The cat’s meow !!

Impulse purchase!!

I was shopping at an open-air market (dozens of vendors) and saw the metal, tri-fold, hinged plant hanger. I didn’t “need” it but fell in love at first sight. It has hangers for nine planters. Even before I made the purchase I was thinking “Where will I put it?” At home, I was contemplating locations. I decided to place it next to the support for the awning. Due to some of our high winds–for safety–I tied the stand to the awning support. ~~ I also purchased two small planters with purple Verbena. (The price was right!!)

Plant stand (1)

Plant stand (2)

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Later: Out of curiosity, I searched the Internet but did not find an item similar to my purchase. This is the only thing I found. I paid less than the shipping…!

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Postscript, Monday, May 16, 2016: Ye ole story-teller here.

Acquaintances wanted more details so I’ll give you the rest of the story (as Paul Harvey used to say).

On Saturday morning, a resident on a “deeded lot” (Escapees Rainbows End RV Park) was at CARE and commented she might go to Trade Days. I said “In two-and-one-half years, I’ve never been to Trade Days.” She said “shall we go” and I said “yes.” We only browsed, did not spend money. It was “garage sale” Saturday so lots of vendors!! (We had so much “will power.”)

One established vendor (under roof) sells Himalayan Salt Lamps. I visited with him and told him my cord burned out and I hadn’t been able to locate another (Lowe’s, Walmart, etc.). He suggested I come back “next month” and he would repair it. (Trade Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, once a month.)

Himalayan Salt LampYesterday I returned and he repaired. Now I’m thrilled to have it operational. (So many health benefits!!) I showed it off at CARE last evening meal because so many were curious. (Curious because I arrived late for lunch and was talking up a storm about my exciting trip to Trade Days.)

Center of Hope still had their big Garage Sale going on. I bought the very nice, looks-like-new, metal plant stand from them. I was very glad to give them $50.00 for it because such a worthy organization. Later I was curious about how much something like that sells for in a retail store–but couldn’t find with an on-line Internet search.

There you have it, “the rest of the story.”

 

3 comments on “The cat’s meow !!

  1. Lorraine says:

    This is a “test” so I can understand why readers have a problem leaving a comment. I’m in the CARE center–on their computer–for this test.

  2. I’m working to un-complicate the process of leaving a comment. Frankly, I don’t understand why the reader can’t just leave a comment.

  3. Mary says:

    Trying again!

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