Tuesday, July 8, 2008

My Latest Find



As we drove past the Salvation Army Thrift Store yesterday, Jenna suggested that we stop so I made a U-turn. I have been to this one many times and have never had much luck finding anything. Today was different. As we walked in, our eyes went immediately to this sofa and matching chair. We just stared at each other without saying a word. Jenna sat on it and I knew right then and there...this set was going home with us! Well, not immediately, because a 7 foot couch and chair won't quite fit in the back of a Toyota Highlander. So I got on the horn and called Dad...not to get his approval mind you, but to make him THINK I was getting his approval...*snicker* We already had our minds made up people! It's two against one at this stage in the game. Besides..I told him it was either this or the dreamy sofa I saw at Anthropologie for $3000...
He wasn't thrilled with the thought of hauling another piece of furniture home, but he's a good sport. :) Today he came with truck and trailer and we loaded her up. I think he actually liked it, but he never actually admitted it. After all...it IS a floral print. He would much prefer a manly man leather set I'm sure. Once it was inside, he saw how nice it looked and admitted that it was a nice set. I think it was a steal for $175 . The original fabric is still like new and I'm guessing the previous owner had a plastic cover on it for 30 years. The only thing I would like to do is to paint the wood trim a creamy white, but that won't be for awhile.

Sophie and Ivan immediately claimed their spots and they have been napping for the last 2 hours in the same chairs. Looks like it's four against one now. :)

10 comments:

Cottage Way of Life said...

Great find!! I love that your dog found a home right away!! :)

a said...

hahahha! the dowgs thank you! Cool set bud! we need to catch up via email soon........ so busy lately both of us!

countrygirl3031 said...

I love that fabric...you really did get a great find!

Hugz,
Michele

SweetAnnee said...

Oh my goodness it is just LOVELY!
you got a treasure for sure girl
love
Deena

Sweet Repose said...

SCORE...don't ya love it when that happens, the furniture Gods have blessed you my child AND you have the Sophie/Ivan stamp of approval...too cute.

sharon

For The People said...

Great find! Just found you. Lookin good!

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

WOW! You win the award for find of the CENTURY! Totally awesome.

doll said...

came by via Amy - love the sofa, a real steal, love those thrifting finds dollxo

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

That was most DEFINITELY the best steal in blogland thus far!!!

jane said...

One day you told me what you were looking for and in a couple of days~ there it is! I would say that is good Karma, yes?