I haven't been my usual patient shopper lately. Historically, I gain great satisfaction by waiting for months for the perfect something to appear in the store. I envision it in my brain, then simply wait for the store to come around. And for it to go on sale. This past month, however, I have not allowed myself such patience. If I need something for the house and can't find it after checking a few stores, I simply go home and order from Amazon. I really love Amazon. And I really love getting packages on my doorstep. It's a celebration every day the UPS man pulls up!
Recently, this lovely little number was sitting on my front porch. After checking TJ Maxx, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Bed Bath and Beyond for a tie rack to go in our closet, I finally gave up and found the perfect one online. It came yesterday afternoon, and I just finished installing it. My husband had the ties temporarily slung over a hanger prior to this installation, knowing we were on the look-out for for something better. And I am tickled with how it turned out! The hooks come off for easy use. It is sturdy and attaches easily to the wall with a drill and some drywall inserts prior to the screws holding it all in place.
A few things that I realized today as a direct result of this project: John has in his collection a few ugly ties. But I know they carry sentimental value, since he got them in Hungary while serving his mission. I guess we can blame the Hungarians for having such awful ties. Something else that came to light is that extra holders still exist after putting all of his ties in place. I have now given myself permission to buy him a new tie in the next few weeks. I will be on the look-out, since ties are something that always deserve diligent patience.
Yes, I organized the ties by color. Is anyone really surprised? No? I didn't think so.