So if being domesticated wasnt enough, being frugal is added to the charm. When the husband and I got hitched last year I recieved a great pottery barn duvet cover that I registered for. After raising an enormous dog-son, It has gotten some chews and holes (this is unfortunate). However if you can remember back a few posts ago I put up some super cute pics of a shabby chic ocean cottage. Well I found a very similar duvet cover on overstock.com (http://www.overstock.com/?cid=141942&kid=2000000898&fp=f) that looks just great! The picture of the cottage’s master bedroom has a tan damask duvet, and I found one that looks just like it. However, I went with the blue one…any who guess the price? *note* it came with 2 euro shams too! Ok I know it’s killing you….$39.99 + 1 buck to ship. Well I waited nearly on the edge of seat for it to arrive, and it did yesterday! Well after a splish and splash in the wash and dryer it is happily adding a much needed spark in our bedroom. I had found several others that I was going to go with @ West Elm and The Company Store but I am glad I didnt settle. GO ME!
I stood, a mendicant of God,
Before His royal throne
And begged Him for one priceless gift
For me to call my own.
I took the gift from out His hand,
But as I would depart,
I cried, “But, Lord, this is a thorn,
And it has pierced my heart!
This is a strange and hurtful gift
Which Thou hast given me.”
He said, “I love to give good gifts;
I gave My best to thee.”
I took it home, and though at first
The cruel thorn hurt sore,
As long years passed, I grew at last
To love it more and more.
I learned He never gives a thorn
Without this added grace:
He takes the thorn to pin aside
The veil which hides His face!
Martha Snell Nicholson