We have a bit of a weakness for chairs...I find them hard to resist when we find a little gem at a boot sale or junk shop! Here a few of our favourits...
We have a pair of these Ercol high-backs Windsor armchairs, they are ridiculous comfy, ideal to curling up with a book in. We where luck enough to get these for free a few years ago from our local Freegle group. I recovered the seats last year as they where getting a bit worn, they look lovely in our little living room. I had wanted some Ercol armchairs for ages so so super chuffed to get given these.
This is our fabulous Greaves & Thomas Egg Chiar form the wonderful Beatniks vintage shop in Shrewsbury (totally worth a visit if your in the area!!), we did pay retail for this which isn't something I normally do (born haggler me) but somethings are worth paying the money for. Not only is this massively comfy, Rich finds it terribly useful when playing video games as it swivels!
Both being illustrators and spending quite a bit of time working for from our home office we of course use vintage desk chairs. Rich used a 1940s steel office chair, picked up on eBay about 7 years ago for around £20, the idea was to strip it but after a while he decided he liked the worn original green paint. We both love this style of chair and have nearly brought several others, the only issue is we don't need another one!
I have a heavy oak architects chair dating from around the 1920/30s we think, this was brought by my Dad when I first moved to Bath over 10 years ago from a junk shop, it was around £10 I seem to remember and was in a terrible state, it even had two holes drilled in the seat (presumable accidentally?!) he took it off home, fixed the holes, sanded and waxed it and I used it ever since. I don't think I could ever part with it.
Our little phone bench was given to us last year by Richs mum, she found it in a junk shop up north, it was very water damaged so we sanded back the worn varnish and waxed it, I also painted the bottom of the legs to give it a bright cherry feel.
Dinning chairs are where I have a real issue, our kitchen is super small, we have a little dinning table but its so narrow its hard to find chairs that fit round it, we solved the issue by having a storage truck against the wall which doubles as a bench and then two chairs. This first one we got at a car boot sale in 2014 for £10, its a stackable 60s school chair we think.
And lastly our latest find bought from a junk shop in Frome, another 1960s chair with cool vinyl for £10.
So thats it, no more chairs...unless I find something really cool!
So here we are in 2016, we've been pretty lucky in the West Country so far and haven't had to much winter weather, we have had the log burner going quite a bit so the new log store has come in super handy. We sold the old pan tiles which came off the roof in the summer and use the money to buy a ton of logs, pretty good trade really and helping to keep the gas bill's down.
Soooo cosy to come home to this...
We haven't really done much since Christmas so here a few new treasures I acquired recently in place of any interesting house progress.
I collect mid century West German Keramic pottery so was super chuffed when Rich brought me this vase for Christmas. The glaze is the most ott purple, its so hideous I totally love it!
Another one I picked up a few weeks back sits next to the fireplace and is massive, Stella keep trying to stick her head in it.
I also brought these two green glass 50's vases over Christmas from a local charity shop, they look great when the sun gets behind them (when not blocked by Stella!).
And lastly possibly one of my fav buys of 2015 (other than the Egg Chair of couse!) was this Shatterline lamp from a car boot sale complete with spun fiberglass shade which are hard to find now. And in my favourite orange, again so awful its cool!
So thats it for January, not much excitement. We do have plans a foot for the coming year and another big house project so hopefully more on that soon.
Tales of a Junkaholic
My Tiny Plot
The Owl and the Accordion
Tea For Joy
Snail and the Cyclops
Wellies and Vogue
Lobster & Swan
Toot as in Foot
Foxtail + Fern
Five Hundred Miles
Nine Bojewyan Stennack
Tales of Ted and Agnes
Penny Dreadful Vintage
Trish Hunter Finds
Seeds and Stitches
Long May She Rain
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