Archive for February 28, 2010

fancy furniture

It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE fan of anything and everything Mid-Century modern. I’m always seeking it out online and in furniture stores. Someday I’d like to have a really stunning Mid-Century dining room table…but for now I’ll be happy with the two Mid-Century dressers that we have in our master.

Alex’s mom scored the dressers for him when he was a college student and I’m pretty sure she got them for FREE! I always knew they looked Mid-Century but didn’t know that they were true authentics until Alex noticed the Kent Coffey stamp on the inside of one of the drawers last weekend.

He did a quick google search online and found one of our exact dresser for $1500 on eBay. Schwing! And I dare say that ours is in better condition! The other one that stands tall is actually my favorite of the two, but I think they go so well in our master with the perfect wood color and design.

Some of our friends have already told us that they’d sell them, but hey, we work hard and we deserve to have nice pieces in our house. Therefore, these dressers are here to stay…forever!

February 28, 2010 at 9:13 pm 4 comments

Fredericksburg, Texas Day Trip

Some plans changed this weekend and freed up some time for us on Saturday. After reading this post by a shop owner whose store I’ve been meaning to pay a visit to I made a rash decision to make a day trip to Fredericksburg for the day. This quaint hill country town (southwest of Austin) is known for its peaches, pecans, vineyards, German influences, and charming main street.

It was a perfectly sunny day that got up into the high 60s and gave us a hint of how sweet spring will be. While there we ate Weiner Schnitzel and Goulash, window shopped up and down main street, and gazed at architecture from days past.

Of course we stopped in Enid on Main Street so I could see what all the fuss was about. I’ve seen products from this store on various design blogs for awhile now, the owner’s aesthetic is right up my alley. I walked away with a turquoise bud vase to help dull my ever present obsession with mini vases and cute ceramics. We were also lucky enough to meet and speak with owner Lara Collins Bobo about her shop and Fredericksburg in general.

On the way to and from town we saw dozens of empty peach stands awaiting the summer months to ripen the fruit that doesn’t exist yet :-) We plan on going around late June or early July and vow to find some incredible peach cobbler!

February 28, 2010 at 8:47 pm 1 comment


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