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August 8, 2018

Sleepy SAGA

By Julia

On this installment of the SAGA saga, my husband’s technology savvy was back in action. He was using some of the tools offered by Craigslist to set up a feed that alerted him whenever SAGA popped up. We found some wonderful Broyhill pieces, and some of them actually matched our pattern. This time, we found a king-size bookcase headboard that was being offered at an estate sale in Virginia. This piece seemed like a white elephant we would never find again, since king-size was not common in the early 60s when SAGA was manufactured. So, despite the fact that we live in Michigan, we decided to reach out to the seller. Let me tell you, we had to get a little creative. Freight shipping is not for the faint-of-heart. But it arrived in one piece and was in great shape!

Here is the headboard in our living room. The fireplace mantel is behind it for scale. The piece was so large that it would not fit around the top of our narrow staircase to be placed in our master bedroom. Luckily, we have a door leading to a small deck just off of our bedroom. We got creative again, took it outside, and rigged a pully system to get it up to the second floor. This thing is never leaving our house.

The panels of the headboard have the same starburst pattern of our other SAGA pieces.

The panels also slide easily back and forth and are in great shape for their age.

We have the option of putting books and other items in the recessed nooks or in the cubbies for privacy.

The headboard is also wired for something. It came with a plug and its own outlets, maybe for a bedside lamp. We’ve chosen not to use those for safety, but it is a cool feature.

What about you, dear readers? Have any of you gone to great lengths to obtain a missing piece for your collections?



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2 Responses to Sleepy SAGA

  1. Lisa Reply

    August 8, 2018 at 9:48 am

    May I ask how you set up the craigslist search?

    • Julia Reply

      August 13, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      We used an XSS feed and another app to read it. I think Craigslist is still compatible with this feature.

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