Thursday 11 March 2010

Thursday March 11, 2010-Furniture Shopping

Here's a bit of trivia for you:

Smith's Falls Carnegie library, c.1905:
Stone basement with pressed brick.

After a gift from Andrew Carnegie was received for the sum of $11,000 on 23 January 1902, Smith's Falls proceeded to erect a handsome Beaux Arts style library which was completed in 1903. Andrew Carnegie personally visited the library on 28 April 1906. Three prominent citizens--Francis, Charles, and William Frost--pledged money to operate the library for the following twenty years.

It is a beautiful old building with two fireplaces on each floor.

We went looking for furniture today. Here's what we found that we like.

For the bedroom. This will take up almost the whole wall.

For the dining room - this is one of those raised tables. They're actually quite comfortable and probably easier to sit and get up and down.

Our stackable washer and dryer - on sale!

A condominium sized couch-we haven't decided if we're going with a love seat and a chair or two occasional chairs.

Coffee table and end tables each have a small drawer

TV stand

The TV Gordon likes is a 50 inch plasma which is also on sale. I think we'd be fine with the 42 inch which is also on sale. We'll decide when we measure the walls.

It sure was fun looking at new furniture! I've been checking out used but haven't found a lot that I liked from the photos posted on Craigslist or Kijiji.

We have an appointment to meet the inspector at the house on Tuesday afternoon. Our insurance agent will also show up then to do his measurements.


  1. Anonymous6:25 pm

    I love your taste in furniture I think we have the same taste. Have fun shopping.

    Brenda Brown

  2. The coffee table and stand was just like ours. Good looking furniture!

  3. I love the furniture!

    I also love the library - it looks like a library should look.


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