Long before the show enticed people with the sleek lines of mid century style, many of us grew up with this simple yet cool vibe.
This beauty was found curbside by my friend, Lynette's husband, Paul, the one who rescued the vintage library magazine rack for me a while back.
Last night, Lynette and I took to hauling it out of the garage at her rental property where Paul had placed it to await whatever its future holds. It needed a good cleaning.
Here's it is without the cushions.
I took these photos right before we cleaned it and tore the cushions apart.
And isn't this cool! The tag was still on it, and as Lynette noted, you can tell its age by the use of tacks rather than staples. It was made by the Gregson Mfg. Co. in Liberty, N.C. 1958
The parchment colored naugahyde was tacky and dirty, but we gave it a good scrubbing and it cleaned up real nice.
I've been dying for a curved version of a couch like this, but can you imagine this stylish lovely paired with my recent console purchase? I think the room of my dreams would come together quite nicely with such an addition. The only problem is, I don't think I could give up my comfy couch. I waver between style over function and function over style. But how many times do you suppose a find like this comes along.
I can't imagine this one would compare in comfort to the overstuffed couch where I currently spend my sedate moments. Oh, if only I had one more living or family room!
Meanwhile, my mission is to find out how much one of these babies could bring in. I tried finding one like it online but didn't have much luck so far.
Well, kids. I should have left for work already. There was a pile of cabinets someone was putting out by the curb a ways away last night. I couldn't stop then and wanted to go on a hardware salvaging run on my way to work today. Didn't get moving fast enough.
Well, I may take a drive by and push my luck!
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