Next Friday, Pleasant Home Foundation is hosting a great event. Mike Danial, the historian from the Stickley company, will be in town to talk about the history of the company, and to provide valuation of your Arts & Crafts items. I am not sure how much like Antiques Road Show this will be but it should be a good time. The event starts at 6:30 on May 16th and admission is $10 with proceeds helping restoration efforts at Pleasant Home. There will also be a reception following the lecture.
I looked round the Tiny Bungalow to see if there are any pieces worth bringing down. Unfortunately, we have nothing that exciting around here and I doubt the price has escalated on the Stickley pieces we've bought from Toms-Price over the last 10 years. While thinking about this, I did some browsing on the Stickley website. If you haven't been there, you should check it out. They now have a room planning device that lets you realize that your Stickley dream furniture doesn't fit into an 800 square foot bungalow.
Seriously though, it is fun and if you're like me and have nothing better to do with your time (sarcasm), it is a good way to kill an hour or so. I laid out my existing furniture and then furnished the rest of the place completely with Stickley. You can print out the plans and a shopping list so you know what to tell the salesperson at the furniture store. It's fun to dream, right? The only tool they don't have is a pricing option so you can see how much your furnished dream rooms will cost - or better, a financing program to show you how many years it might take to pay off a purchase like that.