Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Great links: Sofas from the Ninth Circle

For your lunchtime reading during Mild Fear 2018 (assuming you're on Eastern time), here's a great article from Collectors Weekly's Lisa Hix titled "It Came From the '70s: The Story of Your Grandma's Weird Couch."

To whet your appetite, Hix's great piece includes this quote from Pam Kueber of the blog Retro Renovation:
"This couch is a hat tip to Early American or Colonial Revival d├ęcor, which was massively popular through most of the 20th century — married to an indestructible, essentially plastic Space Age fabric, which our grandparents would have found appealing because our grandparents didn’t tend to redecorate constantly. They had one sofa. They bought their furniture on a layaway, and by the time they found enough money for a sofa, they wanted it to last forever. So the good news was that fabric was going to last forever — but the bad news was that fabric was going to last forever."
Please go read or bookmark the full article when you have a chance. It's worth it.

I am reminded, too, of a horrifying family sofa that made its way into a recent post in the Montoursville series:

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