Sunday, January 3, 2010

Have a Seat, Have an Award

Hi everyone!

I have my fabulous little chair to share with you but first, check it out: I have been given some awards from some fabulous bloggers!

First I received this from Kori at Blonde Episodes:

With this one you tell one of your New Year's resolutions and luckily I'm actually making resolutions this year! lol Here's one: I want to crochet at least one afghan to give away to a charity before the end of the year.

Then I got this award from Karen at Bobbins and Bombshells:

With this one I'm suppose to list 7 things about myself and I think I'll go vintage for this one:

1. One of my favorite movies is "Bringing Up Baby". I could watch it multiple times a day.

2. If I had less of a post-baby belly, I think I would tend to lean more towards the 1940s in terms of clothes.

3. One of my long term goals is to learn how to re-size and sew vintage patterns and make my own clothes.

4. I think we should ban together and bring back total acceptance and admiration of the voluptuous female figure. Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell and Maureen O'Hara were not emaciated sticks, plus they all sang, danced, acted AND modeled.

5. I wish I could find a beauty salon that specialized in vintage hairstyles. I would totally pay to have someone else mess with my hair.

6. I still laugh out loud watching "I Love Lucy".

7. I'm working on crocheting from vintage patterns, they are so fun!

And last but not least, the fabulous Stefanie at It's All Make Believe, Isn't It? gave me this:

Thank you so much ladies, I really appreciate you thinking of me!!!

Now, on to my chair story:

My church is pretty low key and casual. Our little building is stocked with odds and ends, furniture that no one wanted, bric a brac, things like that. Well, I've been noticing this little chair sitting outside for a while now and when I finally asked about it found out that it had been used to prop a door opened sometime in 2008 and then left outside to the elements ever since. After picking my jaw up off the floor, I promptly asked permission to swipe it and take it home with me.

Poor little chair...

As you can see, the bottom corners are pretty torn and busted up and from being in the rain the cotton inside the bottom is trashed and the metal arms and legs are tarnished. I need some advice here: is there any way to fix the bottom? I would love to keep the original material (leather?) but I don't think the seat can be saved. Such a bummer since the back is in great condition. Not sure how old it is (50s? 60s?)....hmmmm....Isn't it darling though? I feel so much better having liberated it! lol Any thoughts? Now to convince my Pastor I need to retro looking table and chairs set in the sitting room! lol

Okay, time to get around to all of your blogs and get caught up! :D


  1. happy new year and congrats on the awards...very cool indeed.

  2. Such a cute chair honey! I am so excited for you that you got 3 new awards! You deserve them for your swell new blog..have a great Monday doll. Kori xoxo

  3. Yay to the real woman's body. The media celebrates too many stick-thin people. If the camera adds 10 pounds, then they must be really skinny in real life. And let's not forget the need to look "young" too...the person who thought of high-definition tv ought to be shot...don't we all look better with a soft focus?

    Check out the archives at

    on how to restore that chair. I love that they share the "befores" and "afters".

  4. Congrats on all your awards! I've never seen Bringing Up Baby, but I will have to watch it. :-)

  5. yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy for awards and yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy for real bodies...and let's not forget that miss marilyn and i share the same shoe size too!! lol!!! And loveeeeeeeeeeeee the chair....but tips from me! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. ohhhhhhhhhhhh and can i also point out one more thing???? LOL!!! Even though miss paris hilton is a SHOE size is ONE bigger than mine....just sayin' ... lol!!! And I have big feet!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. yes, yes, bring back the real women with curves!!

    Happy New Year! Love your new chair and can't wait to see what you do with it!

  8. I love Bringing Up Baby! I saw it a few years ago when it had a (very) limited rerelease in the UK. Wonderful movie!

    And sign me up for the "real women, not emaciated sticks" brigade!

  9. What holds the seat up for support? If it's wood, another piece can be fitted fairly easy. If it's straps, those can be replaced easily as well. Recovering is fairly easy, and the reconditioning of the metal can be done for pretty cheap as well.

    Nice item! can't wait to see what you do with it!!

  10. Congratulations on your awards for your new blog!

    Love reading about the sad chair...definitely needed a rescue and YOU were just the right person to do it!

  11. Just found your blog! :)

    That chair is cute, though I wouldn't know the first thing about restoring it.

  12. Congratulations on your awards! I love your blog and am glad to see you're getting properly appreciated!

    I adore Bringing Up Baby! It is so hilarious and my absolute favorite Katherine Hepburn pic. I also think a vintage salon would be brilliant!

  13. Congrats, you rock! Poor chair! God bless you for taking it in...someone saw Charlie Brown Xmas and took it to <3.

  14. Hi sweetums, I've with you on numbers 3 and 5 sooooooo much! Learning to resize patterns and advance my sewing skills is a major dream of mine, too.

    Wishing you a gorgeous Friday & weekend ahead,
    ♥ Jessica

  15. I don't know about where you are Maggi but over here in the sales. ALL the more voluptuous sizes are always, ALWAYS sold out and all the skinny malinky sizes are there slashed in price because they have to many. You would think the manufacturers would sit up and maybe take notice wouldn't you?

    Well done on the chair - it's going to look fabulous. Can't you try a trade with the other furniture you have your eye on? ;)


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