Rugs

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I'm scared of eBay.

There.  I said it.  I have a serious shopping addiction (in that I can't seem to stop, ever), and everyone is always talking about all the great deals they get off of eBay.  But bidding on something you want?  I mean, if I'm bidding on it, I want it.  It's like Pandora.  If I create a station around a song, there's no getting around the fact that I want to hear it.  I'm nervous that I could be willing to spend money on something but not actually get it.  But not that I would ever be bidding on something on eBay, because I refuse to learn how to use it.  Yes, that's me, the girl that blogs and shops online very often, has never purchased anything off of eBay.  I hang my head in shame.  If I ever wanted something enough to learn how to use eBay and bid on something, I would be petrified of not winning (I am a very sore loser, just ask basically anyone), but then what if I did win, but only to smite the other bidder?  And then I over pay?  There's just so much complexity revolving around eBay and so many what if's that I never thought, what if I learn how to use eBay?

But this morning, I had a change of heart.  No longer am I scared.  I was reading Morgan's latest post over on The Brick House which is a super rad blog about renovating and (re)decorating her house.  And what was the first thing I saw on her blog this morning?

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KILIM PILLOW COVERS!  Look at all of them!  So colorful!  So patterned!  So many different sizes!  When I first saw the picture I thought it was going to be about some overpriced not thrifty store with amazing pillows.  But no.  She got them off eBay.  YES, EBAY.

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Lately I have been really really into Kilim.  It's got that tribal sort of global feel to it.  I  mean, look how great they look, especially on that leather chesterfield sofa (drool).  A quick search on eBay revealed SO MANY kilim pillow covers!  I am no longer afraid!  My desire to have a giant pile of kilim pillows in lots of different colors and patterns outweighs my fear of not actually being able to own them.

Not only that, but the other day I saw this rug on Craigslist:


More awesome kilim, but a closer look revealed that the edges seem to be stained.  Gross, and bummer.  So while lusting after kilim pillow covers this morning on eBay, I thought, wait a minute.  Maybe this magical eBay world also has kilim rugs!

BAM:
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They do.

I love all the patterns and colors, and how unique each one is.  I want one for my livin' room to live all over their glorious patterned delight.  No, that may not be coherent English, but you catch my drift.

Do you have rugs?  What kind?

I know it sounds uber cray cray, (did anyone see that episode of Whitney?  If you did I would also like to put the fact out there that I started using the word cray cray back in '03.  Just sayin'.) but I'm thinking about cowhide too.  I know, WHOA.  But bear with me for a second, and just look.

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I mean, look how versatile.  Living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms...and so many different styles can handle a cowhide rug.  Decisions, decisions.

And guess what--Ikea sells them:


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Decisions, decisions.  Cowhide, kilim, jute, sisal...what ever is a girl to do?  I guess it's a good thing I don't have to make a decision yet seeing as this blog is more about The Broke House.  Maybe Santa will bring me a cowhide rug for Christmas!

Here's to hoping.

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