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A Tale of Two Sofas

  1. Ashley says:

    What a conundrum…I vote to somehow make both work in your home. They are both just too pretty to part with!

  2. You totally have to make it work! Otherwise if you can get it to the Ames Iowa’s thrift store I’d be all over it!

    Gotta make it work, it is fabulous!

    Megan

  3. Julie says:

    I think if it’s a piece you absolutely love, you have to make it work. No question.

  4. YOU HAVE TO KEEP IT- seriously…one of the most fabulous pieces of furniture I’ve seen in a loooong time.

  5. I love the sofa, but my mother always said getting rid of something (you’re not using anyway) leaves room for something new πŸ™‚

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  6. I’ll buy it, I’ll buy it! Seriously you would have had to fight ME for that sofa at the thrift store πŸ˜‰ It is gorgeous, you have to keep it and make it work somewhere!

  7. Hilary Ward says:

    Keep it! You’re regret parting with that pretty lady FOREVER! Scooch things around and bring her in!

  8. I feel your pain!! My mom and I just brought home an antique desk from a thrift store that neither one of us have room for…..yet.

  9. I’m going to tell you to get rid of it, because you should probably let me buy it? It’s GORGEOUS!

  10. I am SO not the person to ask because I am destined for a starring role on Hoarders. I have a real issue letting go of stuff I find and love…even if I buy it with the intention of re-selling it. Needless to say, that couch is a gem and I think you should re-work whatever you need to to keep it!

  11. I say keep it – it’s gorgeous! I love changing things up and moving things around – maybe you would love the settee in your living room for a change?!!

  12. Kara says:

    I have the same problem with Wingbacks! I collect them like a little girl collects dolls. At one point my sweet, darling, and normally patient man put his foot down and said ‘no more’. I am finally getting them reupholstered to either keep somewhere in my home, or to sell in my store.

    So you can guess what my suggestion would be – put the vintage sofa in your office, and either find another home for your settee (which is darling, by the way!) in your house or see if mom and dad will babysit it for you until you can either get a bigger house, or find a place for it. It’s so hard to find such great pieces that I feel if you find one, you just can’t let it go! Or at least, not let it go without trying every option to keep it first. πŸ™‚

    Good luck!

  13. Rachel says:

    Keep it! It’s adorable. : )

  14. jennifer says:

    Here’s my two cents, for what it is worth. About 10 years ago, my mother in law got rid of her sofa because she didn’t want to spend the money to recover it. BIG mistake. She started shopping for a new one after she got rid of the first one and ran into this problem…nothing fit the space like she had. The original sofa was the right length (it was really long), it was the right arm style, the cushion style she liked (unfixed…able to be flipped to any location on the sofa to prevent wear). I have heard about her love for that sofa ever since. She settled. So if this would be settling for you…don’t do it. If it’s not that big of a deal stick a for sale sign on it and make your self a profit. : )

  15. Coco says:

    You should probably just give it to a lucky reader πŸ™‚

  16. I would keep it. I’ve bought the same sofa twice because I love it so much. The latest version is currently in use, but desperately needs to receive a makeover. It will be with us for a long time.

  17. Sara says:

    KEEP! Especially if you can make it work in the office. It’s an amazing piece and would be hard to find again!

  18. KELLY GREEN says:

    well – problem solved! This mother will take it off your hands…..hehe! KGx

  19. Melissa says:

    I, too, am a furniture (hoarder)/currator:-) I dunno about your sofa, but I have two buffets in my dining room and two bar carts in there, too. I also took booth space to combat the problem…. but you will regret selling either one of those sofas. Keep em, store em, visit with the orphaned one often:-)

  20. I am a notorious purger and work as an Professional Stager & Organizer who is normally pushing people to get rid of things, but….

    that couch is too nice to get rid of. Find a place for it.

  21. Maggie Rose says:

    Make it work! It’s too lovely to pass on just yet.

  22. Elizabeth says:

    I love the vintage sofa! I think it looks more interesting than the other one. If you can’t make both work, I would keep that one. Or switch them and store the newer one for awhile and see how you feel. I wish I had room for that sofa in my house. Actually, I might, so let me know if you want to sell!

  23. Lisa says:

    Its too pretty to get rid of. I’d keep it.

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