Everything at Linderhof has a story -- or almost everything. We remember the place we found our treasures and how much they cost. They're not just pieces of furniture but memories!
|The chair -- many memories|
Last September we made our first trip to New England. We fell in love with Route 20 in Upstate New York. A scenic drive with enough antique shops to make the drive even more interesting.
And at one shop, there was a chair.
I looked. I sat. I debated. I walked the store some more thinking.
And my "better sense" got a hold of me -- for I had "no place" for the chair.
And so I left it!
When you buy antiques, you often have to make an immediate decision as to whether to purchase an item or not.
For if it is a tag sale or estate sale, it won't be there tomorrow. And antique shops or consignment shops often have a good turnover of merchandise.
Because of that, I've bought things I've regretted. A "why did I buy that!"
But I knew it was because I was caught up in the "now or never" moment.
But because of those "shouldn't ofs", I've left items I should have bought!
That chair was the latter!
Fast forward to 2012. We plan a vacation to Cape Cod. Husband Jim decides to drive. The route . . Why Route 20 in Upstate New York, of course. I insisted.
And we wandered into that same antique shop.
I RAN to the place where I had last seen the chair a year ago.
And there it was!
|I love a cane seated chair|
Not quite in the same place, but almost and still for sale!
I told the owner that I had been here in September last year and that chair was for sale then. It is now September 2012 and the chair is still for sale. I am interested in the chair but could he give me a better price for it.
The chair was mine -- a year later after I first saw it!
|I assume the gold paint is old|
It's painted black and has gold painting -- not stenciling on the back
|Even a small detail of painted leaves on the front of the seat.|
And the front of the seat.
|I fell in love with the birds last year . . . it is such an unusual chair.|
Besides the gold there are a pair of birds -- fancy birds!
|A year's wait but the chair is perfect in the Master Bedroom|
It looks good in the place that I knew would be perfect for it. The Master Bedroom. It would have looked good there in September 2011! But I couldn't figure that out then! Only after I had been home for a while did I realize that I truly did have a place for the chair!
I'm grateful that I had a second chance -- with antiques that doesn't happen very often!
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