Monday, February 21, 2011

In Need Of Help!

OK, so here goes... I found this wonderful Victorian outdoor set at an auction house that I must have. Hubby gave me that "Do you really need that? (LOOK). I do, I need it bad. Its true Victorian and $600.00.
So this is where I need the help, who thinks its worth it and who doesn't? Do I really need it that bad or is just one of those crazy moments of "I need that" ! Please help!!  :  )


Mari said...



Pamela said...

Wow it is beautiful!!
Pros: will always be in style...
Cons: not exactly overly comfortable
especially for big men
It is a tough one!!
Hope this helped a bit?
Pamela :)

Char said...

No regrets, that is beautiful and just think of all the wonderful settings and fun you will have this spring and summer. I can't wait for the table settings, Char

Kasia said...

Beautiful! Make your husband understand that you NEED it... because believe me, you DO!

Victoria said...

It is really beautiful! It might not be that comfortable so maybe it would have to be more decorative. To me, $600 is a ton of money so I would never even entertain the thought but hey, if you have it then go for it!!!

Marie said...

Wow! That is truly a gorgeous set, but paying $600 is a lot. I'm sure it's antique and made of cast iron, correct? It just sounds like a whole lot of money. The funny thing is, I just found a set that is similar to that set, coz I've been wanting one also and only paid $40 for it. It's old, white and chippy, but made of aluminum, but totally worth it for me. But then again, I'm cheap that way ;-). Come by my blog when you get a chance, I posted the set this week. Good luck with whatever you decide. Again, it is a beauty!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Lorene, it is very beautiful... I agree with Marie, definitely make sure that it is antique and made of iron, if so, talk to the hubby and let him know how much it means to you, and I'm sure he would want you to have it!!!

The Gilded Cherub said...

Hello Dear Friends,
Thanks for all your thoughts and input!!! I got it!!! Yeah!!! It is truly Victorian... very old... great shape and very heavy cast iron.. Its a good size table and 4 chairs.. so ornate and beautiful!!!! Hubby said if I want it then get it. I love it soooo much.

Thank you again to all!!!

lvroftiques said...

I too think $600 is a lot. However if it's something that you really LOVE?? And you'll use it till death do you part? Then it's worth every penny. And if you didn't get it you would probably regret it. That's just my two cents *winks* And that said I spent wayyyy beyond what I was comfortable with this weekend on a pillow for just the same reason. So high five spendy *slap* for getting what we really wanted! And yahoo for hubbs that encourage it! *winks* Vanna

Shirley said...

Oh Yes...we need you to have this..(Big Smile)so we can see it as you decorate with beautiful pillows, set out the beautiful tea set and other tea things that you would use more often if you had THIS set and of course it will always put you in the perfect frame of mind and that makes for a wife in a good mood! Try to knock the price down, tell the dealers..Ohh I only have a small budget and this reminds me so much of my wonderful grandmother! Oh you must sell it to me as I would care for it forever..then he wont think you are just going to re-sell it higher..give it a try..

Shirley said...

Yayyyy..just read you have it..Tell your hubby we all said a big thank we cant wait to see what you do to it..
Good find,

The Sterling Cherub said...

I was just about to join the cheerleading to say you NEED this set, when I saw your update that you got it. Yay for you! If its a true Victorian-era antique and made of heavy cast-iron, $600 is a steal because it looks to be in perfect shape and you will have it forever. It is just GORGEOUS, and you would not be able to live with yourself if you let it pass by -- trust me on this, I still remember mournfully all the "great ones" that got by me!

A pretty floral tablecloth (or not, the set is so beautifully ornate!) and some cushy pillows is all you need to make this set 100% comfortable (cast iron can be a little hard on the backside!).

Congratulations to you! Your dear hubby is a keeper, that is for sure!



P.S. Hope you arm is doing better and better every day!

Dawn said...

Well I am happy your happy, my hubby is the same.

I only ask when I think do I need it? and it's a lot of money. Bless him he always says but what you want as long as the bills are paid, I love my hubby ;0)

love Dawn xx

Divine Theatre said...

I just posted two tall stools in the same pattern that I bought on Craigslist. Personally, I don't think $600 is much for the entire set, but I live near Chicago and prices can be higher near the city!