Monday, June 3, 2013

Jonathan Adler Score!

If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don't then get on that please ;)
you already know about my awesome score over the weekend. 
I found one of the pillows for my new bedroom!
I was in Jonathan Adler in Santa Monica on Saturday, not really looking for the pillows because the ones I want for my bedroom,
(based on this inspiration room)
are a very old colorway.  So I was assuming I'd have to track them down on ebay.  But on a whim I decided to ask.
Of course the sales people said they didn't have either pillow.  Good thing I don't give up that easily.  "Are you sure...can you please check in the back?  What's that?  You want me to come back there and help you?  Sure!"  
There were hundreds of pillow covers in the back room....stacked on many many shelves.  Just when I was about to give up (salesgirl kept saying she was sure they didn't have that colorway anymore) there it was!
Then she had the nerve to tease me by saying the Melrose store had the other pillow.  She called them, they said they would hold it.  Hmmm....Saturday afternoon trekking across Wilshire from Santa Monica to West Hollywood?  Yikes.  But I was tricky and decided to take Mulholland from the 405 over the canyon to Laurel Canyon.  Little bit more miles but no trafffic!
Long story short, got to the Melrose store and it was the wrong colorway!  Bummer :(
But that's ok because finding the big pillow, and it was on sale btw, pretty much made my weekend!
#cheapthrills  #imeasy
Have a good one!


  1. Yeah! I love a woman who knows what she wants, and doesn't give up. Good for you.

  2. I love the pattern of this pillow - it's such a great pop of color and texture in the light and airy inspiration room! Great persistence pays off!

  3. YAY for you!!! Your comment about how you got there sooo reminded me of "The Californians." :)

  4. Karen - SO good!

    I did a quick search and you may want to enlist help from this gal (an online sale site vendor who also has a blog w/items for sale)


  5. I saw Li today (pillow lady) and she was wondering if you got your pillows? And when will you move?

  6. Love it and love a good deal! Good luck tracking down the other pillow!

  7. That is an awesome score and you got to go in the back room, so cool! Bummer about the other pillow and the trek across town but at least you got the main one.

  8. Like a dog with a bone right? It pays to be one the pillow!

  9. I love it...a woman with a mission...don't you hate the LA traffic? You could be driving 30 miles and it could take you two hours to get to your destination....YIKES!

  10. Awesome score and i'm so jealous! Plus it was on sale too! Lucky you!!

  11. Congratulations on the realization of your quest. Is there nothing more satisfying? I am in love with a JA blue table lamp. I have always wanted to spend the afternoon on Montana Ave and the west side for a girlie day out but I have yet to make the drive up. I thought I could make Sugar Paper in Brentwood on my travels this weekend but I'll have to plan that for another day too. What other stores are your favorites about town? Thanks again for the nice birthday greetings. :). xo

  12. I love treasure adventures like this! Your pillow is awesome. Sorry the other store didn't have one, but it takes center stage now and is perfect! Have a great weekend.
    xo Nancy

  13. When we are on a design quest we never give up, we just become more driven. It is like a challenge to we designer types. Good for you for pursuing it further and good luck on finding the other perfect pillow,

  14. Wow, talk about a needle in a haystack.
    So cook that your dream came true. (and your JA posh pillow.

  15. Karen - I've recently spotted a pair of JA pillow in this color range at "Find", a consignment store in Newport Beach. Call them. I bet they would text or email you photos. (sorry, I did not do this...kinda thought I wouldn't figure out which blogger was searching for JA pillows) I can remember that they are these blues - the green may not be in the mix. They are not the small pillow in your photo. Let me know how this turns out! :-)