Sunday, May 22, 2011
Since I Was In St. Charles Anyway... You Know, It's Crazy The Good Stuff That The Salvation Army Gets Over There! Status: Yet TWO MORE Fantastic Sofas.
This was the first one to catch my eye. If you can stand the Hollywood Regency upholstery it's a steal. If you can afford to have it re-upholstered it's a bargain. If you can re-upholster it yourself it's a deal!
I don't know if the proprietors have really good taste or if this particular Salvation Army Thrift
Store is just lucky! I do know this; the local Salvation Army Thrift Stores are your best bet for
finding something good, furniture wise! They might not always have something great, but they
will sooner or later. And you better not be lollygagging! If you remember this sofa I spotted
there a few weeks ago you'll be sad to know that by the time Mother Modtomic realized she
wanted to bring it home, it was long gone.
This is what I see in my mind when I hear a person describe a sofa with great bones but needs
more appropriate upholstery. I could live with this as is. I think I could put together an
appropriately eclectic collection of mid century and hollywood regency furnishings and
ephemera to pull it off. Heck...I might just go back for it! It's very firm and comfortable. And at
just $85, how could I go wrong?
More long and low bones! I'm in love with the style, but that pattern... ::sigh:: I think these are
both Davenports as they have no loose back cushions. I think that is what makes a sofa or
couch a Davenport. Anyway, I love them, both. If either had a better upholstery pattern I would
have hung my head in shame and loaded it into the car. But alas, I left both behind for a lucky
buyer. Too bad the Salv. Army ain't open on Sundays! Better get there Monday morning if you
hope to snatch one of these babies up! And if you do, leave a note here. Let us know they've
gone to good homes.