Wednesday, June 8, 2011

You say tomato, I say tomato!

UPDATE: My sister went shopping and wandered in to an Ethan Allen store and found the chair of her dreams. I'll post pictures of it when it arrives.

Oh, and my followers are gone again! Hey Blogger! Is anybody back there!?! Now the followers are back. Must be a server malfunction of some sort.

My sister is looking for the perfect overstuffed chair to go in her tea/sitting room. She has marvelous antiques and even better taste in decorating. The chair has to be just right. Sort of like this darling chair I found a picture of while surfing the internet. Isn't it pretty!?! Pricey, but pretty.

She has asked me to ask all of you out there in blog land for help. Where do you get your furniture? Are there special stores to go to in your area? Do you buy via the internet? Hopefully she can find something in our area. We live in the central valley of California and are not adverse to driving a couple hours if need be.

She used to have a favorite store that had multiple locations in the bay area, including Livermore and Walnut Creek. It was called Blue Tomato. They had the most wonderful furniture that you could have custom covered and she was always able to find out just what she needed. Sadly, they have closed. She knows the city where the former owners live, but can't find them as she doesn't remember their names. If any of you have any idea on how to find them, we would appreciate it. She wants to see if they still have the names of some of their furniture distributors and then, hopefully, she could contact the distributors and find out where they sell their furniture through.

We all know how we want just the right things for our homes and I want her to be successful in finding what she needs.

Thanks bloggers!


Anonymous said...

Oh Jean I am no help at all as I think I probably shared with you when you were here that I only have on "new"piece of furniture that I bought! All my stuff is used-

Do love that pretty chair!

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

My "stuff" is used or from Cosco - no help here. Enjoyed catching up on your tea adventure and how much you are/were loved at the tea. It was a treat to see.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love the chair you show here. I am really not any help, because I shop at a locally owned furniture store when I get mine here in Asheville.

Thimbleanna said...

I'm no help either, but I want to go live with Penny -- the Carolinas are the place to be for furniture!!! Good Luck to your sister!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Sorry, I'm no help at all. If you can't find it at a thrift store, ebay or garage sale, I'm out.