The good, the bad, and the ugly

Apr 28, 2011

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THE GOOD: This bluish gray tweed vintagy mid-century moderny mamajama. I want to sit on this couch in a sleek sheath dress with the perfect nude pump and eat crustless cucumber sandwiches off of a silver tray. Seriously though, I almost passed out when I walked in the door and saw this. I think I scared the date when I scaled another sofa, two end tables and a mannequin to get a good look at the upholstery. (Note to self, I should probably stop taking dates crafting and thrifting, he’s going to start thinking I’m a crazy person right?) 

mid-century modern couch at Housing Works NYC

THE BAD: I can’t afford either of these couches.

grandpa plaid tweed couch from Housing Works in NYC

THE UGLY: This plaid grandpa couch (though I’ve stared at it so long, I’m now leaning towards so ugly its awesome!?!?!) This Grandpa couch was only $250 for heaven’s sake! And in purrrrfect condition, hence why soph-soph would love it. The foam was still foamy, the springs were still super springy, and the wood frame was built like a tank (and yes I peeked under her skirt). It was most assuredly covered in a custom plastic cover for its entire couch life. If I got rid of that creepy little pleated skirt I might actually like it. I’m thinking staple gun… I would like to sit on this plaid couch and eat butterscotch candies.

But seriously, the Housing Works on the UWS right now is chock full of super amazing things because people who can afford to live there can afford the good things and then afford other good things and then give their old good things away to charity! And no, I’m not bitter.

Now somebody go thrift something amazing and then tell me about it, I’m jonesing real bad. I mean, even my mother is showing me up from Iowa remember?

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J April 28, 2011 at 11:46 pm

NO NO NO! You CAN’T get rid of that skirt! It is totes so ugly it’s awesome. It reminds me of Sanford and Son. I bet it’s so heavy!


Panda May 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm

That was our couch growing up!!!!


B.Strave May 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm

right? we had an earily similar plaid something or other couch, WITH a matching chair… no sweet pleated skirt though!

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