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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

AN OLDEN, HANDMADE CHAIR....

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MY OLDEN CHAIR



I bought this little handmade chair several years ago in one of my favorite little antiques shop...
*DEBBIE...does this work since it wasn't really a GARAGE SALE ? Please don't throw me out of the party...!!! :)


It is the oddest little chair, ever...
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It's not very tall...pretty low to the ground...
and the seat.....it's tiny.
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I've used the chair as a bedside table...
I've used it to hold stacks of books...
I've used it to hold plants...
But never to just SIT in...
so fragile...
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I don't even know why I keep the silly little thing !!
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If I put a pillow on it, it has to be a really SMALL pillow..
(I love THIS little garage sale pillow....
"YOU CAN BUY BIG BOSOMS BUT A SENSE OF HUMOR IS A GIFT FROM GOD"...
haaaa...a..haaa...
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The spindles on the back are very thin...and fragile.
I'm not at all sure what the wood used in the making of this
strange little chair might be....
but I like it.
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I am not a "natural wood" lover at all ....
most times, I paint it as quick as I get it...
but I like this wood.
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I have a vintage English chest and a dropleaf coffee table out of this
same wood and I love both of them, too.
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On this H.O.T. day, during this photo shoot...
all I could think of ....
ROOT BEER FLOATS....
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YEP...of all the cool things this little
HANDMADE, VINTAGE chair can do...
I think it can hold a ROOT BEER FLOAT
about as well as ANYthing !!
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35 comments:

Sarah said...

BJ, I've been a loyal follower of your blog for almost as long as I've had a blog, but when I checked the sidebar didin't see my photo. Don't know why I thought it was there all this time. Well, it's official now.
Love the little pillow and that root beer float would taste so good about right now! ~ Sarah

Olive Cooper said...

The pillow, the pillow is too true and funny. Oh and the chair is darling...the pillow was a huge distraction. olive♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your sweet chair! I actually have one that is child's size that looks very much like it! Enjoy your evening! ♥

Debbie Sews Retro said...

It seems like you have gotten a lot of uses out of that darling little chair. Who said chairs were just for sitiing in. And that pillow--my goodnes I got a good laugh out of that one.

LV said...

It just does not seem right, that one person could have so many neat things to share. I like the idea of the chair to put plants on.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That chair is fabulous! And speaking of little pillows...I still love the one you sent me about being a rule breaker....
xo
Penny

sissie said...

I want a root beer float now!!
It's been so long since I drank one of those, thanks for taking me back to sweeter times.

You little chair is sweet, but I would have already painted it white! Bet you do too.

hugs
Sissie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Amazing how a little simple chair can have such beauty! Love the little pillow!

Postcardy said...

I like the natural wood. It's good that you keep things on it so nobody will sit on it and break it.

Debbie said...

Love that odd little chair...but I have to say the rootbeer float was yummy!

Michelle said...

It's a lovely old chair, and it appears you've found a lot of really terrific ways to use it. The potted flowers look really pretty on it.

Mary said...

There is such a pretty patina to that little wood chair. I wouldn't paint it either. I love your idea of using it as a side table to hold the books you're reading.

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

You always have fun things to share and I have gotten some very good ideas from you. I have been trying to put together more than meme on each post like you do. Love that little chair. I have a tiny little child's chair I keep my children's books on. I cannot find the place to click on for the giveaway. I will keep looking.
QMM

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is darling! Now you will have me thinking of rootbeer floats! I think I have rootbeer and ice cream around here:)

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

"Olden" is a word we used in my home state during my growing up years - - - haven't heard it in ages!

The root beer float looks DELICIOUS!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dear BJ,

This is such a sweet little chair. Looks like it might be rock maple? Love it, and especially with that root beer float on it! (laughing)

Debbie

Coloradolady said...

I love your chair....I seem to get a stern look each and every time I drag a chair home from somewhere. My husband surprised me a few weeks ago when I carried home two, he took one and put it on the front porch, and said that is where it was stayin....I just looked, shrugged my shoulders and said OK..you win!!!! ;)

Have a great VTT! and so glad you linked in today....

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my goodness, this is so amazing! I love it!
I wish I had that root beer float and a little chair like that to sit and sip!
Thank you for sharing!
Terry
PS great blog by the way:)

Theresa said...

What a sweet little chair! I love it! I enjoyed all of the shots of this little chair but my favorite is the one with the flower peeking thru from behind:) Great picture! I have never been a fan of root beer but My Honey loves it!

Have a blessed day dear BJ! HUGS!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

BJ,
I love your olden chair! The rootbeer float "ain't" bad, either!
lol
xoxoxo
Robin

dogsmom said...

What makes the chair special for me is the spindles and squared off top. I can't guess a wood from a photo, but I love the look of natural woods.

Kathleen Grace said...

Who could possibly throw you out of a party BJ?! lol Wherever you got the chair it is certainly a special piece. Maybe made for someones child? I would keep it and I agree, don't paint it!
I LOVE the ME pillow, what a hoot!

Sage said...

What lovely photos; brings back lots of memories; thank you.
Rita

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Awwww, what a sweet little old chair! And my husband the woodworker, and lover of natural wood, is happy that you didn't paint it. :-))))

AshTreeCottage said...

That's a precious chair!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is a beautiful chair. I am like you and usually paint everything white, but I have a few pieces in my house that are old treasures or family pieces and I find the blend in very well with the white giving the room texture. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

Ann said...

Great chair, looks so neat with the flowers outside. Perfect piece.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh! I love your little chair, so very sweet! And I think it's going to be a root beer float kind of day around here now ... :)

Happy VTT,
Sally

niartist said...

Oh yay BJ! So happy you joined in! I loved this post! :) Please join again and again! You're pictures are great! :)

Chic Creations said...

You have the cutest blog. I visit often. . it always gives me warm fuzzies, like coming home! Love the chair. You have darling thingns. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Thanks BJ for joining in on the party...I would love for you just to add my link as well...I have to go make another comment on your awesome giveaway. Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, I know why you've kept this little chair around. It is soooo charming! I love the wood and the design of the chair. That pillow is hysterical! Thank you so much for linking to Favorite Things. Have a great weekend. laurie

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh... stunning lines on that chair! The back is really unique. Pretty photo shoot!

Donna

Sailing Simply said...

That is a cute little chair! So glad you put the sunglasses and float on it. That really helped with seeing the size. Maybe it was made for a little person! I would not have painted it either. Joining your from Debbiedoos party today! Thanks for joining in too.

Holly said...

It is a sweet little chair. I like it in the garden with the flower pot - that is what i do with odd little things.