I know I have too many old chairs in the house. Some of them are way past their prime. Like this one. Gosh, I have a chair here from my elementary school (long torn down), and that is pretty old.
They come to me from various places and people and I can't seem to say no to them. However, Bird Nest Cottage is reaching it's chair maximum. I could be talked into more....but some would have to go and that is where there is a problem. I just hate to see them go. This one is one of my favorites. When I bought it, I thought I'd try to re-upholster it in a sepia color with lots of lace and trims and such. Have I? No. So, I thought, just for fun, that I would just add a few things here and there and pretend I was getting ready to actually do that little chore. So, here is the chair....undressed.....
And, then "Dresssed." A plain pillow, an embroidered pillow, a crocheted and embroidered panel, and then, a tatted linen doily over top. Gee, I love it just like that!
By the way, this chair used to be covered with green upholstery. Now, it looks like a rather dusty gray green and there were flowers in there too, but hard to see.
Here it is with a crocheted doily over top. Even over top of that tatted piece.
A close up.
And, here with a table runner over top. Battenburg lace. Really pretty.
Here it is with a different crocheted piece over top.
And, again, a different one over top.
Some kind of feed sack ... well, it says Texas, how could I not?
A Home Sweet Home embroidery I bought for just a couple of dollars.
This a pansy crocheted apron I just draped over the back of the chair.
This is some lovely embroidery on the center of that panel in the seat of the chair.
And, then, an embroidered linen doily over top. Quite nice.
The chair has as soft and smooth a finish as there could be...probably worn by the touch of many hands. I do love it. But, what will be it's fate? I don't know, but I'll probably be playing with it for some time to come as I can't seem to decide just how I will finish it You can bet you will see whatever it is though. And, it will be white or off-white for sure.
Bird Nest Cottage
until next time,