May 23, 2011

buy quality and you only cry once

I’m over at Tawna’s blog today, sharing one of my favorite mantras – “buy quality and you only cry once.”  Have you ever done a quick tally of everything you’ve spent on furniture and accessories that are OK for now … but not what you really want?  It can be rather disheartening!

In my own home, I am pining for a new living room rug.  My current shag rug was absolutely fantastic when my boys were small and prone to tumbles.  Although I still like the look, I’m now afraid that the rug is harboring more than a few hidden Legos, Cheerios and other not-so-lovely things on which to step.    Instead of replacing the rug with something inexpensive, however, I’m going to keep what I have until I can buy the rug I really want — the Safavieh Jaguar Rug.  It’s love, and — because I won’t be happy with anything else — buying a substitute would simply be wasteful.

Do you have a favorite mantra?  Visit Tawna at Reve Decor Interiors to say hello and share your thoughts!

Photo from Safavieh.


  • Marianne {Style For Living}
    May. 23, 2011
    Loved your article and yes, you need the rug along with the lamps!
  • Mae @ Here in This House
    May. 23, 2011
    isn't it funny how there are a million rugs out there and yet only one will do? i agree in principle that one should not settle, that that's wasteful. but it is hard to bear cold floors and cold feet sometimes...
  • Elizabeth@themustardceiling
    May. 25, 2011
    I agree Traci, buy what you love. I am headed over to read your post. Thanks for following me and adding me to your blog roll! I appreciate it.
  • Amanda
    May. 25, 2011
    Ohhhh Emmm Geee! Truer words have never been spoken! I knew you where amaze-balls but you are now my hero :)

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