I have a thing for Mid Century Modern furniture. I love the clean lines and the interesting shapes. The problem is that Mid Century Modern pieces are now so expensive here in California that I can’t afford to buy them – at least not the really good stuff, which of course is the stuff that I want. Sometimes, after watching HGTV or paging through a design magazine, I get all inspired to find a realistically-priced piece, say a nightstand, and I spend hours searching on ebay and Craigslist. There has to be one out there, I think. Something affordable yet fabulous. However, I inevitably end my search emptyhanded and discouraged. Everything seems to cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, way beyond my budget.
But then I had a brilliant idea, an idea that would only be possible with my stash of points and miles. What if I went to the source? I could use my miles to fly to Denmark! I could snap up chairs and dressers and credenzas and nightstands galore, then I could ship them all home and sell the ones I didn’t want, for a profit. It would be an adventure! It would be amazing!
It would be totally unrealistic.
But it got me to thinking: there’s got to be a state in this country where Mid Century Modern pieces are still ignored and languishing in basements and attics. I did some quick research online and discovered that the Midewest seems to be a treasure trove, filled to bursting with incredible finds. What if I used miles to fly to one of these intriguing states? I could rack up a few Hyatt stays (I need them for the Diamond challenge I am doing – more on that soon). I could pile everything into a storage pod and have it shipped across the country. I could fly for free, and bring a friend using my Southwest companion pass.
I just might do it. Is this crazy? Have I lost all perspective? Do I need a miles intervention?