Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Heartbreak and Heartache


The Brooklyn Flea Market looks amazing! And you had some luck! How were the prices?

Lil' Q and I went to a couple 14th Street vintage furniture stores this weekend and had zero luck (but we did have fun!). I get so frustrated with the prices which are so inflated compared to what I could get in Louisville, but alas, I don't live in Louisville.

I ALMOST had a dream piece this weekend, but as is so possible with Craig's List, it fell through at the last minute. The bookcase was featured on Apartment Therapy's DC Scavenger, so I guess I shouldn't be suprised that someone got to it before me. You know I've been wanting a barrister bookcase forever and although this isn't technically barrister, I felt like it fit the bill.

Here's the description:

This oak bookcase or cabinet has two glass doors. It opens to reveal 5 shelves for storing books, etc. The finish and hardware are original. The wood has a soft patina

46"W, 52"H, 13.5"D. Doors: 21.75"W, 46"H

The cabinet is in great condition, the small amount of trim missing above the door opening is the only flaw. It has been in a nonsmoking environment for over 22 years.

Asking $395. Cash only. If you are reading this posting, then the cabinet is still available.

I even got the seller down in price (thank you for the suggestion) but at the last minute, she realized that we were talking about two different bookcases she was selling and the one below had already sold (BUT THE POSTING WAS STILL LISTED!)

Oh well. I'll keep looking for steals and deals on CL. I'm clearly a gutton for punishment.

Lil' Q and I did go to my fave Room + Board this weekend. Oh how I love their showroom. I want SO much. It's outta my price range and too mid-century for Jeff, but mixed with antiques and modern I think he could live. Here's what I LOVE.

I die for that Navy sofa. While I was putting this all together, I had Patsy Cline's Heartaches stuck in my head, so I decided to share that too. Love me some Patsy.

PS: How was your Longest Day of the Year? I sat on a lovely rooftop with LSmith and LClapps for sushi and laughs. DEEElightful!


  1. I love that sofa too! Do you think it would go with a schooner painting, slightly stained from years of exposure to cigarettes? Just wondering.

  2. Yes, but maybe even better below a huge romance novel cover. Just saying.