Friday, October 14, 2011

The one drawback to moving from a cramped apartment to a sprawling Southern home? The furniture that used to pack your place from wall to wall now appears sparse. So sparse, in fact, that a visitor last weekend remarked that it looked like a frat house.

To a Southern woman, I'm pretty sure there's no greater insult.

I worship on the ground of Better Homes and Gardens. I eat on china from my great grandmother and sit on a beautiful couch passed down to me from my aunt. I fluff pillows for fun. And you think I live in a frat house? Last time I checked, frat houses had pyramids of beer cans shoved in the corner and smelled ever so slightly of urine and poor decisions.

Sigh. What's a girl to do? Furniture is expensive, and I can't really afford much besides what was already given to me by family members. IKEA has furnished as much of my new house as it possibly can, but it still doesn't seem to be enough. Especially these beautiful Anthropologie pieces, which each cost more than a month's pay:

Amelie sofa in Poppy

Double-decker bookshelf


Pelican by Patsy Grace
Any ideas as to where I can get affordable furniture?

Happy Friday ya'll!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, my husband and I are having the same problem. We're moving from a small 1 bd to 2 bd, and for one, we need a new futon frame and mattress. But $1000? No way!


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