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Friday, January 14, 2011

Quid Pro Quo

Sometimes it really comes in handy having a co-blogger best friend who likes the same things I like.  We wear different sizes, so she'll mail me an adorable Tory Burch top she has found for a song that's just my size, or I will send her a vintage lounging dress that looks like it's straight off the set of Auntie Mame.  I generally know if she is on the hunt for a certain piece of furniture, and she keeps her eyes open for that chic accessory to complete my room.  Or sometimes, we just find something fantastic that we can't use in our own home, but we know would be perfect in the other's home.

That's exactly what happened with a bar cart and a luggage rack.  We traded.  I found the brass faux bamboo bar cart and knew I didn't need to add to my quickly growing collection of bar carts.  But MoS Washington was looking for a bar cart that was just the right size for the little wall outside her kitchen.

So the bar cart headed north to Washington.  Didn't she do an amazing job styling it?  So glamorous!

I had forever been saying I wanted a luggage rack for my guest room.  Sure, I had something boring and wooden in mind...  Lo and behold what MoS Washington found for me in Florida.  It's a luggage rack.  Of the lucite variety. 

So the luggage rack headed south to Charlotte.  And upon receipt I decided it was much too fabulous to hide in my guest room.

So it has a prominent place in my closet and makes me happy every single day!
The funny part is that we paid nearly EXACTLY the same amount for the two pieces.  What a perfect swap!

14 comments:

Katharine Fuchs said...

Okay, your closet needs to be photographed...how fabulous!!!!!

Evie said...

that is just perfection! I am looking for a new coffee table...maybe I should put the word out to my friends...

CASABrasi said...

I am so jealous! I love that luggage rack. Looking for one for my guest bedroom.

Loucinda said...

So perfect! I love both pieces. And your closet is fabulous!!! Love all of your colorful clothes and flats.

traci zeller designs said...

Oh, I love!!! They are both fabulous, and yes, the lucite luggage rack is way too special to be under-appreciated in the guest room. I can give you a wood rack for that. ;-) Your closet is amazing, too. Spotted some vintage LV luggage at Sleepy Poet yesterday ... claimed to be authentic?

Kelly Krugh said...

Oh wow! I want both items!!! I've been looking for a bamboo bar cart forever!!!!

Kelly

In the Tweeds said...

I found the exact same bar cart in an antique store a few weeks ago! And I'm in love with that luggage rack!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Oh, what a fun exchange...both are great finds! Happy Friday! Caroline

A Perfect Gray said...

that is a fantastic trade. I am in love with the luggage rack....

Danielle said...

Brilliant swap! I have a buddy like that too and we are always swapping this or that! Have an awesome weekend!

ACH said...

Please tell me what kind of shelving unit you use for your shoes...we need something, and that looks perfect!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to have found your page. I have the same silver bamboo serving cart but mine has missing finials and handle. I have always wondered what it was originally.

tarheel said...

both pieces are fantastic. I adore the luggage rack. And why haven't we seen your fab closet before?! More pictures, please!!

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

MOS Charlotte you have the best closet!!! How perfect that you both found exactly what the other needed!

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