Bronwyn Green

The Corner of Quirky & Kinky

Yesterday, I was having a conversation with Brynn and she pointed out that I need to remember to do nice things for myself. Well, on the way home from paying our property taxes and being a little cranky about it, I saw a sign for an estate sale. I swear Squishy (my car) had a mind of her own. She followed the signs to this turn of the century brick house I’ve been lusting after for quite some time.

I was thrilled because I was finally going to get a chance to see the inside of this place, so of course I went in. Besides, I love estate sales. While I was checking out the house, I saw it. The chair. The chair of my dreams. It was like a light shone down from the heavens bathing the chair in a ethereal golden glow. Of course, that could have been because it was a sunny day and the chair was in front of the window, but I digress.

I’m pretty sure the little old lady running the sale knew she had me as soon as I walked into the room. She was totally right, of course, because look what I have in my living room!!!! (I also managed to talk her down quite a bit, too!!!!) It’s so comfortable, really sturdy and in fabulous shape.

Herne approves of the new chair. This isn’t the original upholstery which is good, since judging from the age of the chair, I’m guessing it would have been covered in mohair. Having spent much of my childhood in a house with mohair furniture, I’m thrilled that this is a cotton based fabric. As a bonus, it’s in colors I like and that look perfect in my living room!

The carving on the back sold me. She reminds me of a cross between a Waterhouse model, a Rackham model and a Banshee. The boys have already started calling it the Banshee chair.

This is a closer view of her. I absolutely love old furniture. We have a lot of pieces that we’ve inherited or picked up at estate sales or rescued from houses that were about to be destroyed. Now we’ve gotten rid of the living room chair that was falling apart and I did something nice for myself. Thanks, Brynn. ๐Ÿ˜‰

0 thoughts on “zOMG Look What I Found!!!!

  1. Chris says:

    *chokesnort* It's the tag for the chair that totally makes this post.

    Oh! And my veri word: catiodi.

    Hmm. Not sure what it means, but something ominous about cats, to be sure.

  2. Mia Watts says:

    I love the chair. OMG! I must go Estate saleing with you. And can I please please please come over and sit in it????

  3. Donna says:

    I love that chair! It looks like a curl up and read the day away sort of chair. Although…it looks like a certain feline has called dibs on sitting there. Good luck with that! lol

  4. I have been in your house and I'm sure it goes GREAT with your other furniture. Congrats on the find.

  5. I have serious chair envy! Excellent instincts Squishy has!

  6. BTW…what, no weirdness factor?

    I'm with Mia. I want to come estate saleing with you!

  7. SIGH . . . What a GREAT chair, Bron!

    And I love the Amy Brown prints on the wall above! I have a dozen or so, myself. LOVE the Amy stuff!

    Did you like the rest of the house?

    Isn't estate saleing like going on a treasure hunt?


  8. Kris Norris says:

    Beautiful… sigh… jealous… sigh… sigh again.


  9. @ Chris – ๐Ÿ˜€ I think catiodi means watch out because your cat puked in the middle of the night and you might step in it on the way to the bathroom.

    @ Mia – Of course you can sit in it! I would lurve to go estate saleing with you – that would be AWESOME!!

    @ Donna – It's a fabulous curl up and read chair! My hubby and I have both been reading in it! Of course, two of the cats, Herne and Merlin, think it's theirs.

    @ Margaret – it looks like it was made to go with the rest. It's so perfect in here!

    @ Cindy – I'll never doubt Squishy again! ๐Ÿ˜€

    @ Molly – Thanks! There was a little weirdness. The guys that loaded it into my car were way odd – but it was mostly their interaction with each other that made it odd – like there was tons of subtext going on under the surface of their conversation. Oh, and their was this really, really elderly couple who told me they were going to go get high. That was a little odd. I guess the awesomeness of the chair distracted me – lol!

    @ Genella – YAY! Another Amy Brown fan ๐Ÿ˜€ I've also got a couple in my bedroom and in my office. I've also got some Froud and Rackham prints hanging around the house, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The rest of the house was very cool, but so much smaller than I'd anticipated after seeing the outside. But the rooms were very interestingly shaped – narrow with odd angles, but it totally added to the cool factor.

    @ Jen – You can sit in it when you come over. ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Kris – Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ You can sit in it, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Jen


  10. anny cook says:

    LOVE the chair. Congrats!!

  11. Beautiful! An absolutely lovely chair.

  12. What a gorgeous chair! And it fits in wonderfully with your house!!! I have to hit those estate sales…

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