We recently got rid of our sofa. Given that there was a physical imprint of my husband’s tuchus, it wasn’t easy to re-sell – but the furniture company picked it up and now its their problem! Who knows, maybe it will end up on the side of the M1 – I always wonder how they get there but why is it tempting to pick it up or have a seat on it? Who know’s whats on it!!
Sure, if you’re Sephardi, you probably have furniture that runs in the family. But unlike rice on Passover, we don’t have that advantage.
But whilst my husband is saying kaddish for his place of rest for the last 30 years, I’m on the look out for a new sofa. And who am I kidding I love it. The fabrics, the shapes, the sizes, the add-ons. Its like I’m organising my son’s wedding all over again.
We start with the budget and whilst DFS has been on sale for the last 15 years, I’m looking for something more high-end. I have been recommended Quality Suites in Bushey (its a play on words) and Strazzia, a more bespoke Italian furniture company.
Its all about the U-shape and the L-shape at the moment. What ever happened to a good old fashioned 3 seater couch? If you can add an adjustable handle on the side and the leg rests pop open, I am all ears!
If we go with gold and beige, it works nicely with any part of the house. If its golden, it goes well with your cockapoo – something to think about if you want them to ‘blend in.’
White is smart but stains easily and black leather is slick, but hard to see where the stains are!
Respect My Furniture
I have no time for people that have no Kavod for my furniture. If you think your kids are using it as a trampoline, forget it. If my son is having some random fraternity friends to stay over and they want to sleep on my couch – forget it. If my want to put your feet on my couch, also, forget it.
In fact, I think I should be the only one allowed to use this couch. End of.
I love the extras, as welcome additions mean I don’t need to start looking for a payday loan or instalment loans online to get something; let’s throw in an ottoman whilst we’re at it. Yes! Let’s!
And we have to have some cushions that go with it. But nothing too feathery, the allergies you know …
And you have to have a coffee table that goes with it with a big coffee table book about some region in France. I will never forget the episode of Seinfeld where the guy was pitching his own coffee table book about coffee tables. He said, “if you don’t have a coffee table, the book turns into a coffee table.”
Either way, my husband is going to be living on it for the next 20 years, b”h.
G-d Bless my Boobalahs,