Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Time And Money Are Inversely Proportionate....


Say what??

Yes, one of my favorite sayings of all time (which proved SO TRUE when we bought our historic home!) goes like this:

TIME & MONEY ARE INVERSELY PROPORTIONATE:
TO SPEND LESS OF ONE
YOU MUST SPEND
EXPONENTIALLY
MORE
OF THE
OTHER!

So you'll either spend more of your money, or more of your time, right?

SO true!

Want to paint a room in your home? What's more valuable? Your time? Or your money?

My hubby likes to kid around (at least I think he's kidding...) that if I were putting together a home-owner's guide for renovations around the house, it would be fairly simple and go something like this:

"You need only two books --
your phone book (the yellow pages) ....
and your check book.
Period."

:)


Which leads me to these fabulous new bottle-drying racks we've found for you!

We've carried variations on this for years, all very heavy, very solid, large beauties.


But admittedly, they are expensive. I mean, they'll last you a lifetime (truly!) but they can be a real investment.


This is why I am so excited about
these new racks I found for you!



This fabulous rack we discovered that has all the charm, all the appeal, and all the functionality as the vintage-style racks but with a bit less of -- how shall we say it.... a bit less of an initial investment.

This rack is lighter in weight (but still TOTALLY sturdy!) and.... are you ready for this? SHIPPED FLAT (which we love)!

You do some very light assembly and voila, you have a tall, dark & handsome repro-rack!

So, okay -- you do have an investment of sorts... an investment of your time when you first get it. But if you've always coveted these racks (and many of you have!) this is your chance to welcome one into your home for much less of the usual investment, price-wise.

We think you'll love it and get lots and lots of use out of it! We sure do!

This rack measures 24" tall x 18" diameter; there are SIXTY PRONGS to hang things from - so there is no compromise size-wise!

So, when this arrives simply plan a few minutes with a cup of tea and the included little allen wrench and small nuts/bolts and in no time you have the fabulous large rack you've been dreaming of! Easy!

Or...

slip the hubby or kids a few cookies to do it for you,

and you go prop your feet up with that cup of tea...

we won't tell.

13 comments:

Jeanneoli said...

What a great solution to the more expensive ones. These won't be around for long!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Thanks Jeanne! :) I'll take that as prophetic! :)

Ruth

NicNacManiac said...

Love the rack!! Great fin, thanks for sharing!!

Claudia said...

What a great idea! Trust you to find the perfect, less expensive solution!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Love it! Thanks Ruth...for always thinking of us.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Ruth,
Just saw one over at Andrea's place. Very cute!
I'm loving my Jeanne d'Arc goods from you, when are you getting more... you knew I'd ask, right?
Happy day, sweetie!
xo~Tracie

Chrissy said...

Love it!!! Its pretty and useful..kinda like us right..hahhaha!! Thanks for coming by,off to work....oh joy!! Talk soon,Chrissy

Moondog Cottage said...

You're sooooo right about spending either money or time! Although I'm not rich, I sure seem to have more money than time lately! Never enough hours in a day. Love your blog and LOVE your choice of music. Plan on snatching some of your tunes for my own playlist! Have a great day!

Moondog Hugs,
Sheri

Teri said...

You and my husband are just alike. Love the comment about only needing a phonebook and a checkbook. That's his motto on all home and car repairs. I'm the one that tries to convince him "We can do it." We meaning he. I buy the supplies, and get him started, and then disappear! LOL

Heidi said...

Ruth, I am sooo tempted! I want one for my studio but I need to make space first. And your Jeanne d'Arc stuff is awesome! Love it!
:)Heidi

Jaunty Magpie said...

Those drying racks are gorgeous; what a unique silhouette and form. My boyfriend would want to use them for home brewing, what with all the glass bottles he sometimes uses. But I think it would look pretty in the sun, with all the glass shimmering!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

I love your blog and your Jeanne D'Arc goods are beautiful....

Jessica said...

Thanks soooo much for sharing! I've been looking for one forever! :) Love your blog by the way!