It never fails. Joe and I always end up making a big, extravagant, totally spontaneous purchase of something on our anniversary. Last year it was a full patio furniture set for the front porch.
This year- THESE! A set of two JM Young Arts and Crafts Morris chairs. Sunday morning we were contemplating what to do for the day, since it was our anniversary. I threw out the idea of a little antiquing, get out of the house, possibly find some keys, jars of buttons, jewelry types of items. He seemed into that so off we headed to Madison Bouckville to check out the antique shops.
After a few shops, and several key purchases later, we stumble upon these chairs. Joe was immediately smitten. You should have seen the glimmer in his eye as he was checking them out and asking me endlessly, Don't you LOVE these?
Well come to find out, I did! I haven't seen something like this before and they definitely weren't your typical Furniture store, mission- style chairs! They have character. What first sold me was the cool contraptions on the backs that allow the chair to recline at several different angles.
This long bar with balls on each end, fit into the notches which hold the wooden slatted back. So very cool!
Don't mind Marley, she's just checkin out the smells.
These actually were pulled from a lodge up at Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks. The woman that owned them is going into a nursing home and ended up transferring them to the antique shop where we bought them.
Okay, so they don't smell too too bad, but they do smell dusty and damp. We vacuumed them up and sprayed a hefty dose of Febreeze on them. The cushions are in rough shape. We hope to be able to either have new cushions made or re-upholster the ones that are here.
I liked this final feature the best. Tucked away under the chairs is a pull-out foot rest! How cool is that?
The chair had some loose brackets but Joe got them all tightened up when we go home and then found some Liquid polishing spray and cleaned up the wood.
I am really excited. These are going to go in the front living room by the fire place. My sister is coming to take away our old couch and recliner in a week or two, for her new apartment up at school. I'm thinking we'll probably also end up getting a small loveseat to also add to this room for additional seating.
Happy Anniversary to us!
In other news, I've removed all of my jewelry except for the Reserved pieces, for my small trunk show at the Museum's gift shop today. I'll relist whatever doesn't sell, tonight when I get home. I hope some of it sells, it's time for new stock in my shop. If I have a lot left, look forward to a bit of sale once I get them back into my etsy shop.