Sunday, December 20, 2009

Furniture Shopping Can Be a Source of Great Laughter

I've decided to replace my dining room table and chairs. It's time. One chair is totally broken and a health hazard (for me because I won't let anyone else sit in it!), and I fear that my table may be ending her run here on this earth.

I've gone to a few furniture shops lately and I've done my research online, but goodness sakes, it seems like all the major retailers are out of touch with what the average consumer wants these days!

For instance, I'm not all that sure that many people are in the market for baby blue leather sofas right now.
And I'm not too sure that people are shopping for 80s-style headboard and end table one-piece units these days.
Or how about the super pricey table with a lazy susan built right in? Doesn't seem to scream "I am current" to me.
I was tempted to buy this $1000 tv console/bad fake fireplace, but them I heard the fake fire sounds and decided that it wasn't such a good buy anymore. (PS - how bout those chairs??? MEOW!)
Oh dear...this bed is larger than my condo.
Pardon the quality of this photo, I kept sneaking my camera in and out of my purse for a stealth shot. Can you guess where the bodies get buried in this Sopranos bed?
I almost bought this lamp, because I need a new one. But the cherub's boobs are better than mine and I'd feel jealous every time I turned her on, so I opted not to buy it.
So, what do you think? Are the furniture shops out of touch these days, or am I??? What's the craziest thing YOU'VE seen at a furniture store?


Rebecca said...

I completely agree. I've been shopping for a new couch and dining room table/chairs...and I've never seen so much out-of-date furniture. You'd think that if they're asking you to drop between $1000 and $5000 for a set of furniture, they'd at least put out something that's up-to-date.

laurelstreet said...

You and I need to go furniture shopping together - although we may not make it through the store.

There is absolutely nothing in soft furnishings that is too sacred (baby blue leather furniture or beds with columns to rival the Colossus of Rhodes not withstanding!)

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

WOW... nice finds there. I had to chuckle when you talked about the lamps boobs and said everytime you "turned her on" *dirty mind* hehe.

There was a furniture store here that went out of business recently and when we stepped inside to check it out I was greeted by two almost life sized elephant sculptures. Seriously? I know I'm in the land of Alabama University, but do I really need African Elephant replicas for my home? I don't live in Neverland. Crazy!

Condo Blues said...

I almost made an excuse for the Murphy storage bed because I need storage and can't get to the out of season blankets I shove under my bed. The lift up mattress would make that easier. BUT then I noticed that the rails and headboard were padded - ew. Why? So the bodies Tony and family store underneath won't bruise themselves?