Yeah, I've been a bad blogger as of late. No/short posts and a Negative Nancy (or, in this case, Nick) attitude make for a crappy read, and I apologize. Mea culpa.
I'm trying to be a bit more positive and get back into the swing of things. The first step: mid-mod retail therapy.
Though the thrifts didn't yield any treasures, making my normal rounds brightened my spirits. Getting back to your regular routine is kinda comforting when everything else in your life is rapidly changing. My weekend trip to Vandeventer Vintage was also much more fruitful.
I got me a Milo Baughman recliner....
... or at least I think it's a Baughman recliner. There's no tags, but the look is very similar to the others I've come across.
The only discernible difference is that most of the Baughmans I've seen had much thicker cushions and solid, nubby upholstery. However, I do believe that this piece was recovered and the padding removed at some point. No biggie. The herringbone pattern, which looks much darker in person, goes well with the sofa and the color scheme I'm trying to develop in the living room.
Alex at Vandeventer Vintage was running a sale of sorts. He mentioned something about an auction buyer backing out (a big no-no) and having to clear out the extra inventory, so I was pleasantly surprised by the pricing. He had a great collection of stuff there, though I assume that it moved out of there real quick-like. I only wish that I'd been able to snag a couple of the upholstered Eames shells he had available, but the lounge immediately caught my eye and another buyer swooped in while I was distracted. Oh well, I'm pretty happy with my purchase.
I even get to rearrange my living room again! Yes, I get some sort of strange satisfaction out of moving furniture around. I'm weird like that.