No new couches in '06.
I seem to be obsessed with couches and lamps. I like other furniture too, but for some reason, I'm always drawn to a great couch or lamp. I found this particular delight over the holidays at Era Mid Century. And when it comes to finding fabulous lamps, I always seem to stumble across them whenever I'm at a second hand store and flea market. Since the lamp compulsion is far more affordable than the couch one, I'm making a pledge, pathetic as it may be, to buy no new couches for the next year. I'm set.
We have two extremely groovy couches that work perfectly for dogs and the dirt they inevitable leave behind. Obviously, I'm drawn to the Hollywood Regency meets 60's bachelor pad styling that would make Kelly and Jonathan proud (see "Hollywood Regency, or is it?" blog entry). If I can stick with the pledge, my husband's back will be alot happier, we'll have a little extra cash, and who knows, maybe I will find the perfect lamp in the meantime.