! Gotta love when things work out like that!

amanda said...

yeah for complete window treatments!!

gotta love ebay :)

Dana said...

they look cute!!

THopgood said...

What are the odds? Love the color!

Melissa said...

That is excellent on so many levels. First, that you found the drapes. Second that your hubby was looking for them.

Happy day, indeed!

Erica at Mom's Journal said...

Woo! Those are very nice and it looks a lot better all complete. ;-)

Insta-mom said...

I love finds like that. So glad everything is finally in place for you.

Steph said...

Wow, that is so great it worked out. It looks a ton better now that you got the other two. YAY!

Dooneybug said...

That's wonderful! My daughter, on the other hand, is still being serenaded by the hum of 5 computers (she currently resides in our office). Poor girl has a blanket as a curtain!

Amanda said...

It was meant to be Christy!
love,
Amanda xx

dani said...

i'm so glad john found the other sets, christy, because they really look great!!!
love,
dani

The Woman said...

wow now that's what I call lucky

moo said...

That's amazing!

It's always when you're ready to move on when things finally happen. It's like the universe wakes up or something.

Congrats on the find!

Carrie said...

Yay! They look really cute and you have to love Ebay!

Greg said...

Great Find!!! I love Ebay!

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh it does look so much better!
What are the odds. With my luck I would have sold them and then found the other two on sale.
Good for you :-)

Midwest Mommy said...

I can't replay to your comment through email but yes, they are so driving me bonkers! (I added you to my blogroll too :-)

Jenn said...

Gotta love that ! That was great that you happened to find that out before you sold them, that would have been my luck! I think they look really nice.

Eva said...

I'm just impressed it's John that found them!

Z's Mom said...

hahahaha...talk about luck! Woo Hoo...I love it when things work out like that! Its like God says "Alright kid, I'll quit toying with you....here you go."

Cristina Mathers said...

omg! gotta love ebay and those curtains are awesome!

i once got 20 baby einstein dvds for 20!! and they were in perfect shape!

Sugar and Ice said...

What great luck! Looks terrific!!

Rachel said...

I love them but honestly-it looked nice even before but hey way to go John. And also way to go on finishing the room. I know it must feel good to just get it finished.

Mama Kalila said...

Nice... Looks good too

Danielle said...

Yay! looks awesome.

TEACHBROECK said...

Looks great! What is Wamsetta?

Nellie said...

Perfect! How cool is that!?!

kristi said...

LOL! I like them!