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Deal of the Week!

It’s time!

Let’s get this part over with first – the rules :

1. First paying customer gets it. By phone or in person ( 817-332-1772 , call. it’s best to call.)

2. No holds. None. We just can’t.

3. No returns. We never want to see this thing again. ever.

Today, we are gonna unload some Bella Notte bedding. We LOVE Bella Notte! The best linens out there – batch dyed in amazing colors and textures. Beautiful colors! When the new colors come out we are always very excited and promptly place an enthusiastic order. Sometimes we forget to think before acting – this deal is the result of one of these times. The new color was black. We like black….in some places, just not everywhere. You see, Simple Things is famous for our beds, specifically our white beds. White beds are perfect for our store. Black beds – not so much. Have you been to our store before? Black beds do not belong here. They just don’t. What can I say, we were experimenting. It just didn’t work out, and now we are breaking up with black bedding.

So, for all you black bedding fans out there we offer you our deal of the week. The first is a lace covered bolster – a long bolster pillow, the kind that might sit at the end of the bed. Amazing silky lace –  beautiful lace. But, it’s black. Black lace. It’s got to go.

But wait, there’s a bonus! We are throwing in a pair of euro shams in a soft washed velvet in …..wait for it …black. Very simple style, plain knife-edge case with pearl button closure. But on these, you don’t get the pillow inserts. Did you get that? On the two euro shams – no pillow forms, just the covers.

Okay, please take this stuff away.

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Original price :  bolster – $318, euro shams – $167 each,   grand total – $652

sale price : all three pieces – $200

 

Deal of the Week – SOLD!!

The rules :

1. First paying customer gets it. By phone or in person ( 817-332-1772 , call. it’s best to call.)

2. No holds. None. We just can’t.

3. No returns. We never want to see this thing again. ever.

 

After much debate this week, we finally arrived at a decision. We settled on this rug ottoman. It’s a one-of-a-kind ottoman upholstered with an antique rug – warm terra cotta, pale ochre and browns. It is trimmed with leather cording. The turned legs have casters (we all love a good caster), and they are finished with a washed driftwood kind of a color. It’s a pretty good sized thing – not foot stool sized. Dimensions – ” 52 wide, ” 30 deep, ” 16 high. We have been using it as a coffee table – it makes a perfect coffee table.

So, if this thing is so great, why are we trying to unload it? Well, we did some rearranging this week, moved some stuff around. And by some stuff, I mean all the stuff. At the end of all the stuff-moving, we were all staring at this homeless ottoman. And since you can’t just sweep an ottoman under the rug, especially a rug ottoman, we decided to deal-of-the-week it. So, tag – you’re it – find a place for this thing.
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original price – $1799   sale price – $600

Deal of the Week – Part 2! – SOLD

Here we go again!

Up next is a rug. And this is not just any rug. It’s a Dash and Albert indoor/outdoor rug – which means its pretty tough. It can handle the weather and elements of an outdoor life OR the chaos and elements of an indoor life – i.e. pets, kids, spills. So, should there be any mishap you can just take it outside and hose it down – if only all mishaps could be handled that way.

This particular rug has a nice all-over pattern in a medium sort of bluish-y color. So, a nice little pop of color without being obnoxious. It is 5′ x 8′.

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original price – $589   sale price – $150

Deal of the Week!!! SOLD!!

It’s the Deal of the Week! And as a bonus today we are going to do two! One now, one later.

And it’s not because we have completely slacked off for the last two weeks…. Okay, yeah, it really is because we have slacked off for the last two weeks. What can i say, we are trying to make amends.

Today’s deal is a side table. A pretty cool side table. It is a marble top that sits on an iron base. It has sort of a modern vibe to it, and we like a little of that thrown into a room. It’s is 18″ wide and 22 1/2 ” tall. It’s a nice size – big enough to tuck in between a pair of chairs, but small enough to sidle up next to a sofa or chair and not be in the way. So, to sum things up, It’s a good little table.

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original price –  $299   sale price – $100

And remember – stay tuned. Another deal is coming your way.

Happy 4th of July

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We decided to close up shop for a few days in order to thoroughly enjoy this holiday weekend. We will close this evening at 6pm and will reopen at 10am on Tuesday morning.

 

Deal of the Week -SOLD!

Deal of the Week is sold!

