Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Here's one from the Metrolina Flea Market that I loved too much not to grab.

Don't Shop at igourmet.com

Dear readers, I know I am usually not so negative, but when an online retailer royally messes up, I must use this platform as a forum to express my utter disbelief in how inept certain dot-coms can be. Herewith, the message I had to send to igourmet today, via its website. I think it explains my frustration.

'Tis the season!


Please ensure that I will finally be removed from any possible email lists and from your database(s) entirely. I believe it was 2 or 3 years ago that I ordered gifts from your website for my father and for my in-laws for Christmas. The cheeses all arrived late and spoiled. I have since then asked to be removed from all future mailings.

Here is a copy of the email I received from your company on 12/6/06 at 9:40 pm Eastern:

Thank you for your email. [my email address] has been removed from the igourmet.com email list.
Please allow 5 to 7 days to be completely purged from all lists.
Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
Best regards,
Customer Service

However on 11/25/07 I received another promotional email from your company. Today, 11/27/07, I called your corporate office and spoke with Tom at 10:44 am who assured me my email address would be given to the tech team for removal. Please ensure this happens AND that I am removed from any and all databases your company maintains.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Flea Market Done Right

Last weekend, armed with a list of furniture we needed for our apartment, I headed out to Charlotte, NC with MB for the Metrolina Expo "Antiques Spectacular" Flea Market. Apparently, this Flea does an antique special show over the first weekend in November (maybe also April?). Well let me tell you peeps, I got three pieces I am so happy with. Please, step into our apartment and I will show you around...

This sweet little upholstered chair is exactly what I was looking for in the bedroom. Priced at $269, I got this little jobbie for $75.

This hall/entryway table is made from pieces of an old house: old Wainscotting boards (the top), parts of staircase banisters (the legs) and room molding (the trim). Cool, no?

And finally, this is possibly my favorite (unfortunately not my husband's, but I think it's growing on him) - an old shoe display rack with swivel wheels on the bottom that allow for 360 mobility! Doesn't it look cute next to that little side table with lamp? Hooray for the brown wood corner of this room!