Tuesday's Treasures ~ Power Shopping

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

When a friend calls and asks you to help her pick out decorative items for her remodeled Lake House and Bunk House the only answer that comes to mind is “Let’s do it!.”

We arrived at the "At Home Store" on time at 11 am and finished at 2:30pm! What a haul but it was fun! She had her iPad with photos of each room so we started at one end of the store and plowed through every isle. We were so excited with what we found, our power shopping was worth it!

After finishing up we made it to three boutiques we wanted to check out in the area and scored again!  Casual dinner at the Dahlia Café and we called it a day!

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, not the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Comments (12)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful! It sounds like a fun and fruitful day!

Jun 28, 2022 04:23 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It was Kat Palmiotti 

Jun 28, 2022 05:31 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. So good to participate in the "big haul" and not have to use your credit card, ha, ha! Enjoy your day.

Jun 28, 2022 04:50 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Two of us took bets on the one making the purchases of the grand total..we weren't far off Wayne Martin 

Jun 28, 2022 05:32 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Dorie, for sharing your shopping adventures.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jun 28, 2022 05:12 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Roy Kelley !

Jun 28, 2022 05:32 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, sounds like you girls did a great job furnishing the Lake House!

Jun 28, 2022 05:55 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

We did Joan Cox !

Jun 28, 2022 06:19 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, that is indeed quite a haul.  It sounds like you had a lot of fun shopping but I would not have any fun doing that much shopping, haha.

Jun 28, 2022 06:03 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I have to admit if she wasn't such a good friend I might now have done it!

Jun 28, 2022 06:20 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What fun, Dorie... I love the idea of power shopping. Then again, I love the idea of any kind of shopping!

Jun 28, 2022 06:24 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

We had fun but I was thrilled with what we found and know she will have it in place for her family this July 4th week-end Nina Hollander, Broker !

Jun 28, 2022 06:21 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Dorie - I know the Home Store well from one of my daughters who loves it there and loves to decorate.

Jun 28, 2022 07:02 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Well we found a lot Grant Schneider and its all perfect for her Lake House!

Jun 28, 2022 06:22 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Nina Hollander, Broker took the words out of my mouth, "What Fun" and I sincerely mean it Dorie Dillard Austin TX . My mom was a wonderful interior decorator (although not a paid professional) and fortunately for me I received a portion of her skills.

Jun 28, 2022 09:30 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I've always loved to decorate and loved the color theme she had going on Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Jun 28, 2022 06:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- now this is my kind of shopping!!!!  What better way to spend time with a good friend!  We have an At Home store near me but haven't gone there yet. 

Jun 28, 2022 10:43 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I warn you it will take you awhile Kathy Streib but we had a game plan and we stuck to it!!

Jun 28, 2022 06:24 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX, this sounds like a lot of fun. I pass by the At Home store in my area but haven't been inside yet. I applaud you if you walked out without a purchase. 

Jun 28, 2022 11:58 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I didn't say I didn't make a purchase Beth Atalay ! LOL! but the 3 baskets full were all hers!

Jun 28, 2022 06:25 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie sounds like this was right down your ally, and I am sure your friend really appreciated your help.

Jun 28, 2022 03:35 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

She certainly did George Souto but we had a great time!!

Jun 28, 2022 06:25 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I love the turquoise color.  It reminds me of my first car which was that color.  It was a 1960 Corvair.

Jun 29, 2022 08:34 PM