Well, those of you who were paying attention may have noticed that the dresser I posted on Monday sold super fast.
I posted the blog post at 7 a.m., and the dresser was spoken for by 8 a.m.
The black dresser from last week was also posted at 7 a.m. and sold by 7:14 a.m.
so I guess technically it did sell faster!
But I think the moral of our story is that there is a market out there for both the team player and the star of the show.
There is going to be a part three to this battle next week when I unveil what I’ve done with this dresser …
This time I’m going on out on a limb with some color rather than playing it safe with a neutral.
I didn’t quite get it finished in time to post about it today though, so you’ll have to stay tuned until Monday to see how it turned out.
In the meantime, remember that experiment I was trying with saving peony buds in the fridge? Here’s how the buds looked when I cut them back at the beginning of June.
I cut off most of the leaves, and then put the buds into a Ziploc baggie and tucked them into the fridge.
And there they stayed until last night when I pulled them out again.
The darkest pink one had opened while in the fridge, which is funny because it was one of the tightest buds going in.
Here’s how they looked immediately after pulling them out of the bag.
Pretty darn fresh looking for having spent about six weeks in the fridge, don’t you think?
I trimmed their stems and popped them into a vase of water, and about an hour later they opened up fully.
How cool is that?
And now I have some peonies from my own garden to enjoy on my desk at work today. I call that a win.
I only wish I had saved more of them this way. The weekend after I cut these we had a heatwave with temps in the high 90’s which was totally unusual for us for the first weekend in June. The temps stayed in the 90’s for 9 consecutive days. And as you may know, peony blooms do not handle heat well. The peonies in the garden were pretty much toast within about 5 days. Such a bummer when you’ve waited a full year for peony season and then it is cut short.
Next year I’ll have to remember that and save more of them in the fridge!