Recline-o-rama and the lure of the discount table


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Originally uploaded by telfandrea.

Check out our big find of the weekend. Those of you who have visited us in Redlands might remember the Galleria, a colossal, overwhelming antique store (Anna, for example). Telfer and I needed to burn some time on Friday afternoon so we casually stopped by and walked out with this green leather recliner (the recline-o-rama as the 1950s-ish tag announces) for $150. It’s now ensconced in our bedroom. We are both smitten.

And for the bad news. Remember my new year’s resolution of not buying any books in 2008? Totally FAILED on Saturday. Telfer was working and I drove into the Pasadena area to go to Whole Foods and what do you know? A branch of Vroman’s (the best independent bookstore in Southern California) is right next door. I was wandering around, just looking, and then I spotted on the sale table for $3.98, Growing a Reader from Birth: Your Child’s Path from Language to Literacy. And I bought it. Because, you know, if I resisted, our child might never learn to read. And that would be a tragedy.


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Originally uploaded by telfandrea.

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5 thoughts on “Recline-o-rama and the lure of the discount table

  1. Alyssa

    You are so funny! LOVE the chair–I want to come and recline my swollen feet in it! I am glad you bought the book…seriously, $4! You make me laugh…sorry I missed your call yesterday. I will call later today, or e-mail you.

  2. Amanda

    I love the recline-o-rama! It has such personality and will look great in your bedroom! I love your style!

  3. Kathy

    Love the green Recline-O-Rama! I fully support your falling off the wagon for a cause as important as teaching a child to read. Bless you my child! You are definitely forgiven!
    Kathy

  4. Kathy

    Love the green Recline-O-Rama! I fully support your falling off the wagon for a cause as important as teaching a child to read. Bless you my child! You are definitely forgiven!
    Kathy

  5. eleanor

    why did you make that resolution? did you think you would do it? (and you really thought that would be a good thing?)
    a year is a very, very long time. especially if you’re waiting for it to be over.
    Does Whole Foods give you $ if I click on the link to their website?

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