|Me and my Scarlett|
We received a generous gift from my mom and stepdad for our shower - a new tv. I've had mine since about 2005, and I have been refusing to get a new one until ours died, but since we got one as a gift, a new TV is on its way.
This has inspired a slight re-haul of our living room. We now need to find a cabinet for the new tv and since we are doing that, I figured we might as well get a new couch, too, because our current couch is falling apart - with so many family members and out of town friends swinging through for the wedding, I want the place to be tip toppity.
And it's been six years since I've re-done the living room. I am really excited to give our home a much-needed vintage overhaul. I recently finished the dining room and I love it!
For the past few weeks, I've been looking at local furniture stores, online stores, and Craig's List. I keep going back and forth between vintage and new. Vintage couches around here run about the same as a new couch because anything that is midcentury anything is marked up 600%. Then that leaves the vintage-inspired pieces at places like Urban Outfitters.
It's new, but I just know know that this is mass-produced junk and I can't do it. It's so pretty, but I know it won't last. I want to work to find the real deal.
Then I saw this baby that is being sold locally:
Once we get the couch, it's on to rugs and a chair - this is going to be fun.
I sent the photo to Cayla so we will see what she thinks. :) My fingers are crossed.
How do you feel about all this? Do you mind buying vintage-inspired knock-offs from ModCloth, UO, etc., or would you rather find the real thing?
Wishing you a fabulous week!