Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My best thrift shop find ever...

For more than a year we have not had a couch. After selling the leather one I had, I brought over an antique love seat and chaise lounge from my mother's with really no plan for anything else. Until I saw this.

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It was love at first sight when I walked into Haywood Christian Ministries thrift store last Thursday. Everything was half off that day, so it would have been around $38, but I went home without it. I know what you're thinking. I just don't normally *fall* for French Provincial designs, but I could not stop thinking about it.


My mom even went the next day and almost got it but it was too long for her space. 


But smitten I was, and I finally couldn't stand it anymore so we went by Saturday to see if it was still there...and it was -- but, they told me someone had looked at it and wanted to *re-do* it. "No, no," I said, standing my ground to protect it from a most likely chevron upholstered re-do. Ready to whip out my $37 dollars as ransom, they told me it was not half off. What? A whole $75 for this? Ok, I know, I know $75 is still an incredible bargain, but I did, however, still get another $25 off because they wanted it out of the store. So after $50 and a happy dance, we went to borrow my dad's truck and bring this beauty home.


Home where it belongs:-)


A white couch. I had a white couch for about 10 years---it's the one and only main reason I got brown leather in the first place. So I know what it's like, but I couldn't resist.


Of course I couldn't resist!! 


I love it, I just love it, and the price and incredible condition make me love it even more. 


Things had to shift around a little a lot in this small space to accommodate it...


But I think it is right at home with my other antique pieces...


And we are certainly happy to have a couch again...


...so we can all sit around together and watch "I Love Lucy" and "Andy Griffith" on Sunday afternoons. Because I look forward to that all week:-)


I'll be joining:



49 comments:

  1. It is perfect. I love it and it was just meant for your house. Hugs, Marty

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  2. What a deal and how pretty it is, really compliments your room.

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  3. I love it! It looks so cozy!!!!!!

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  4. It was meant for you!!! It looks absolutely beautiful with all of your other pieces and I know how white is too...hence why I love slipcovers, lol! I am so happy you got it Anita!

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  5. It's perfect in your home. Your patience definitely paid off.

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  6. I do not blame you.. the couch is lovely! it reminds me of the one my Grandmother had in her lving room when I was small...

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  7. I hate it when I am not decided on something that it's really great at the end! I'm so happy you went got it brcause it was meant to be for you, as it's perfect in your living room...and at 50!!! Wow, it's a steal! I love the French couch and it goes with your pink side chair, the legs are so similar. I love it!
    FABBY

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  8. I love the white couch. Almost bought one myself years ago but chickened out. And I regret it every time I see one now.

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  9. It is so pretty Anita!!! It looks like it was made for your room!

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  10. I love the white couch. I almost bought one years ago but chickened out. Now every time I see one I regret it.

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  11. HI Anita! Oh, your new sofa is just gorgeous! What a bargain you found and I would have thought it was brand new! It looks awesome in your space! Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. It looks perfectly 'at home' in the space.

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  13. Beautiful! My sister had one like this, that she used for years. Looks beautiful in your living room!! You did good!

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  14. I love, love, love your new sofa Anita. What a great find!!!

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  15. Bargain of the century! And it looks lovely in your place Anita. We have a 7' long sofa at the cabin and it is falling to pieces but the children refuse to replace it because it's so long and comfy. I guess we'll just have to recover it. :)

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  16. What a beautiful sofa - it fits right in.

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  17. What a great deal at $50, even $75 but I would still have wanted it at $38. It looks perfect in your room.

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  18. Anita, your new couch is really lovely and in such great condition. It looks perfect for your decor! And what a great price too.

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  19. Anita, I love it! It's so you and I'm so happy about the wonderful bargain!! But, where do you keep the TV you mentioned? I've never seen it in your rooms. Just wondering. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hi Susan, it's in an armoire in the only corner I didn't show on the other side of the pink chair. I think I showed it in the living room post this summer. Funny, But I had a photo of it I was planning to include but the sun flared so I didn't:-)

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    2. Thanks! Not being nosy, just curious, because I love your decorating style and wondered how you hid "stuff".

