I think I have mentioned previously that my husband and I have our own eBay store. Most of our things are sourced from local thrift stores. Well, we went out today and the stores were picked pretty well clean. Found a few desirable dishes, and actually was followed and harassed by some chick who wanted the dishes I planned to get!! I couldn't believe it! She actually approached me about letting her buy the dishes she wanted because she "didn't pick them up earlier, and I've been here all day". Sorry but you snooze you lose. This is every man (or woman) for themselves! She actually followed me at a close distance and I had to go hide in the clothing section. Crazy!
Anyway, in the first store I found this great vintage American brass lamp base. You could pay a pretty penny for this lamp at, say, Restoration Hardware. It could also double as a weapon in a pinch I suspect... It's that heavy.
On a whim I decided to cruise through the other nearby thrift store, despite it getting late. I am so glad I did. I always make the rounds of the furniture first... Usually looking for vintage Louis-style dining chairs. Usually there is nothing and it is totally crap... 80's sofas, and lots of particle board. Today, however, the angels were smiling down on me because I found this GREAT mid-century modern armchair. It has a swiv-lon base, so it rocks and swivels, it is good and solid, and in pretty decent condition, considering its age. It is SO. COMFORTABLE. Definitely needs a little love, and at some point I hope to have it reupholstered. And it was a STEAL. It definitely has a Milo Baughman feel to it. Unfortunately there are no visible markings on it, so if anyone has any comments on who actually made it, I'd appreciate it. I already spent quite a bit of time searching combinations of descriptive terms, to no avail.
I actually walked away from it at first but immediately circled back for it. Can you believe it? What was I thinking?? Well it is mine now.