 

The Deal of the Week is back! The person that posts the deal of the week is not back, but the deal is. Because the deal of the weeker is still technically vacationing they have decided to phone this one in. No long drawn out descriptions, no elaborate backstories, no witty ramblings. No, this deal of the week is stripped down to a few brief statements.

First, the rules :

1. First paying customer gets it. By phone or in person ( 817-332-1772 , call. it’s best to call.)

2. No holds. None. We just can’t.

3. No returns. We never want to see this thing again. ever.

Description : This is a metal vintage milk pricing sign. It was found (and this so cool) still wrapped up, unused, untouched in an abandoned warehouse in Fort Worth. It is marked May Advertising, Fort Worth, Texas. It’s pristine. It’s a two sided sign, which is pretty cool, especially if you are a sign geek. Great graphics. Nice typeface. It’s everything a good sign should be. And it has a set of numbers that flip around so you can price your milk however you choose (see photos below and that last statement will make much more sense). And it’s just cool. It’s a perfect piece of art for a kitchen or maybe a kid’s room…or, you know, a milk store.

Why is this a deal? Well, unlike most Deals of the Week, we’re aren’t tired of it. We don’t hate it. In fact, we love it. It’s just that it’s been around for a long time and we are baffled by that. Somewhere we have a photo of it in the old store. The old one. I’m talkin’ University Park old. Anyway, we love it so much that we are ready to find it a good home. A home where it’s loved and appreciated. And we want to find an owner that is excited to get it. Maybe that’s you! …..Now that i think about it, you may be competing with me – now that I’ve written all this, I may be the first to call! You just better hurry!

Dimensions : 36″x 48″

Okay, so that wasn’t as brief as originally planned.

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original price –  $499    sale price – $200

Deal of the Week…uh, not so much.

Houston, we have a problem. There is no one here to post a deal of the week. I completely understand your disappointment and frustration with this glitch, but there it is. You see, the person in question that is responsible for these shenanigans is AWOL. If you were to search them out, you might find them galavanting through the desert southwest, hiking in the mountains of utah, or sitting on the edge of a mesa. In any case, they are in no position to make the deal happen.

This person, if they were here, would apologize for this change in our regularly scheduled programming. They would also express sympathy that all of you, back in Texas, are not experiencing 0% humidity, and currently enjoying high temperatures in the 60s, and that you are not seeing some of the most beautiful scenery our country has to offer. They might feel guilty about this, but they really don’t. They would like to say that they miss being at work to sit and write the deal of the week post for you, but that would be flat out lying, and this person just doesn’t lie.

And one last tidbit, here is a little shot from this little adventure that this person, who can only be described as delightful, is experiencing. It is most likely taken on the porch of an old victorian cottage overlooking a quiet mountain village.

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Please check back in for the deal next Friday.

Deal of the Week! SOLD!!!

 

Sold!!!!

 

Has it been a week already? Wow, time flies. Without further adieu – the rules :

1. First paying customer gets it. By phone or in person ( 817-332-1772 , call. it’s best to call.)

2. No holds. None. We just can’t.

3. No returns. We never want to see this thing again. ever.

 

We LOVE garden furniture! We love it outside, we love it inside. We use it all the time in the store to add a little touch of texture to a setting. We especially love it when it’s white – and when I say white, of course I mean dirty, crackled, chippy white. So when, on a little shopping excursion, we witnessed these guys sitting in the back of a truck waiting to be unloaded, we said “SOLD!”

We couldn’t wait get them into the store, but as with all great things we had to wait. We hate waiting. Finally delivery day came, and we all watched the truck pull up with our haul – we then all squealed like little girls when we saw it. And we all gasped when we caught a glimpse of these little chairs. Here’s where it all went wrong.

Before we go on, let me take you back to our first meeting with these chairs for a minute and say this: the back of a semi trailer can make one think that something is not the size that it appears, and when one is looking up into said semi trailer, one can be further fooled by the scale of something. Okay, stay with me; now we are going back to the point earlier in our story when we watched our stuff get unloaded at the store. The drivers set our chairs down in front of us. Insert silence……. to say these chairs are diminutive is generous. NO, these chairs are child scale. Small. Tiny. Can we set them next to one of our sofas? Uh, no. Can we put them on our store’s front stoop? Nope. So now what? Enter – Deal of the Week.

