Wednesday, October 28, 2009

An Affair To Remember

Years ago, my man got suspicious when the bank statement would come in the mail, and there were a few too many checks written out to Michael. "Who's this Michael?" he would say, "And why are you giving him so much money?" My response? "I haven't a clue who Michael is, but he must know me. He keeps sending me 40% off coupons......50% for a custom framing order!"

That was then. This is now. Michael has been replaced by Craig. Yep. Craig is tops on MY list these days.

Our relationship started about a year ago. I'd heard about him from some of my friends. They were always going on and on about how great he was, how happy he made them feel. I just had to find out for myself. It began as a slow courtship. I would visit him once a week and see what he had to offer. Some days were better than others, but it was always just enough to keep me coming back for more until I woke up one morning and discovered that he was the first thing on my mind. In fact, he was also the last thing on my mind the night before. What started out as a courtship had quickly turned into an obsession. I tried blogging as a distraction. That worked for a while, but before long, I was right back in his web (site). He always seemed to know exactly what I was looking for too. Not long ago I was looking for a chair for my Living Room. Just needed a little extra seating, nothing big. Craig found this for me.

It wasn't a diamond, but it was enough for him to string me along. I thought I'd push the envelope a little, see how far Craig would go for me. So I went looking for a new area rug. Craig found the perfect one - just the right size. Let's face it girls,size DOES matter! The color was a perfect match too.

But things really started to heat up when Craig found this for me. A sweet little wrought iron bench. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it and I knew it would look perfect in front of my fireplace. Again, more seating. (Craig knows me so well!)

Some people say diamonds are a girl's best friend. Not this girl. For me, it's chairs. Craig knows. He also gave me this.

Fearing I would soon be getting bored with chairs, Craig showed me this. He knew I wouldn't be able to resist.

A perfect fit for a large kitchen wall.

I guess there's no telling how long this thing with Craig will last. It could be just a phase. Or maybe I'm having a mid-life crisis (I did just turn 40). Whatever happens, I will always have my chairs. A constant reminder of him.


Stacey said...

I'm so jealous. My Craig never finds me anything good!

Traci @ Beneath My Heart said...

too,too funny!
I was thinking of doing a post with the same title soon, but mine would be about my love affair with burlap!

Laura said...


If I had a Craig like you do I'd feel the same way-


Nancy said...

You're a stitch! I haven't met Craig; maybe some day you'll share him with me?? He sounds like a sweetheart. ;-)


Sharlotte said...

What a great post! You are a super writer...I was hooked with your title.

I love Craig's list too...however, I've just sold things...never bought. I'm going there now to check out a few things. You have made GREAT purchases! Your rug and bakers rack is gorgeous! I love your chairs too!


Hi Kim,
I keep forgetting about "Craig"...and I should check hime out everyday!!!
Love the gift you won!!! Queenie is a sweetheart. It's always a great day when the mailman drops off a package or 2.
The estate house is almost ready..I'm tired...however it's still very interesting to keep finding more things.
Deb :)

Lou Cinda said...

Craig does not love me the way he loves you! I would hang on to him if I were you!!

Maybe you could put in a good word for me!

Lou Cinda

Anonymous said...

Actually, I'm kind of afraid of Craig. I heard that he could empty your bank account if you weren't careful ;o)

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

What a darling writer you are, and a darn good shopper too and a designer.

come visit some time

Myrna said...

You are just too cute for words! Great post!! ;-)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am jealous of your Craig! I have visited Craig several times and never found anything as lovely as you have!

Country Dreaming said...

Boy, do you have it bad!
Never met Craig and it sounds like I better NOT!!!

Happy Friday!

Lee Laurie said...

I met him once or twice but wasn't too impressed. Maybe I should go and visit with him again! Maybe I need to get to know him a little bit better. I'll let you know how it goes! LOL

Thank you so much for the sweet comments that you left me.

Lee Laurie

Its So Very Cheri said...

Hey girl. You always find great deals. While I was back in Missouri I went to a Goodwill to see the difference in prices and I was shocked--couldn't believe how different the prices were--like 5 to 10 times less than here in Florida.


Queenie said...

(cracking up through the whole post).... OH girl, that rug is gorgeous, and I love the chairs, but I especially love the straw one! I have got to check out Craiglist in my area. Amazing finds! Hope you have a great day, you've sure made mine extra fun this morning! You are a hoot girl!
Big Hugs,

Melissa Miller said...

Kim you are just soooo funny girl! You and "Craig" together forever. HeHe!

What GORGEOUS items you found! The rug is just amazing and the little bench. Oh it's so sweet and pretty. Love it all!

Your blog is awesome! Good luck with my giveaway. You are always at the top of my list my friend. *Smiles* :)

Many Blessings and Happy Fall! ~Melissa :)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

How very "clandestine"...great post! Made me smile!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Jen R. said...

I never find stuff like that! E-mail me!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hey should see my Southern Calif. version of Craig! Woo Hoo!! Your Craig has been very good to you! Love that kitchen hutch.. Hugs!

Karli @ RockyBella said...

THanks for stopping by! I LOVE that bar thing for the kitchen. SUper cool. said...

Wow! Craig has quite the eye for great things doesn't he. You are so lucky to have found him. (I did hear that he has many girls that he strings along though.) I'm just sayin' Keep your eye on him. lol
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southerninspiration said...

Oh, this is hilarious.....and I love those men, too!! only your craig is a bit more generous with you than mine! ;)
Per your ?'s on my blog....yes, I am a SLaHOMe consultant and I do a sample sale every year....the cake stand in the last pic is not for sale, sorry, but I have many, many other items for sale if you are interested. I have a typed list if you would like to see it.
Thanks for stopping by. I thought I was following you, but NOW I am for sure. Loved this post!

Lisa B. said...

You really are such a great writer..ha!! This was fun to read!! I LOVE your chairs, and the kitchen hutch is stunning!!


Miss Mustard Seed said...

That rug is amazing! I think Craig has a lot of devoted women. :) I absolutely love Craig's list!

Debbie said...

Girl, this was too funny. I know what you mean though. Thanks so much for your sweet words that you left me. I am blessed with a wonderful husband, and I'm thankful everyday. But Craig and Michael, they are a very close second. hehe Blessings, Debbie

Kristi said...

LOL I am cracking up because I am a craigslist junkie and I am ADDICTED to chairs!! LOVE THEM :)

Anonymous said...

That kitchen sideboard item is AMAZING!! I want!! I check Craigslist every now and again but probably not as often as I should.

Shelley said...

Happy SITS day!! I, too, have a relationship with Craig. I wonder how he has been able to juggle so many different relationships?! It's worth it!!

Zeemaid said...

All fabulous finds! I'm feeling a need for Craig coming on! *LOL*

Melissa said...

This is so funny! I'm so glad I found your blog through SITS. I've got some major redecorating I'd like to do. Slowly but surely I'll have the house I want. :)