As soon as I saw this haggard, beat-up, well-worn beauty at an estate sale last weekend, I snatched it up without hesitation!
I wasn't quite sure about the history of a piece like this, but it reminded me of the poufs that are all the rage. It also reminded me of a piece that my neighbor has in her home. She said it had been her father's and that he had gotten it in Morocco on one of his many travels.
To learn more about them, I did what all good bloggers would do...googled it! I found these similar but new Moroccan poufs/ottomans online...
|Source: Mosaik Interiors (Moroccan Camel Pouf), Price: $199|
|Source: From Morocco with Love (Gold-Stamped Leather Pouf), Price: $99|
|Source: Overstock.com (Genuine Leather Camel Ottoman [Moroccan]), Price: $103.99|
Now, you know that I did not pay $100 or more for my vintage Moroccan pouf/ottoman. Especially in its well-loved condition. In fact, when I went to the checkout line, the guy running the estate sale referred to it as "the ugly footstool." I'm sure he didn't think anyone would buy it, and it was priced accordingly. In fact, had I been on my game, I probably could have gotten it for less. What did I pay? Eight lovely dollars.
Oh, it's definitely rough around the edges, and it was obviously well-loved and put to use. That's what vintage is all about. I appreciate its history (and its modest, flawed beauty).