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Sunday, May 10, 2009

My New Chair

Welcome to Met Monday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. It is always fun to see everyone's transformations. At Linderhof, alas, transformations are far and few between for we've been here for 21 years and there isn't much to transform.

However . . . . I did have a corner of the master bedroom that I was unhappy with. A cabinet held my Royal Doultons and there is a plant in the window but it lacked . . .

And then Friday at a consignment furniture store in the city, I found a chair with a wee footstool.

I must tell you that I have three fetishes -- chairs, lamps and pictures. Like orphans, I'm always dragging a lone chair, another lamp or a picture that I think will be perfect -- someplace.

I have been trying to be good about my fetishes and I haven't brought home any new chairs or pictures in forever. Although I've not been real good about lamps -- but we all can't be perfect!

So trying to be good, I passed on the chair.

And the more I thought about it, the more perfect I thought it would be for the bland corner in the master bedroom.

And so this morning at breakfast, I played my "mother's day" trump card and off to the city we went -- to get that chair!
In place, it is PERFECT!!!! It's has age (although I don't know how much), it's upholstered in needlepoint which is in good condition. The tag said it was French but upon loading it, the bottom says "made in Belgium".

In case you didn't notice, Oliver, the Corgi decided to be "Vanna White" and pose with the chair.
But perhaps a dog should be modest after all -- if I don't look at you, you won't know I'm there!

I think the chair looks far better than even I thought it would. It's a great piece and I do love it -- and I think it just makes that corner!


Kammy said...

I think the chair is wonderful in your room ! I love your little "Vanna" posing ever so graceful for the !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Melissa Miller said...

Martha Happy Mother's Day dear lady!

Your chair is beautiful. It does add the perfect touch to the room.

Oliver is precious as well.
~Melissa :)

Chandy said...

Beautiful chair, Martha! It's perfect for that space for sure! Vanna is so cute...

Chandy said...

Whooopps! I should have put "Vanna" aka Oliver in quotations. ;-)

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

You are right...the chair does make the Corner! Great post.

Schnitzel and the Trout said...

I'm impressed. A beautiful piece of furniture that traveled to the middle of our country and you now own it. Isn't the mobility of our world amazing. Who needs French brocante's? :)

Southerncook said...


Love your new chair. I can't tell you how often I have seen something, gone back to get it and it was gone. I'm glad you got your chair. And Ollie is adorable.


Unknown said...

Good thing you had that Mother's Day card to whip out, right? So happy you got your perfect chair. It looks great in that corner!


Pondside said...

The chair is perfect for the corner.
We share a chair fetish - mine is for wing chairs, in particular. Each of the children was coerced into taking at least one wing chair on moving was getting a bit crowded!
Lovely post for Mothers' Day.

Anonymous said...

Love that chair and it is just perfect for your corner!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Martha said...

A big part of my chair fetish is for wing chairs also -- at one time I had 8 of them -- and they were 4 pairs. I have whittled it down to only 3 and each are singles (although two are upholstered in the same fabric) -- I'm much happier!

Mary Bergfeld said...

That corner looks like it was made just for your chair :). What a find.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh the chair and footstool are both just stunning. They are absolutely perfect in that corner. It looks like it should have been there all the time. Great find. Hugs, Marty

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love your new chair and footstool. What a great find! Your little Oliver looks like he likes them too.

Silvia said...

i have to say i love the chair it is the perfect spot by the fire, it feels so cozy in there.. i just love your home..

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Hey Martha, about the weather...wind was quite scary, where I'm orginally from on the east coast, it actually looked like a hurricane to me!
Thanks for asking, everything except a portion of our privacy fence survived. :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Beautiful chair and footstool! Fits the corner space perfectly! ~Rhonda :)

From the Old InkWell said...

Oh what a unique and wonderful chair you have there. And I do love it in this corner. Sweet doggie too!

Joyce said...

Nice chair and the perfect spot for it. I like to collect tea pots so I tend to drag those home. I have so many that I have to rotate them. I think a chair fetish is easier:)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Lovely chair! It's similar to one I found on Craigslist last year -- mine is in blue embroidery, but like yours it's got enough age on it to be "just right," and not too much age to make it a project!

Your chair looks perfect in that corner. (Love the mirrored door, by the way -- very nice!)

And Oliver? I think he's doing his best FOOTSTOOL imitation!


WhisperWood Cottage said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my WhisperWood Cottage blog! That chair and stool are perfect there!