See that black chair to the left of the faux fireplace? It just wasn't right, even though it is a fine chair. We both looked at the space and pondered what to find to replace it - and Wes had an 'aha' moment when he thought a leather chair might be just right. However, he is a bit on the picky side and also wished for the leather chair to be a recliner and a swiveler to boot. Meanwhile, I am thinking UGLY! We hit an impasse.
Fast forward to a play date with my sister when we decided to explore a Marshall's in the city. With a free parking garage and a nice, big, clean retail space we set about to conquer! And, wouldn't you know it, just inside the door Diann spotted this beauty.
And the price was really really good for a leather chair! However, it still was enough of a purchase that Wes should have a say. Plus, it had no swivel or no reclining feature. What to do?
I know: I'll keep looking and thinking while I shop! I went back and forth to the chair between the clothes racks visits, the housewares department and even the shoe area and books. An hour later, Diann and I met and conferred: Yes, I'd get it and give it to Wes as a SURPRISE wedding anniversary present! Our only obstacle now was how to get the chair home in her fine, but small, Prius. We left our carts behind and went out and measured the car dimensions in the parking garage...and concluded that it would work.
The purchase was paid for and over the store intercom a call was made for stock help to come and help us get the chair into the car. She showed up and was on the smallish, but apparently mighty-ish side and she hefted the chair onto the shopping cart and away they went.