Sunday, July 7, 2013
Wow, It Got Warm Again Here In St. Louis. What A Day To Have To Pull An 8ft. Sofa From A Home And Load It Up In The Car. But A Flipper's Gotta Do What A Flipper's Gotta Do! Status: Available!
If you've ever tried, you know how difficult it is to find a sofa. OK, it's easy to find a sofa...but to find a sofa that fits our mid twentieth century modern aesthetic...Whew...better pack a lunch or bring a BIG bag of money! Today I picked up a lovely mid century classic that I'll be squeezing into the shop later this evening.
It's not perfect, some color fading, but it works. The color fading isn't so prevalent indoors. I could
tell it was there when I picked it up but outside in the sunlight...it was much more obvious. Also, the
legs are more Transitional than strictly "Mid-Century", but they are so subtle that the rest of the sofa
pulls them along for the ride.
The really good news is the condition. This guy is in excellent shape and the cushions are soft yet
firm with little sign of their age. The upholstery is soft and comfortable as well with little sign of
wear besides the fading of the original green to a more light brown. The sofa is 96 inches long...that's
EIGHT FEET! Know anyone who couldn't take that much needed Saturday afternoon nap on this
lovely couch?! I didn't think so!
So where oh where did the Mr. find this long low beauty? Originally it was a craigslist ad but the
seller was actually having an estate sale that wasn't listed on Estatesales.net. The house was
amazing. I couldn't help myself. I had to grab my camera and snap a few pics. I can't imagine what
I missed yesterday at the sale. I'm hoping to be able to snatch up some more of the good stuff later as
they get the house cleaned out and rented. I've already got dibs on a great light fixture and I'd love to
get all the drapes in the place too. Note the bathroom. The tile continues on the CEILING!!!