I had driven by this store all of my life. Never stopped in. Until 6 year ago.
My wife wanted some super high quality and stylish furnishings for our home and mainly for revamping my studio’s reception room. She had heard that Edmans had superb options.
It was true. We feel in love with the Baker line. Very expensive, but I’ve learned the hard way that I’m better off not buying anything than something that is second rate.
In the photo below of our reception room, all the chairs, couch, lamps and table in the foreground are from Edman’s.
We saved and saved, and fortunately, one of the principals was getting married and the founder, Lloyd Edman, was getting on in years and the store needed a nice portrait of him. Two trades were born and we still paid quite a bit for the balance.
Here is an image of Whitney Edman and her fiance John Stanford (they are now married and have 2 children..)
That is case when you buy something you absolutely love. Hopefully that is what we provide you too.
I loved the facility so much that in 2010 during our annual Portraits with Santa, we held them within Edmans. The backgrounds were very special and I was looking forward to going back there this year.
Not to be.
Hearing the news last week that my favorite furniture store is closing after being in business for 60 years is really sad. Lets be honest, this economy is anemic. And it has affected me too. We used to have four associates, besides me, now its just two. However, fortunately, thanks to so many wonderful clients, 2012 is a better year for us though than 2010 or 2011, and I believe and have hope that I can last 60 years to serve my clients as well as Edmans did.
I just need to find the fountain of youth for those remaining 32 years!