Now, for Pete’s sake, get these things out of here. Use them for your children, use them for a little plant stand, use them for a garden decoration… or if your sofa is not more than 16″ high use them as side chairs. But by all means, use them.

I will include the dimensions later in this post, but more importantly, I offer you a photo with a volunteer subject included for scale. Need I say more?

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Here’s a little close up – perfect patina. These are beautiful little chairs. Did I mention they were little?

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original price – $299 for the pair   sale price – $100 for the pair

 

 

 

 

The Kantha – an education

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You ever heard of a kantha quilt? Yeah, a year ago we hadn’t either. Oh, we had seen them; we just didn’t know what to call them. Let’s break the phrase up for analysis.  Kantha refers to a type of embroidery, a simple primitive stitch–most frequently a long running stitch. And quilt, well, I guess not much analysis is needed on that subject.  So a Kantha quilt is a quilt made using this kantha stitching, capeesh??

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Kantha embroidery is used to bind colorful cottons in every pattern or hue you can imagine. What do you do with one of these things? Kantha quilts are used–by us, anyway–for throws or coverlets, and pillow covers. A few months ago, we covered a wall in them. Who knows what we will come up with next? As for you, we completely trust your creativity in purposing or repurposing these quilts.

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Here, in the US, the quilts are beginning to pop up here and there. And one of those here’s is here at Simple Things. We have sort of fallen in love with these things. We love the texture, the color, the size, the way they can add a strong and fresh dose of color to a room. We love them so much, we really stocked up. You know how we love a collection. And just one, or two, or fifty of something is sometimes not enough to suffice. And so, of course, we brought home 340. Did you get that – 340?? Do you have any idea what that looks like? Well, it’s a lot. We are guessing that we have the biggest selection of kantha quilts in the country and maybe even further–there is no research data to confirm this, but we defy you to find a larger stash.

Here are approximately 20 kantha quilts that our lovely assistant is holding. The stack is in the neighborhood of 36″. So mathematically (and with math help from a recent high school graduate), our stack of kanthas would be 51 feet high! That’s like a building – a 4-ish story building. That wouldn’t fit in our clerestory. Somebody call the Guinness book.

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What relevance does the size of this gargantuan pile mean for you? Glad you asked – This means we have the exact color you are looking for, because honestly, we have every color in the rainbow. Every single one. Really.

And here’s the really cool thing about OUR kantha quilts. We pre-washed every single one. That’s right. We laundered all 340. So when you come pick yours out, it will be clean and soft and perfect.

And one more note. We have been displaying them for the last week or so, and they are trickling out of here. When you swing by to pick yours up, ask to see them…although, you might find them with very little assistance, since you literally run into them as soon as you walk in the door, neatly contained in the biggest armoire you have ever seen.

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*This photograph contains a part of our inventory. A part. Seriously, we have a lot.

Deal of the Week!! SOLD!

Deal of the week is sold!

Alright, first the rules :

1. First paying customer gets it. By phone or in person ( 817-332-1772 , call. it’s best to call.)

2. No holds. None. We just can’t.

3. No returns. We never want to see this thing again. ever.

Here we go again. As you know, the deal of the week debate is a complicated and contentious ordeal. Every week, generally at the very last minute, we walk around bickering about objects we despise or are just sick of. This time, this poor chair that has been on death row since day one finally reached the chopping block. Why has it taken so long, you might ask? Well, mainly because we are split on hatred for this chair. I won’t mention any names or take sides……..except to say this, I love this chair and I am, quite frankly, in the right on this one.

Okay, I know, this chair is not for everybody. It is unique and is of quite a vivid hue. We call it “the lime green chair”. I know, we are great with creative monikers–something we take extreme pride in–and obviously this name is a raging success. It has an unmistakable 50s/midcentury vibe. It’s upholstered in a lime green damask fabric  from which it takes it’s name. It’s a small scale chair that can be tucked into a corner and yet still make a statement. One of the cooler more surprising details is its wood frame which is stained grey. I will miss this chair. It adds a little pop of color in each vignette it’s placed in. (I hate both of the words “pop” and “vignette”, and I apologize for using them, and both in one sentence no less).

Dimensions? 23″wide, 28″ deep, 33″ tall

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Original price – $899   sale price – $250

One more note – the artwork is not included, but don’t you wish it was?

 

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