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Investment Piece of the Month

July 3, 2014

I realized I forgot to do an Investment Piece of the Month for June. My bad. Sometimes I think I would forget to put my head on my shoulders if it wasn’t attached by my neck. Necks = never forgetting your head. 

Anywho. Wilson’s and my move to Savannah is well under way, and as previously mentioned, it sucks/I hate it/it’s awful/someone bring me vodka. You get the picture. blah blah…

BUT! BUT! BUT! The one amazing thing that happened from moving is that we left behind that God-forsaken leather couch in Charlotte. Can I get a hell yea?! I think this calls for poppin’ some Veuve… Chyeah. 

I have dreamed of this day since I moved in with Wilson… the day I would be able to walk into our home and not be greeted by the shiny brown ugliness that was that couch. Sometimes I would walk by and kick that thing I hated it so much. And today is that day! But, now I have to find another one. And DAMN are couches expensive. But necessary. Which brings me to July’s Investment Piece of the Month — cue the drumroll and trumpets — a couch. Womp. Can’t you just hear the trumpets losing tune and the drumroll coming to an awkward stop because couches are so anti-climatic? Couches are a bit boring — but again, necessary.

As something you sit on, pass by, and/or look at pretty much every day, couches are something that you should invest in — within reason. I’m not saying you should throw $5k at some stupid couch — who do you think I am? — I’m just saying this is one of those times to throw a little more money at the item than in other instances. Like instead of buying those expensive shoes — cough Anna — you should save your monies and buy a good quality couch. One that you will like for more than five minutes.

With this in mind, I’m currently in the difficult throes of decision-making. I really wanted this one below…

no arm couch

but Wilson vetoed it because it had no arms. “IT HAS NO ARMS, ANNA!” he exclaimed, exasperated and bewildered when I showed him the picture of said BEAUT of a couch. He goes along with a lot of things because I like them and he wants to make me happy, but I suppose a couch with no arms is where he draws the line. Ughh fineee. 

So now I’m thinking about something more simple and straightforward — more “Wilson,” if you will — like this one so that the sofa will be a source of comfort and enjoyment as opposed to an instigator of marital strife. We shall call it “The Couch of Compromise.”

Lee Industries Sofa


What do you think? You like? I’m thinking the fabric should be a linen look-a-like with no maintenance and something that doesn’t wrinkle. Hence no linen. Please leave me a comment and help me out. Merci. 

Wilson don’t ever say I didn’t do anything nice for you…

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  • Reply Helen B. July 3, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Anna and Wilson, I LOVE it!! It’s a perfect compromise. (Anna, the first couch was awesome. I found one very similar this past spring for Michael’s sunroom and he nixed it was well… guess it’s a guy thing that we’ll never understand.) Anna, you are a patient, reasonable, and loving wife. I toast to you! XO, H

    • Reply Anna July 3, 2014 at 9:46 am

      Hahaha you are so sweet Helen. I try, some days I’m more successful at being a wife than others. Hope you are well! Love and miss you.

  • Reply Kelsey July 3, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I really like the style of that second sofa! The arms are great. Have you thought about two cushions vs three? We have a two cushion sofa now and while I used to love it, I now hate it. I feel like we always slant towards the middle when we sit on it and I can’t wait to move so I can get a new one.

    • Reply Anna July 3, 2014 at 9:48 am

      AH that is such a good point. I think I like the look of a two-cushion couch better, but there really is nothing worse than sitting on a couch that you kind of slide inward when sitting on it… Especially so when there are three people on it and the person in the middle is squished. Haha. Where did you get your two cushion sofa if you don’t mind me asking?

  • Reply Eliza Vaughn July 3, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Love the second couch option! (and the first, of course, too). But the so-dubbed “Couch of Compromise” is pretty and classic… it will stand the test of time.

    P.S. when Nick and I “invested” in a new couch last year… I had to use all of my persuasive powers to stop him from buying a Wilson-esque leather sectional. Home decor crisis averted.

    • Reply Anna July 3, 2014 at 11:16 am

      Thank goodness you were so persuasive! A leather sectional would put me in my grave.

  • Reply Wilson, the Good Husband July 3, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Thank you for not buying the arm-less couch. I’m not sure what I would have done with my arms while sitting on that thing.

  • Reply Lindsey July 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    We have a large, U-shaped, brown (hand-me-down, not very pretty IMO but still nice) couch that DOES have arms, but we rarely sit by them. “My” seat is at the center of the U and it works just fine. I say no arms is not an issue. Just get a big pillow to lean against, or a small sturdy one that you can turn to use as an arm rest when needed. However, I do like your Couch of Compromise! Very clean and classic looking. I love the arm detail.

    • Reply Anna July 6, 2014 at 9:43 am

      Thanks Lindsey! I agree, I don’t think a no-arm couch is a big deal but to Wilson buying one was the equivalent of asking him to jump off a cliff! Thanks for reading.

  • Reply Patrice July 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I like it, but what will u do when the little girls come to visit? Throw a beach towel on it?

    • Reply Anna July 6, 2014 at 9:37 am

      Yes or make Mimi clean up their messes.

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