“It’s like graffiti with grandma sweaters”

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, Random
A shout out to my friend Lis over at blanksmith for exposing me to this gem! I will leave it up to you the reader, shall we classify this as "design inspiration", "designers", "the fun report", or maybe just "colorful"? Read on and then talk amongst yourselves, well talk to me too, I would love to hear it. I recently visited my brother and his girlfriend in Philly (I will leave the who picked a better city to live in debate out of this). We sat on the famed rocky stairs and counted how many people, in the span of twenty minutes or so, ran up the stairs and finished the climb by jumping up and down and throwing a celebratory fist pump. We counted 30, and then a school bus…
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The Fun Report – Flakes Are Flying!

Fun Report
It's here - the snow that is. In full force. We love it! We shoveled and plowed to get into the office this am. [caption id="attachment_1608" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="The door is open! Come in for hot cocoa."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1609" align="alignright" width="150" caption="(Jonathan, a.k.a. skeleton crew)"][/caption] Yes, we have a bit of a skeleton crew today but our stores are now open and ready for those who feel like a casual stroll through a furniture store. Perfect timing because our big January promotion started yesterday.     So do some sledding, build an awesome snowman, have some cocoa and then bundle up later this afternoon and check out our Sale. We promise, no lines today!
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The Fun Report – Let it Snow!

Fun Report
Have you heard the news? Snow in the forecast for later this week. Yay! This is one of those topics that splits all New Englanders right down the middle. There are those who love and those who despise the snow. I revert right back into a ten year old and get excited at the mere thought of the tiny white flakes. There are others, you know who you are, who think "Ugh. My car needs to be cleaned off, my commute is going to stink, my gloves have a hole in them, my long underwear doesn't fit properly under my suit..." Ok, I understand that it takes a bit longer to get to work on those snowy days (trust me, I have an hour commute as it is anyway). It…
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The Fun Report: Now’s the Time!

Events and Fundraisers, Fun Report
In case you haven't heard, we have an Upholstery Sale going on! What better time to spruce things up than the holidays? Who wouldn't want to open presents and share a drink in this setting? Or reminisce about years past in this cozy room? Whether it's a couch, a chair or both, that will make your home feel complete; come into one of our stores and take a look. The Upholstery Sale ENDS November 29th. Don't miss out!
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The Fun Report: Home for the Holidays

Events and Fundraisers, Fun Report, Holidays
Yes, you read that right! We're spreading some holiday cheer with our Upholstery Sale! Wondering how to impress great Aunt Mildred this Thanksgiving? Or the in-laws flying in for the holidays? Look no further! Come into one of our stores and we'll help you find the perfect look for your home.  Consider some new chairs for around the table:Maybe add in a few with a fun print to show off your daring side: Just consider it a little gift to yourself this year. Swing by before November 29th!
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The Most Exciting Thing Happened at Dinner Last Night!

Fun Report
"The most exciting thing happened at dinner last night," were the first words out of my mouth to my mother on the phone this morning. (I would have called in the heat of the moment last night, but I am a bad daughter and live three time zones away.) "I spilled red wine on my chairs", I squeaked. My mom hesitated and I could feel her glancing over in her mind each chair she had chosen to perfectly compliment my new apartment, "Now why is that exciting?" Well let me tell you. Last night I had a lovely casual dinner with friends. We whipped up a little post activity dinner and complimented it with a bottle of red wine, ok maybe two bottles. As we were winding down the meal…
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