Friday, June 29, 2012

Checkin' Out the Chair

I snuck away from work yesterday, just long enough to run up the street to a garage sale. The folks have an occasional sale and its where I found my little chippy chair earlier in the year. Well this time they had this awesome vintage yellow chair. I made an offer and then I loaded it in my truck with all my feed sacks, tools, and ropes.
 After work I headed to the farm to check on my cows. All the cows were grazing or resting under the shade tree, so I decided to get my chair out of the truck and stage it in the pasture. I could vision the cows in the background... Well as soon as I opened the tail gate, the cows rushed to see if it was feed day.
 "Pretty Horns" checked it all out and gave her nod of approval!

Several of the cows had to investigate the chair before they figured out it wasn't edible!

 The cows made the photoshoot fun and then just a chair sitting in the open field wasn't near as interesting. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with the chair. Right now its sitting in the middle of my little living room, blocking my view of the tv. Hopefully sometime this weekend I can move furniture around and find a place for it. It was just one of those things I couldn't pass up when I saw it. My husband said I was crazy and then said he tried to get me to have have furniture like that when we first got married. But vintage wasn't cool then... and the furniture he was wanting to get, wasn't pretty like this!

Farmchicks Farm Photo Friday


  1. Hahahahaaa!!! OH, I LOVE IT!! What FUN pictures Janice!! That's a Great chair for photo shoots of people as Well as cows! Wish I had one like it that was light enough to haul around!
    You Seriously need to send one of the shots in to a magazine!

  2. Those cows make the best photo props! ROFL! LOVE it! The chair has beautiful lines. Good thing you grabbed it up!

  3. hi! i just found your blog through "avintagegreen" and i love it! i just became a follower and i added you to my blogroll. i have a question; the gazebo in your it on your property and did you create it? it is awesome! i'd love to make one like that for my yard...the color is the real hook for me!
    see you soon!
    debra at lifewithrepurpose

  4. LOVE IT!!!!

    You do seriously need to send these in to some magazine, Janice. They are priceless!!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. I think we had a chair almost exactly like that for awhile. - Barbara
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

  6. GREAT photos! I love this :) And, oh that chair...what an awesome find!

  7. hi! i had to leave another comment...i wrote earlier that i loved the "color" of your gazebo...i've since had time to check out the original post, which answered all my questions! wow, found it in a ditch, huh? i pick trash on a regular basis, and the luckiest i ever got was scoring a white wooden kitchen cabinet with glass doors! nothing as awesome as that gazebo! and in your header pic the gazebo looks to be sky blue, not white! maybe there's another idea! just sayin'!
    see you later!

  8. I have a chair just almost like this in a storage locker in Phoenix, AZ. I always loved it. A friend gave it to me and it was ratty and dirty and much in need of a reupholstery job. One of Arizona's prisons has an upholstery shop where they teach inmates to reupholster furniture. You can have a piece done for about one-third of the cost of a retail upholstery shop. If you can get your piece to Phoenix (which is where I lived anyway) they will even ship it to the prison for you and return it when it's done. They did an excellent job, taking the chair down to the frame and replacing all the stuffing and even the springs in the seat. I had mine recovered in a white damask and it sat in my bedroom. Not quite as pretty as amongst cows but I liked it there anyway!


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