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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Have A Seat.


It seems every Christmas I spend most of my shopping days browsing the antique stores.
I like to buy gifts according to my own likes and dislikes, so it only seems natural that I tend to buy antique dishes, or unusual pieces as gifts.
It also gives me the opportunity to look around the shops and treat myself to a little treasure or two.

Today, whilst shopping with my daughter, we came across this wonderful old chair.
At first glance it appears to have belonged in a rectory of sorts, maybe even an old Manor House.
I'm not sure of the wood, possibly maple, or poplar.

I was smitten on impact, and proud to announce it has found a new "forever home".

15 comments:

Shelby said...

such lovely music choices.. I added them to my own playlist. cheers :)

maggie's garden said...

What a treasure. Will you keep the fabric? It really does so much for the chair. Lucky find...good for you.
Cheers for a wonderful 2010!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

oh, i love it too! so grand!

donna baker said...

Jo, I can't believe it. I want to go shopping with you.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Jo.... That's incredible. I LOVE it. I can see why you love it so much. I'm not sure I'd ever want to 'sit' in it though... It's too pretty for that!!!! ha ha

Happy New Year!!!! (By the way, I got Susan Boyle's new CD for Christmas. WOW!!!!! What a voice!)

Hugs,
Betsy

Andora said...

That was an amazing find Jo...I love it...

Amy said...

You always find such treasures!!! Guess I need to take a little trip and let you teach me how to antique shop! What a lovely chair.

midwesttomidlands said...

What a great chair, the carving and the fabric. I'm sure it will continue to be well loved in your home. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!

DJan said...

Congratulations on your lovely purchase! And thanks for commenting on my blog, sometimes I wonder if you still visit!

Sunny said...

I love chairs and this one is a beauty. It looks fit for royalty, simply wonderful.
Happy New Year!
Sunny :)

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

That is a gorgeous chair!

I just found your blog--it's rather lovely! Have a wonderful 2010, from a Brit in Indiana!

bennie and patsy said...

So happy for you, wonderful chair.
Happy New Year
Patsy

The Retired One said...

You and I would be dangerous together...I love shopping in antique stores too.
I filled up our Victorian house but when we built our log home, I had to switch gears a bit, and sell alot of them. We still have some things in storage and I still hope to have a little antique store of my own in the next few years....
Love that chair!

L. D. Burgus said...

That chair didn't get away. There are a lot of times I have walked away from something and my I wished I had just gone ahead and buy it. It is a gorgeous piece. Great find. Happy New Year

~ Sil in Corea said...

Truly a stunning chair! I really appreciate your poetry choices. Came over from oldgreypoet, following your link. You have a beautiful journal. :-)
Hugs from Asia,
~ Sil