Saturday, September 4, 2010
The Brasilia Collection - Another obsession. Status: Unavailable.
This all started when my girlfriend bought and moved into this 1965 Ranch...
I had been collecting mostly Fifties vintage modern stuff and had only a few pieces
of Sixties modern or danish modern. So we needed a formal dining room set, you
know...for the formal dining room! Gotta fill it with SOMETHING! We looked around
for a while and couldn't really settle on anything we had seen floating around on
C-list. I had seen some info on this Broyhill Brasilia stuff on the
Retrorenovation.com site a while back so I decided to show her that.
I myself wasn't too fond of it (YET!), but I had never really had a reason to
consider it before. After a few moments of perusal, we both agreed that it would
suit the house better than just about anything we had found thus far.
Within a week she was texting me from the Salvation Army thrift store. Her- "Found
what might be Brasilia dresser." Me- "send me a pic." Yup, a nice long low nine
drawer dresser. She got it for like $13 or something stupid cheap like that. It's the
dresser we still use today. I've since gone through 4 others. To make a long story
short, within a month we had the bed, night stand, complete dining suite, another
night stand and a whole lot of extras to get rid of.
As of tomorrow I won't have even one piece of Brasilia available. That is saying
something as I've gone through two bedrooms and two dining rooms!