Thursday, April 17, 2008

On A Roll

.Bent twig branches and stems spell out 'garden' behind our counter.

There is something about going to the worlds biggest antique show that isn't easily shaken. Since I have been back from Round Top- I can't stop antiquing! Not only is the store doing well, which means I have to keep replenishing, but the the junkin' bug is not leaving anytime soon.

As you enter the store: Twig wall baskets with old album pages and bird prints.

An arrangement of branches, rakes and garden ribbon outside.

I hadn't rested more than 48 hours when I was back at it again. After our successful Garden Party, I was out all day Sunday and Monday and I am still unpacking. I am even bringing in things from home! Local customers and true-blue fans of the Sofa can certainly see the difference. (This is what they have always wanted!) "Give me your old, your rusty, your tired, your weather-beaten".

A collection of Oaxacan Day of the Dead altar crosses.

A collection of blue transferware is slowly building in the store. New rings just in.

Cody Foster came by this weekend and he and fellow designer Larry Buller both said the store looked great and completely different than the last time they had seen it. They were stunned. (and keep your fingers crossed as I am trying to get them both to do the Art Show- (Now are you going to make the trip?)We get a lot of emails and calls about the products pictured and YES- we do ship. But one disclaimer: We are not set up for this. So we have put a minimum on your online purchases (sorry!) $100 total of products, $10 handling + actual postage charged. Someday we may be able to just ship a little something, but not now.

I started this blog as an online newsletter to show the locals what we had going on. But thanks to our press it has become national so now people are a little, well- agitated- that we do not have a full-on e-commerce business. Until then, I hope these images entice you enough to venture in. Take a look at some of the goods I am still uncovering from Round Top and beyond:

Czechoslovakian school room posters.

Just found: a pair of metal slated porch chairs

Outside our shed, this fringed roller shade.

Victorian velvet double picture frame in green (one in blue, too.)

70's cross stitch sampler.

Metallic embroidered clutch, celluloid album cover, painted tole table and iron hand tray.

Glitz and glamor for prom night- we have tons of vintage jewelry.

Set of four President portraits.

Vintage medical cabinet, wood and glass with black hardware.

Garden concrete doe.

Painted floral tole tray, rhinestone vanity clock, vintage corset.

Preparing for Mothers Day with cards, aprons and framed poems.

One of my favorite finds: a roll up silver storage holder hung as art.

Just in: This new heavy metal armoire locker.

Pretty blush colored sheet set with tiny crochet lace trim.

Boxes of white clip-on butterflies, paper corsage flowers and embossed planters.

JUST IN! Our newest slipcovered sofa shown in washable Belgium linen with box pleated skirt. (Matching chair not shown).

My favorite rouched pillows from Bella Notte in washed grey.

Did you know that Curious Sofa ALWAYS has a SALE area? Located to the back of the store, down our narrow hallway. We fill five shelving units weekly with great bargains: Holiday, bath, bedding and more. Larger items are marked with red bows and left on the floor:

This $2,200 armoire now marked down to $795!

This leather recliner was $1,455 now $695.

And finally, just for grins... we get a lot of comments on our bathrooms so I thought the out-of-towners might want to take a look. (Isn't it the one place you can see if a business cares about the details?!) Shown below, the women's:

The men's:Also, for anyone who has even shopped our store and had a good experience, please leave a positive comment on the City Search site for travelers coming to K.C. Thanks!