In 1959 Taylor-Stange Furniture bought the Central Wisconsin Seed Company building. Farmers had sold their eggs to the seed company for many years. When our furniture store moved in, the farmers still kept bringing in eggs.
Being enterprising young businessmen, Bob & Sam decided to sell furniture & eggs. I would come in after school and candle and weigh the eggs. It was my first job in the furniture business. It wouldn’t do for a customer to crack open an egg and find a baby chick inside.
When furniture sales were slow and money was tight, we ate a lot of eggs. Fried, Scrambled, Poached, Hard Boiled, Eggs Benedict, Denver Sandwiches, Egg Salad Sandwiches, Strata’s… You name the egg dish, my parents probably fed it to us. When you risk your savings buying and selling furniture it’s nice to have some food around. Furniture is hard to eat.
As we celebrate with our 61st Anniversary Sale, we are grateful for the fat times and for the lean times we have seen. The lean times sharpen our senses and remind us of what is important.
We have only a few simple Buying Principles we strive to follow:
- First it must be Cool.
- If it is common forget it.
- If we love the look, style and function of a piece we’ll buy it.
Not all our choices work out, so every June we mark down beautiful treasures that we still love. Cool, uncommon conversation pieces that will set your home apart. Come see if we’ve marked down a treasure that is just right for you.