A great friend of our's and a highly skilled one (same person) built this fantastic bookshelf that contributes so much to the space. Also helps to have an artist in the family.
All of the furnishings here are thrift store finds or as is the case with the cream chair and a matching couch, Little Nickel. Heather revealed her love of furniture early by buying this pair before finishing high school. Shockingly, the matching loveseat came with this house 27 years later. The black recliner is a Milo Baughman design for Thayer Coggin (mid 50's) found at St. Vinnies.
At 17 and 15 how did Heather and I know that we were going to spend the rest of our lives together? Star alignment? Shared passions? Compatibility? No. Both of our mother's had a very large Lee Reynolds prominently featured in our homes. Mine was bought at a Grantree for $100.00. We rolled all the windows down in the Dodge Dart and slipped it in over our heads. Lila's was bought at Arnold's Furniture in Bremerton 1968 also for $100.00. She eventually ended up with both paintings.
We all seem to have a thing for chairs; here Lila takes their decorative aspect to another level. Now is not the season, but we will revisit this wonderful home in the spring because no visit is complete without a tour of their beautiful garden.