As you know Becksie has a passion for purchasing second hand chairs! As you also know this often causes more stress than it is worth! Well……. guess what she’s done it again! Except this one is a really strange situation and quite the reverse to the normal issue we have with second hand chairs!
Ok……….. here goes. We had a sofa that we loved, it was comfy and very us but…… like all second hand chairs it got really really old and was dropping to bits! For about 3 years Becksie has been looking around for a new sofa that was as lovely as our old one. Well…… a few weeks ago we found it! In a charity shop for a REALLY really good price! We purchased it, got it delivered and were very happy. It was so reasonably priced as it has a slight mark on the side – not really visible so we were very happy!
Its been in place a few weeks and is a dream. It’s beyond comfy, its soft, it gives one’s back great support, our little person loves it, our cats love it. It’s great!
As a Saturday treat we decided to give Lizzie a little bit of choc choc and you guessed it dark chocolate dipped child’s hand touched the sofa! As we aren’t really show home kind of folk we grabbed a wet wipe and cleaned the sofa! All sorted! Phew!
10 minutes later we looked at the sofa to see our lovely gold sofa now had a peach patch – yes folks you guessed it the wet wipe (a plain no alcohol wet bloody wipe) has bleached the sofa! Becksie could have cried! We were simply astounded that a wet wipe could do this. Question was what kind of flipping fabric is this sofa made of! Google tells us that we in fact are the proud owners of a double triple posh silk chenille sofa! This means that in this house of noise, mess, food, small person, big people and cats we have a sofa that even water will mark! We have ourselves something so posh that looks beyond amazing that very soon will look like a disaster station! We have the equivalent of giving an egg to a baby who has just started to walk, a bull in a china shop.and so on and so forth (or Auntie Mary giving shaving foam to a certain someone!!!!)!
So here’s the therapy – Becksie is embracing the fact that even though this fancy pants sofa is a thing of beauty it is just a sofa! It was made to be sat on. Chocolate hands will go on it, muddy cats will sit on it, scratch it blah blah blah! We MUST just say oh well and just use it as normal, use it as a place to relax, be together, read stories, drink tea and not be tempted to wrap it in bubble wrap! It is JUST A SOFA! This is hard but a good life lesson – don’t save up treasures and then leave perfect things behind use the best things to make the best memories.
appreciate them for what they are – beautiful things but ultimately just things! Say bye to their beauty in advance and just use them! Don’t be the person who leaves behind a pristine china dinner set that was given as a present – use it to make memories and when you leave it behind so what if 5 pieces are smashed! The remaining pieces will have a story to tell. So bring on the choc choc, wet wipes and mud, Mr silk chenille sofa!
PS – Why the heck would you EVER make a sofa that bleaches with a wet wipe that is BEYOND STUPID!!!!!!!!!
PPS – who remembers this post about an ‘art silk dress‘- jokes on us now! 😉