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  20. It is just awesome Anita. What a score. Glad it is in a happy home! My friends were calling me Lucy today all day. Apparently I was acting and sounding like her lol!

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  21. What a BARGAIN!!! I love it too. I will always have a white or cream sofa, I love that I can change the whole feel of the room, just by changing the pillows! Your pillows are beautiful and I am guessing you made them all. It's a beauty!!!!

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  22. Anita, I thought it was fabulous when you first posted the picture. It would be too long for my space, too, but I might have fought you for it if there. Even though I have 3 big dogs who are hubs' "grandchildren" and treated accordingly. But it looks like your home was made for it, or it for your home?
    Janet

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  23. Anita, it looks perfect where it is. Like it was made for your home, or your home for it? Surely you'll enjoy it.

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  24. That is a good deal. Don't you hate it though when you realize after you get home that something was perfect. I am os glad it was still there. I enjoyed looking at all your other antique pieces in the room. It really fits in perfectly.

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  25. Well, this piece found a lovely home. Glad it was still waiting for you. Love the style.

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  26. Anita,
    I love it! I love French Provincial...have a few pieces scattered throughout my 150 year old house! I have one white provincial chair right now and I have to protect it all the time...from doggies and kids. lol. Your house is beautiful.
    xoxo.
    Mary

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  27. Incredible deal... what a gorgeous piece!! It actually looks like it was MADE for that spot!!!!! Congrats on an amazing find....

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  28. Gorgeous! It looks perfect in your house.

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  29. It looks wonderful in your space! Glad you did it! Enjoy being able to stretch out and seat lots of people!
    Nancy

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  30. Hi Anita,
    LoVE love LOVE your blog and how you have decorated your home. I love to stop by and see what you have
    updated or changed out. Your new "olden" sofa is gorgeous. :)
    ~Liz

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  31. I love all of your pretty antique furniture in your room. The sofa is great in it's white color. I love the chaise lounge in there too.

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  32. That is a very pretty sofa find! I don't like it when I see people redo antique sofas in big chevron patterns or any other trendy fabric print. That sofa would look pretty in a solid linen too.

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  33. Though French Provencial is not my style, I'm loving your new sofa! I think it looks perfect in your living room. You did good, girl!

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  34. Beautiful find and the cost is just as beautiful as well! Looks great in your livingroom. Hugs, Diane

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  35. what a beautiful style and size!

    stop by when you have a moment for some lovely!

    michele
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com

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  36. Anita- That is a real beauty. You might consider buying a couple cans of Scotchguard and just soaking the thing with it. That is what I did with my white sofa and 15 years later it still looks like new....just a thought. It fits your home beautifully! xo Diana ps. Did you know that you come through as a No Reply when you leave a comment on blogs?

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  37. It fits perfectly, your so lucky you have such a good eye, Bravo!!

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  38. Can't believe it was still there after you passed on it at first. It was meant for you!
    Karee

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  39. I love that Haywood Christian Ministries and usually try to get there on Thursday. It is good I am not there now, as I would probably have bought it on Thursday and it is just perfect for your home. It looks gorgeous in its new place.

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  40. I don't like this. I LOVE it!! If I had found such a treasure, I would have carried it home on my backside. It's perfect, and I love it in that space.

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  41. It is a beauty! I am always in awe of how you are piece by piece taking this room to your vision. Waiting usually does bring about the happiest results. I always tell young people not to go out and buy a room full of furniture when they get their first apartment or house because their tastes will change. Most of the time they don't believe me!

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  42. I just love your home and SWOON over it often through your blog. It is a lovely piece of furniture and adds even more charm to your home (if that is even possible).

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

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  43. Anita, I love the look.
    May you have a super December.
    I am amazed that it is this time of the year already. The year flew.
    Jesus loves you,
    d

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  44. Anita what a beautiful find....it belongs in your home. Elegant and compliments all the pillows and your treasures.Thanks for sharing. We watch the same shows!

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  45. This is just wonderful. It ll make a perfect setting for a shoot Wow, its really lovely.
    I Wish you a very Merry Christmas , glad i find your blog.
    Cheers,
    Lorna

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