I actually considered buying a few of them, but my SIL and I have the clear understanding that if he offers me the super-duper MIL rate and someone comes in willing to buy a piece for the full price, they take it home. The standing joke is that we're in business to make money, not to decorate my home. (Trust me, the same rule applies to things my daughter wants for their home!)
Here's my countdown of the 10 items in our store in 2011 that I loved most...the ones that got away.
10. C. Jere' Trees Metal Wall Art
9. Salterini Outdoor Chairs
8. Danish Lounge Chairs
7. Packard Bell Space Age Stereo
6. Teak Room Divider
5. Paul McCobb Northcraft Lamp
4. Ib Kofod-Larsen Shell Chairs
3. Alvar Aalto Paimio Chair
2. Adrian Pearsall Gondola Sofa
and the one I wanted most...
1. Richard Schultz Daybed for Knoll
Even though I would have loved to own these beautiful pieces, I want to thank the customers who bought them and let you know that we appreciate your business. I am certain all the pieces went to wonderful homes where they will be treasured and handled with care.