Sunday, December 08, 2013

What goes up, must come down!

That applies to objects thrown in the air, and items from up the lake.  When we bought our float cabin from John in 2001, it came fully furnished. One item was especially dear to Wayne, the floral sofa. It reminded him of one he had growing up in New York.

But sofas only last so long. It gave us twelve good years (and at least that many for its previous owner).  It was time to retire and head down the lake. I looked everywhere in Powell River and found the perfect replacement at Mitchell Brothers Home Furniture.

Peter Mitchell is a great guy. He helped me look at lots of possibilities online, but right in his store was just what I wanted. The size was a match, and I loved the fabric and colour. Another good thing is Mitchell's delivers, even to the Shinglemill marina. So Wayne and I put our old sofa in the boat, and gave it a ride down the lake.

At the dock, the delivery guys unloaded our old sofa, and got our new one in for its ride up the lake. Once inside the cabin (we did have to remove the sliding glass door to get it in), we all settled in for a comfy evening by the fire. Thanks Peter! -- Margy


  1. nice comfy new sofa ... but I still see a bit of furniture with the old covering on it ... is it a footstool under the table?

  2. It is a nice looking sofa!

  3. Yes Linda, you have a good eye. We kept the old stool and Wayne uses it as a catch all for papers, calendars, and our weather station. We decided that it still fit, and it was a reminder of our much loved old sofa. - Margy

  4. Great couch and it matches the ottoman:) Looks cozy to me, but stinks that you had to remove the slider to get it in...let's hope it lasts at least 12+ years like the one that came with the cabin:)