February 23, 2010

New furniture finds

I love furniture. I love looking at it in person or photos. I always have to go to the furniture rooms in museums and new furniture stores in cities we visit. Recently I had an excuse to buy a couple new pieces.

After a solid six months of couch hunting we found this couch from the 1960’s at a secret, buyer’s club only, mid-century furniture warehouse here in Madison. It is in amazing condition, with original upholstery. It feels and looks brand new and best of all it is comfortable. I have been enjoying watching the Olympics from it.

green couch

This winter it became apparent that my sweater collection had far out-grown my narrow drawered mid-century teak dresser. I needed a second dresser with large drawers for bulky clothing. After a good search I came across this refurbished dresser at a local store. It holds everything with room to spare. My only complaint is that it has a lingering smell of cologne inside the drawers. It just needs some more airing out.


I’m still looking for a new tv console and a lateral file cabinet. The hunt is half the fun!


  1. Smashing couch!! What a find! And I like the dresser too — what’s the cologne scent? Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamond’s?? (Sorry, trying to think of a cheesy scent!)

    Comment by rosemarie — February 23, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

  2. Thank you! It’s a deeper, more manly cologne smell…but still not expensive. I can’t really place or totally get rid of it.

    Comment by Avocados — February 23, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

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