I have been looking for a vintage/thrifted quilt or bedspread for the summer but have had no luck. As a result, I had to suck it up and shop retail. A lightweight plush blanket has been on my bed all winter, but because it is all synthetic, it is too hot in the summer. My goal was to find something 100% cotton with a flamboyant pattern. While I had been looking for something more tie-dye or psychedelic, nothing along those lines was to be found. I settled on a paisley pattern that I can live with, but I choked on the price!
I always have a set price I am looking to come under, and it was $39. No such luck! The quilt I found was $59 on sale and that was half off! Jeepers, retail is expensive -- and this is why I avoid it. Were I to give myself more time to shop, I might have done better, but the warm weather has come on us suddenly and seems to be here to stay. The room is hot even with the fan, so the next objective is to find a micro-sized air conditioner to fit into the new smaller window. If there is one thing I need, it's a comfortable set-up to sleep. IMO, if you have to get up and go to work each day, you deserve to sleep well the night before.
TBG gets annoyed at my frugality, but the price of things make me think twice as to whether I really need them or not. To me, this was a little frivolous, so I will just have to get past it because the deal is done. Am I crazy or what?