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Thursday, December 23, 2010

2 days before Christmas...and 2 mid-century pieces for me!

For those of you who followed the saga of the disappointing sofas in Austin a few weeks ago, I had to break into the Christmas countdown with an extra post of a heartwarming holiday story that's destined to become a classic.

I was checking craigslist a couple of days ago and clicked on a listing that said "Mid Century Modern Vintage Retro Eames Era Sofa Couch Set," and what to my wondering eyes did appear but the sofa and chair of my dreams.

I emailed the seller, afraid that someone else had already scooped them up, but he still had them. I went to see them in person yesterday, and they were even more beautiful than they looked in the pictures...not a single flaw on the upholstery, firm and supple cushions, tight springs...absolutely perfect condition and just the right color for my house (very similar to the orangy brown of my living room sofa, some of you may have noticed).  Best of all, THEY'RE BEING DELIVERED TODAY!!!

You told me something better would come along eventually, but I never thought they would come along this soon...or that they would be this good. Merry Christmas to me!

My new sofa
The matching chair
Arm detail
I'll take pictures when they're set up in my former guest room, which has now officially become a media/reading room and grandson playroom.


  1. Sweet! I assume the sofa is a davenport (bed inside) and weighs a TON! I've always loved this style and have thought it to be from the late forties, but my Mom says it's a sixties style. I'm not convinced.

  2. those are gorgeous! and clearly meant to be yours so maybe a big red bow on top of each is in order :)

  3. @Mr.Modtomic: My grandparents had a set very similar to this, and they bought it in the 50s when my grandfather worked at a furniture who knows? I've just always loved the style, and I'm so excited! But, no, it's not a davenport. We almost never got the big, heavy hide-a-bed that I sold out of this room, so I gave up the idea of getting another. Old house, narrow door, L-shaped hall. Need I say more? LOL

  4. @stacey: Maybe you're right about the bows. I must have been a very good girl this year! :)

  5. Dana these are stunning! Lucky you!!!