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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one.

I like jewelry. No, I luv jewelry. Like mega amounts.

Here is some of it.

It's just the rings, some of the earrings and some of the necklaces. There's more...
  Here's the rest.

Just the rest of the earrings. There are more necklaces. Oh and the bracelets... those are in another drawer.
All together now.

Well mostly all together. I have 2 of those lamps and there are necklaces draped all over both of them.
 So how do we cure this problem? Buy less jewelry.... "Oh heavens no", she says. We find a helper....

Like this one.

She hails from a magical land, Pottery Barn
So here was this morning's thought process:
Me: "Dang, I have alot of jewelry (mostly earrings)"... yes, I think with parenthesis.
Me: "It must have been those totally rad coral earrings I picked up at Target last night that put me over the edge"
Me: "What on earth am I going to do about this situation?"
Lola: "Didn't you see a cute earring tree in the PB catalog that you liked? Surely you can find something there. Oh and tell Dexter to stop humping me.
Me: "Oh yippe! I also have a $25 PB coupon that's been burning a hole in my pocket. Dexter, stop humping Lola. She doesn't appreciate it."

Hopefully that helped to set the scene for the celebration that ensued after I discovered a 10% off coupon in my most recent PB catalog later this afternoon. Happy Happy Smiles. Plus and also, free shipping was being offered on this item. 

So, you can imagine my disappointment when I added the item to my cart and I saw this:

 So I called the PB hot line and talked to Debbie, a very nice lady at PB, who told me that yes indeed it was on back order till June 3, and the item was pretty much sold out in the entire universe. However she did give me the numbers of 4 stores that MIGHT have the item since their inventory was showing there was 1 in stock at each of the stores. Oh yeah and this lil tid bit. IT WAS ONLY $23 VS. THE $39 IT WAS SHOWING ONLINE.
After calling 3 out of the 4 stores, I finally got in touch with Jane at the Sacramento, CA store and.... SHE FOUND ME ONE!!
So after getting the item super on sale, a $6 shipping charge, taxes,  a 10% off coupon and a $25 gift card, I paid $3 for this item. And THAT is what I call beating my addiction.

I would like to add a side note regarding my complaints with West Elm, a Williams Sonoma company. Read about my issue in January here. Fact: Pottery Barn is under the same company umbrella of Williams Sonoma as West Elm. As it turns out, the catalog portion of the company does communicate with the store entity, as I found out today. Thank you Debbie from Pottery Barn! That's certainly strange, as I received an opposite response from the company directly when I complained about their lack of communication between catalog and store. And I quote "Please be advised that our Catalog/Internet Division is a separate entity from our Pottery Barn Retail Stores and do not have access to all their inventory." Really, West Elm?

1 comment:

Erin said...

Very cute but did NOT like that kind of jewelry before....I do recall you saying "oh, I only wear the real stuff" yeah, I think it started with the gold chain necklace with leaves that we bought together....just sayin.