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The Red Couch

A few years back I flipped through a book that inspired me. A photographer traveled across the nation with a couch in the back of his pick-up taking pictures along the way of random people. I wanted to do this! But only I wanted a signature piece to take pictures of the most special people I knew & loved.

After looking for a REALLY long time- I found her. A broken down gem on Craig’s list- I took her to Parlin’s Upholstery, where I met Cynthia. She too knew that this little couch could be so much more!

She completely redid everything from the (100+ year) horsehair & straw stuffing to the straps & wood. Cynthia is perfection! I surprised her with my camera when I came to pick it up- she is pictured here with her little boys who helped out – it was still up on the sawhorses!

On my way home I had my husband Craig meet me at his Mom’s assisted living. I wanted no regrets- I wanted Marge to have her picture taken. Oh how I love her!

A week later I brought it to my 30th class reunion.  I had the honor of planning it – red was our color, so off to the party the couch went where I think it got pretty good reception. The pictures were priceless! My kid’s were helping me that night so we had a couple pictures taken together.

Last week my oldest Daughter Chelsie & her fiance’ Ryan asked me to take their engagement pictures- I’ll post those next : )   Yes, the couch was requested… in the fall leaves – so sweet! The next stop for the little red couch is our very first Christmas cocktail party this December- can’t wait!

When I’m 89 lol –I will look through a red velvet scrapbook of all the people’s pictures on the red couch that I knew & loved and I will have no regrets ❤

4 thoughts on “The Red Couch

  1. What an awesome legacy. That Red couch will be around for generations to come. Enjoy the memories. Mary Myhre

  2. The fam loves how you make the red couch sing and loud to make every joyous occasion even better and it doesn’t have to a make a sound of itself…everyone else does it!! Great piece!! Your sis in law, Connie

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