Oh, How I Hate to Get up in the Morning

It is raining. It has been raining for a week. Rain, rain, and more rain, and in Kansas no less, not Portland or Seattle where they could use rain to cool things off. I am lying in bed, thinking about Irving Berlin’s patriotic WWI song, Oh! How I Hate to Get up in the Morning. I am thinking about Independence Day, July 4th, 2021. There are a lot of good reasons to get up in the morning.

This one is the Stickley Independence Day Sale. 40% off Stickley’s msrp on Mission, Park Slope, and Highlands collections.

We are closed Sundays and Mondays because five days a week is enough to shop for the Best Home Furnishings in Overland Park and Wichita.

Oh, I did get up. Grumpy and cross, walked downstairs. When the wife yelled, “Let the dogs out!” So, in my T-shirt and shorts, I let the dogs out, and we all got wet in the morning.

Curve Appeal

Dwell Magazine, May - June, 2020
Dwell Magazine, May – June, 2020

Curve Appeal

That’s what the new Stickley Park Slope collection has. Uniquely Stickley, designed by Marissa Brown. This collection is both Modern and Mission. Solid cherry, available in multiple hand-rubbed cherry finishes. The strong geometric shape of the Park Slope round dining table has all the right curves.

Park Slope

This collection is named for the Down-to-earth residential area of Park Slope in Brooklyn, with its tree-lined streets and historic brownstones. There, good design mixes well with families and young professionals. Catered to by a mix of indie boutiques, laid-back bars and casual restaurants.

Dwell Magazine

No wonder that Dwell Magazine features this new Stickley collection by Marissa Brown, who has ties to New York’s historic Tribeca area. We think the new Park Slope collection beautifully bridges the gap between good design and modern living.

Design Elements

Furniture historians will recognize the Neo-Classic elements of geometric patterns and straight columns. Gustav Stickley and his Mission collection is there too with the linear posts and natural American harvested wood. Then, one observes a hint of the Art Nouveau style of Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh in the gentle curves, and finally, modern re-interpretation by Danish designers like Kaare Klint, who streamlined and simplified furniture design.

Yet, there is something special about this collection. The Stickley attention to fine detail and quality craftsmanship. Making it uniquely Stickley.

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Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York

A neighborhood is a community of like-minded people. The people may be diverse in race, religion, gender, age and occupation, and they may even disagree on opinions from time to time, but they share in similar cultural values.


Brooklyn’s trendy but practical Park Slope is such a neighborhood. Tree-lined streets and historic brownstones provide the living quarters. Hip young families and young professionals live there, but so too do long term residents, drawn by the green space of Prospect Park, start-up boutiques, casual dining, quality schools, and walk around atmosphere.


Stickley Furniture introduces its new Park Slope collection to reflect the values of the Park Slope neighborhood for which it is named. A combination of Arts & Crafts elements of tapered columns and square spindles with curved elements,  a suggestion of mid-century Scandinavian design, sustainably harvested solid oak or cherry. The sofa envelops you. The bed surrounds you. The furniture is inviting and pleasing to the eye.


Come see the new Park Slope collection at Traditions Furniture in Downtown Overland Park and Kansas City and Traditions Home in Wichita. Visit the Downtown Overland Park neighborhood or the College Hill neighborhood. Great places to dine and shop, and live.

Park Slope by Stickley


Introducing Park Slope by Stickley

The strikingly modern look of the Park Slope collection results from the harmonious combination Arts & Crafts elements and contemporary Scandinavian style. The Park Slope bed  features tapered columns and square spindles set within a gracefully curved head-rail. The platform base lifts the bed, giving the bed a presence without dominating the room.

The bed is available in solid oak and cherry in all the Stickley hand-rubbed finishes. The style is at home in a Brooklyn Brownstone, a Manhattan apartment, a Craftsman home and anywhere one appreciates Stickley craftsmanship and design.

Available at Stickley dealers nationwide and at Traditions Furniture in Overland Park and Traditions Home in Wichita.

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Park Slope is named for the trendy New York neighborhood that borders Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Well-known for its tree-lined streets, Brownstone apartments, green space, farmers markets, casual restaurants, public transportation, and top-notch schools, making it the perfect place to raise a family.