Sofas are less transient than people....

Well the trouble with auctions is this... it snowballs! We bought that great rug last weekend , now I have to order new drapes and a new couch...Peter is a little frustrated, he does not like change, and now everyone is a decorator with their own opinions about the living room. I actually had to be firm about not keeping the red Thomasville sofa, I made a small mistake when we made that purchase, I failed to account for the curve which is a great detail and lovely when you are sitting on the sofa but in a room with other furnishings it was difficult and restricting in the room. So, off we went to Hickory to the Furniture Mart, a giant showroom of furniture design, with great buys on after market furniture and lo and behold, we found a fabulous blue velvet sofa to go with the rug. This is a highlight in my life,and I realized that I really wanted to redo this room for a very long while but was afraid to begin. So now, it just goes on and on...details and details but I expect the outcome to be incredible! Then I began remembering all the couches of my life and realized they may be less transient than the people in your life...apparently we only replace them as necessary and keep them much longer than most of the loves in our lives....I can actually remember each couch I ever lived with, and can count on 2 hands the total! Amazing isn't it? And then there is the sentimental side of the furnishing...I bought that couch during our first trip to Furniture mart all those years ago, in a spree financed by the bank to redecorate the entire property, a buying frenzy that resulted in a wonderful outcome that somehow never really was DONE, always needed a piece here and a piece there, but now with all the finds from auctions and our great antique stores and the benefit of time I shall finally have the room of my dreams, and the sofa that cradled our first guests, and watched silently while we grew in our confidence, and enjoyed all the stories told there, slowly aging, a wrinkle here, a droop there, a stain from something well enjoyed, much like us, I almost wish we did not have to let go, but know there is a new story waiting to be written with this couch....and I know the old one will find a new life, and new stories...

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