Is it just me of is Pier 1 everybody's favorite store?
I love Pier 1. I love the prices and I love the products. I love to be able to stop there and come out with some treasure without breaking the bank. There's decor to brighten up the house, some pillows for the bedroom or a new chair for the living room, and beautiful things to enliven my next dinner party.
A few weeks ago I bought a nice arm chair for my bedroom at a yard sale. It was the perfect size and a nice neutral color and I'd been looking for one for quite some time. I wanted a corner spot to be able to curl up and watch television when my beloved was watching something downstairs that I'm not interested in. I also bought a nice floor lamp for a song at IKEA, an adjustable spotlight type thing which can be easily adjusted to use for reading. I had everything in place except a nice ottoman.
I have looked everywhere for an ottoman. I shopped at all the local furniture shops, all of whom are having winter sales. No where could I find a nice upholstered ottoman for less money than I'd paid for the chair and somehow I just couldn't bring myself to do that, even if they were half-price.
Then I thought of Pier 1. The next time I was in Southampton with time to spare I stopped in and lo and behold, just inside the door there it was! A beautiful, leather-look upholstered ottoman in three colors. None of which I wanted, but the price was right! So I went to the desk. Was there any chance this particular piece came in ivory? A quick look in the computer confirmed my hope: it did come in ivory and it could be delivered to Southampton within a week. I bought it on the spot. And now I love Pier 1 even more than I did before.