Is it wrong to lust after furniture?
Jeremy and I have been married 5 years now. Unlike many other people we know – our stuff has been given to us or bought at garage sales or off a friend of a friend. We bought our kitchen table, a few other table/cabinet/bookshelves and that’s about it. The chairs we have in our living room set are at least 15 years old or more. And they are so broken down that most people are afraid they are going to fall right out the seat when they sit down. One is literally broken as it popped a spring the other day (HA!).
I keep going back and forth about whether we should get new stuff or not. I mean we have a child and plan for more. And Lord knows moving seems to ruin your furniture (as I found after moving two times and about to move a third time). Should I wait and let this stuff get ruined and get more later, or do I go for it now?
So, I’m lusting after furniture-and rightly so….I think. But not any furniture…no, I’m lusting after the parmesean button-tufted chair that’s 55% off retail price on Overstock.com. It’s originally almost $500.00 and it’s on sale for $199.95. My tongue is hanging out of my mouth. I’m pretty sure I looked at it 12 times yesterday. And of course, they only have 6 left. (of course)
Wanna see it? Of course you do….
It’s great, isn’t it? And the price is crazy…I wonder how much shipping would be…that’s where I’d take it you know…
So, here I am, lusting after furniture. I thought maybe I was coveting,…but I’m definately willing to buy it. Therefore, I’m thinking that’s more lust. Stupid Blue Like Jazz book making me feel all convicted…starving children in foreign countries and all.
It’s such a pretty chair….