No one knows how long we will be on this place we call, " Earth".....
Last January MC and I decided we would budget and spend what we could--enjoying things we enjoy......We don't travel, play golf or do a lot of shopping! My wardrobe is not what it once was by any means! Nordstrom and Chico's sure miss me!!!
MC is capable of creating 99% of my Epiphanies, but some he simply can't do. So sometimes, YES, we have to actually spend money!!! I was told that no one cares to hear about buying furniture on my blog. I thought....that's strange this is a blog about Interior Design and furniture is a large part of Interior Design! No? So having said that I will continue.....
Since last winter I have had a problem with trying to get comfortable sitting on our sofa to watch TV. During the day, I'm fine!, BUT... as soon as I snuggle up and get ready to watch a little TV, an annoying pain sets in. By the time I go to bed, it's very painful. I wake up each morning, just fine, and the day goes great....I faithfully do 45 minutes of daily exercise that the physical therapist prescribed, plus THE PREVENTIVE CLEANING.... dusting, mopping, vacuuming! even the floors--- on hands and knees....NO PAIN....until I try and enjoy those 2 hours of TV at night!
I figured it must be the sofa, and the manner in which I sit to view the TV. So I rearranged furniture...I'm really good at that! I found that If I had the perfect, comfortable chair in the room, in just the right place, just maybe it would solve my problem. I decided I needed a LOUNGE CHAIR! Who knew? MC has his Stressless chair, which I find terribly uncomfortable, and we have two lovely slipper chairs....not ones to snuggle up in.
I have spent the last few months sitting on different chairs in too many stores for me to even list. I have also researched the internet for chairs, in all styles and sources, you name it .....I have researched it!
Last week MC and I had a few hours with absolutely nothing to do!!!!! THIS IS DANGEROUS!!! I said, " Honey,let's go to Senoia, I have heard many great things about Hollberg, the local furniture store on Main Street!"
We headed out and sure enough, found a great, comfortable chair.....we looked through all the fabrics and brought a swatch home to "try" it out in the room! It worked perfectly! The next day we headed back to order the chair.
Now, what I haven't told you is that this place is unbelievable with their inventory, and in what they can custom order. They can order you almost any brand that exists!
BUT THIS IS THE BEST PART ! I have been shopping sales, and all that goes with sales. LOVE SALES...ONLY SHOP SALES! I know the mark up on furniture is huge, like jewelry. After looking....and sitting.... at all the big chains, and name companies, as Thomasville. Ethan Allen, Henredon, Lee Industries, Crate and Barrel, West Elm, etc. I found that Hollberg could order a custom Sherrill chair and ottoman for LESS than any of them! I have nothing against the rest, but Hollberg could beat their prices on ALL pieces, even those from Havertys! (a favorite here for their fabulous pricing) AND... the delivery price was 1/2 of the Haverty delivery charge! I tell you guys, try them out. YES... They have "prices" on their tags that will blow your mind....but that's not what YOU PAY!! I was trying to explain this to some friends this weekend and I got looks like I was nuts!!! No one believed me!
Back to the chair......
We found out that the frame had been discontinued!!!!! So there we were, so ecstatic and then back to square "0". I looked around, sat some more and decided on another style ....and we placed our second order. After we were home, I was researching it for a post and discovered it was not at all what I wanted. We literally"flew" back to Senoia.....and cancelled it! .... and found......Order #3,..... THE MOST PERFECT CHAIR IN THE WORLD!!!! It's funny how things work out! The associates could not have been more helpful with all the changes, etc. A lot of bookwork that they were so kind about!
I have to wait until mid January......but it will be worth it.
The fabric we chose is a heavily textured white with metallic threads. Yummy!!!
HERE is the chair
HERE is the ottoman.......we only ordered one!
It will be January before I know it....right?
OH...OH....While I have been writing this MC has INSTALLED OUR NEW AT&T MODEM!! It came this afternoon via UPS... IT WORKS!!!! HE'S NOW MASTER COMPUTER MODEM MAN!!!
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