The last two Christmases I've used some of my Christmas cash to hit up the best little secret thrift spot in Southern Missouri. It's where we found our current blue, floral couch, our coffee table, our kitchenette table, and our brown tweed chair. There is always something I can't believe I've stumbled upon for about 1/10 of what you'd expect to pay for it in a curated flea market or on craigslist.
I spotted a blue, velvet, mid-century couch there on my last trip and went back to see if it was still there last week. We checked it out but it had an unfortunate water stain and possible mold underneath. There was another gold quilted couch one but it had rolly wheels and was too squishy. I'd prepared myself to leave without a cool couch so I was okay when we were heading back to the van with only some little stuff in hand when all of the sudden we spotted something on the back side of a building in front of piles of boxes.
This pretty little thing had just been unloaded the night before and hadn't yet made it to the warehouse. We checked it for damage and other than two buttons missing in the same tufted row it was in mint condition. I might use the arm covers to replace some buttons and remove the front skirt to show off the silhouette a bit. It's got nice legs!
I need another fantastic vintage couch like I need a hole in the head but I couldn't leave it there for what they were asking. I plan on bringing it with us when we move next month because I'm pretty sure we'll have room for it in the house we haven't found yet. Right? Right. I'm totally willing to part with a chair or two. Or maybe loan them out.
I found a few other fun things like these vintage Better Homes & Gardens magazines (so fun!) and this chair cushion that I may even cut up to use as fabric because it's pretty great. It's in the same vein as the fabric I used for the basis of my shoulder piece.
Have you been enjoying your Christmas gifts in the new year?