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Deal of the Week – SOLD!! Finally.

Sorry- This one is gone.

Once again I’m running a tad bit late with the Deal of the Week, so I will try and be as brief as I am capable of being.

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.

This week is another first for us, a pair of counter stools. These are the result of a bit of a goof-up. It happens to all of us, so there’s no need for judgement. Now please pay attention here.

The details – really nice details:

Quite elegant American-built counter stools

Whitewashed oak.

Metal trim on front foot rail.

Italian leather in a soft Champagne.

Nail heads spaced in a polished nickel.

 

I know, you are wondering where the goof-up comes in. Well, here it is – And it’s very important that you read this part :

**** These stools are a very small scale. No big men are going to like these. Heck, hardly anyone would except for the munchins from Oz. So, for goodness sake, look at these dimensions. You do not want to end up stuck with these stools. Trust us, we speak with experience.

You gotta have the right space and need. Got it?

Okay, so here are the dimensions. Are you paying attention? The last measurement is the kicker.

Seat is 25″ high

Back is 41″ high

Seat dimension is 14″ x 16″ – that’s kinda small – and something to consider.

 

 

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Original price : $1500 each  = $3000          sale price – $200 each = $400

 

 

A Brief Encounter with Perfection

Stuff rolls through our dock doors every day, really cool stuff. We all stand and ogle it and wish it was ours, and I guess, for a short time at least, it is – until one of you comes in and gives it a home. But this sofa, it was a custom order – which means it comes and goes without giving us time to enjoy it. It caused quite a stir when it rolled into the warehouse.

This is not one you see very often – a leather upholstered chesterfield, in the most amazing leather you’ve ever seen. It’s a Cisco Brothers sofa – they call it Edith (if you want to see the tye-dye version of Edith, take a gander at this previous post – we loved this one too.) It’s a remarkable piece of furniture on its own, but man, when you slap some leather on it, it becomes a work of art. It’s a classic. It’s perfect. It’s Brideshead Revisited meets Downton Abbey meets… well, something else really cool.

We hardly had time to unwrap it before they were coming to pick it up. In fact, these pictures were taken right on our front porch while a team of delivery guys stood behind me, fingers tapping, waiting to put it in their truck. We watched it go with heavy hearts.

Now, don’t worry, this little story has a happy ending. We loved this sofa so much that we may have ordered one just like it for our showroom – one we will get to have for a spell. We have to wait for it though. It will be a while before it appears at our back door – this level of perfection takes time.

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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