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Monday, January 31, 2011

Amazing Pickers

Bloggers are the Best!!!
A few weeks ago, i did a post on how I was re-decorating my living-dining-room.
I was going from bright reds-yellows french country to a more
Neutral Calm Elegant French style using all of my Vintage Pieces.
Well one of the things I desperately wanted was a Leather sofa from (Restoration  Hardware $3500) way out of my budget.
I described the leather sofa (Worn-Brown-with metal tacking on arms) this is what I wanted.
This past week an AMAZING reader of my Blog called the shoppe and left a message for me, that she spotted one at the
Salvation Army & it was half off..

I didn't get the message till 5:45 pm- I debated to even drive all the way down town to check out , during rush hour traffic-based on someone I don't know calling the shoppe.
BUT (what if) it were the one..
So we packed up the kids in the SUV and trucked on down, making it there 30 min. before they closed.

As I spotted the back and saw the color- then moved to the front of it, I heard Angels Singing..
THE EXACT leather Sofa I wanted...
Worn- Brown-Metal tacking and in Perfect Condition, & THE BEST part at half off ONLY $75!!
Thank you anonymous Blogger who called my shoppe.

Months ago I bought this Antique Chandelier from a Picker friend of mine, and this is wear it has sat for the entire 2 months- Until this weekend.

My daughter scrubbed every nook-cranny for me with a brush, I cleaned every crystal & gave my husband a big KISS to Hang for me.
My heart just pitter patters every time I look at it or my new sofa..

To know that someone read my blog, and took the time to call my shoppe to tell me about the sofa, or a friend thought to call me with an amazing antique chandelier knowing I would love it, Just Makes my heart so Happy..
SO to both of You, Know that every time I walk in the family room, I'm so excited & Thrilled with my treasures that are bringing my vision come to life because of you.

Thank God for Thoughtful Picker Friends & the Kindness of Amazing Bloggers who I also think of as Blessed friends..
xoxo Karryann
p.s.  still working on curtains-chairs..


  1. Wow, that is so awesome that a) someone thought enough to call and b) it turned out to be exactly what you wanted and c) at a great price!

  2. Oh wow, can't wait to see the couch as you add it to your decor, and I love the chandelier. You have amazing style. I am so happy I stumbled on your blog!

  3. This is amazing, Karryann! I am SO happy for you and grateful for all of the wonderful ladies out there in Blogland. Your new sofa is gorgeous and you can't beat that price! Yay!

    Love your chandelier, too. It looks as good as new!


  4. That is really amazing. How sweet of the, and what a great purchase for you.

  5. Hi Karryann,
    Wow!!! Isn't blogging amazing! That is a gorgeous couch and it does not look cheap, how nice that someone would let you know that it was there and your chandelier! You lucky duck, that is the kind that I am looking for. I really want one bad, I see them in people's homes and I am dying to ask if they are thinking of replacing them. HEEHEE! I would never do it, but so many folks don't like them, when they are original to the home. But I love them!
    I am so glad to "meet" you! Thanks so much for coming by my little blog and leaving a sweet message. I have not had anything to blog about lately, so I have been getting ideas and photos from other people who have kindly allowed me to.
    Be sure to come back and I will definitely visit you again! I love to feature other blogs so my friends can enjoy them, too.
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. I have a sofa set just like the one you pictured it has been a good sofa and I have had it for 12 years and it still looks the same enjoy your wonderful sofa! I have read a little further and see that you took down yellow and the look you are going for and I have to say I too have yellow, green and mediterranean sun colors and am wanting to neutralize so I thought we had a couple of things in common I even posted earlier on Pickin today. I think you should mix the rustic and modern with the vintage that is what I am wanting to do, Farmhouse romance, leather and lace pleasing to everyone in the family without being to frou frou. What a nice person to call you about the sofa!! Nice to meet you I read Ruby Graces blog and came across yours.

  7. What a great sofa and chandy! I can't wait to see pictures of it all with the curtains and chairs too- together on your blog.
    Looks fabulous!

  8. Amazing story behind your sofa. Blogging is great for meeting genuinely nice people. And the chandy is just grand! Can't wait to see the final results!

  9. Awesome deal on that sofa...hop over and show it off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope to see ya there:)


  10. GORGEOUS! What a find! Thanks for the visit! Off to read more!

  11. Isn't it wonderful when you find exactly what you are looking for at a great affordable price? To have one of your blog readers call you about it makes the sofa even more special! Can't wait to see how the room turns out especially because I have been thinking about purchasing the same style of sofa and going more neutral also.

  12. Totally worth loading up the kids at the last minute and braving rush hour traffic! Glad to see the pic. and that chandelier is beautiful!! Great little network you've got behind you ; )


  13. WIll that blogger friend please call me about another leather sofa when you see one. I live in Missouri I will need free delivery LOL

    I have a great leather chair and ottoman with nail heads just need a sofa for the office