Friday, February 25, 2011
With Great Furnishings Comes Great Responsibility. Even The Most Amazing Sofa Is Not An Island (well, unless it's in the middle of the room) and Needs That "Finishing Touch". Status: Just Hangin' Around (available!).
Illuminate put me onto this sofa or mantle size print last Sunday (sorta). She had made a visit to the Goodwill in St. Charles and spotted it and says she immediately thought of me and that she would tell me all about it.
Well, Saturday was nothing but running around what with the Estate Sale and
going to pick up a Hey/Wake table and chairs so I missed going to the Belleville
Flea Market. The good news was that the Wentzville Flea Market is open for the
season! So I called up Illuminate (who lives nearby) and invited her to go with the
Girlfriend and me to the Wentzville Flea Market on Sunday (only open Sundays). I
didn't get us up at the crack of dawn since it's still a little chilly and didn't think we'd
be missing out on anything too good (next time though...it's the crack of dawn!).
We met up at a Waffle House and took one car out to the sticks. We pulled into
the parking lot and a collective "Awe" moment was had. There were only about 30
or so (out of a usual maybe 500 or so) vendors. So it was a bust. But I did Still
manage to find something cool and cheap! Was there ever any doubt?
Check out the child's toy Russel Wright Creamer and Sugar Bowl with Lid! The
color of the plastic is dead on. I love it. The sugar bowl has some cracks where the
handle meets the bowl but I don't even care. This is just for looking at and is going
in the china cab with the rest of the Russel Wright collection!
So then, since the Flea Market was a bust we decided to hit a couple thrift stores.
In the first one we stopped at Illuminate shows me the print featured here and says
that she totally was going to call me or text me or something about it. Sure she
was! No, I believe her. She's like that. As a matter of fact, just yesterday she sent
me an e-mail about an auction that has some great mid-century modern stuff up
for grabs. I'd go, but I hate auctions. I just can't sit (or heaven forbid, STAND)
around all day just to get outbid! So I picked up the print, but I just can't find a
good place for it. So it's up for grabs on my craigslist ad. Got a sofa that needs
something above it?