Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Vintage Chairs

Today I am just sitting around relaxing with Coloradolady and her vintage friends. Come join me at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com

This is a very old straight back chair that belonged to my parents. It has had a paint job over the years. I need to strip it back to its original color.
Now this one is a real prize. I am sitting in some type chair, but have no idea what it was. Everything in this photo is vintage now.
This vintage rocker belonged to my husband's grandparents. So it goes back probably to the late 18th or early 19th century. A very comfortable rocker. It is in its original condition.

32 comments:

sissie said...

Isn't it wonderful to still have these chairs in your home. I'm sure they evoke so many wonderful memories.
Love the baby picture.

hugs
Sissie

La said...

Like wine, everything gets better with age. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :o)

racheld said...

Everything in my childhood is vintage now, as well.

Delightful chairs, and what a sweet photo! I really hated that in my children's young years, they stopped the hand-tinting and used that horrid "totally real" shiny photography.

I love the sweet pastels of the old pictures.

Barbara F. said...

Vintage is very cool, especially since I am now vintage. What a cute baby you were! xo,

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I love vintage!!! Oh geez you were a cutie pie baby....didn't look like you starved! HAHAHA!

Ginny said...

I have quite a few chair pictures and posts planned, too! The last chair looks to be the most comfortable. You are so cute, but look like you are NOT comfy in that chair! The picture is priceless!

Jan n Jer said...

I love vintage...those chairs are so charming and are made much better then the chairs of today!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

the picture of you is priceless! Rockers are so comfortable..as I get older I love the back support!
I think it is wonderful you have family pieces....the best!!

Kim K. said...

Your chairs are just charming. What a special piece of history to share with all of us.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

What a great picture and you're so fortunate to have those two chairs.

Joy Graham said...

Thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog!I am so happy that I found your blog. You and I are interested in the same things. I love vintage furniture, art, and gardening. Great blog. I look forward to following it.-Joy

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

Thanks for your reply to my invitation to *PicStory*. :) We have every week a different theme. Next weeks theme is *holidays*. That includes everything which comes in your mind, like where you was or where will you go for holiday, may be your lovely garden, where every day is like a holiday.... and so on. Have a nice weekend. I think I´ll meet you on Pink Saturday :)
LG Tina

Rebecca said...

I really enjoyed seeing all your treasures today. Those are my favorite kinds of posts! Really neat!

Red Nomad OZ said...

That's a wonderful photo of you in that old chair! Who cares what kind it is - your frock covers it so well!!

Have a great day!

Coloradolady said...

nothing better than an old rocker!! Did not know you had a photo like that...very cute!!

Happy VTT!

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

I love your baby picture! Have one of my dad, taken in Scranton Penna around 1915 that has a similar pose. You can imagine I treasure that! Love the rockers, too, I have my mom's though it's not her original rocker, don't know what happened to that. However, I treasure the one I have from her later times. Thanks for sharing over at Coloradolady's party! I always enjoy your comments on my blog, look forward to seeing you again soon.

Crystal said...

I love chairs and these are so cute!! I especially love the picture it's gorgeous!!!

Madison said...

What a sweet, sweet picture. You look adorable.

I look forward to see what you do with the chair.

Madison xxx

Tracy said...

awwww, I love the photo and you know, my sister has quite a few chairs from my Grandparents house that she either needs to re-finish or give them to me; they are BEAUTIFUL pieces and irreplaceable.

Ann said...

Oh LV that picture is gorgeous. I zoomed in and really looked at the detail of that sweet dress. Looks like lots of trim and little tights to match. So cute. I think its neat you have the chairs too.
Ann

Petit Eyekiss said...

How nice that you have saved the old chair to sit down and remember
This weekend is perhaps Sweden's biggest weekend.
We celebrate the summer solstice and we hope that the sun will shine tomorrow. Many people have a party until the sun comes up!
My daughter works at the company's Florida office this week and she told me that it was so hot there.
A wish for cooler weekend for you.
hugs
Elisabeth

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Great chairs and an adorable baby picture! So sweet!

GWENNY said...

What sweet little chairs. I think it is wonderful that you have your husband's grandparents rocker and it is still usuable.
Blessings~

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi LV, That is a cute baby pic! And the chairs are too cute. Thank You for stopping by today.....Julian

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Wonderful memories...! I feel very happy to see that you are preserving as a treasure...!

Thanks LV!

regards,

Pranavam Ravikumar

Ann said...

the dress should be a heirloom now, fantastic to have such old chairs.

Kelly Mac said...

What a great picture. You look so serious. You're probably thinking, "Why haven't they invented blogging yet? I've got so much to do." =)

Love the chairs, especially the rocker. Something about rockers that are so comforting. I have two very old ones. One is an heirloom from my husband's family, the other I picked up at a yard sale not long ago for $3.

Rock on, Miss LV.

Queenie said...

Hey LV,
That picture of you is so darling! What a treasure it is..and so is that old rocker and chair. I don't know why but lately on my treasure hunts I'm finding myself navigating toward the old chairs and rockers...I've picked up a couple of odd ones recently and...If I find anymore...I don't know where I'll put them all lol...do you think I'm starting on a new collection?! Hope you have a nice weekend...
Big hugs,
Queenie

Katherines Corner said...

great photo!Hoping your weekend is a sweet one. Thinking of you and sending ♥

Charlotte said...

I love the baby picture. Did you say that was you? Love that you still have and treasure things from your parents and grandparents.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I adore vintage stuff, antiques and disheas! Isn't it great to have family heirlooms? You were a beautiful baby. You look wonderful, my mother is 81 too, I posted a pic of her at Mother's Day table. I'm your newest follower and yes, I will blog forever too! Love FABBY

☆☆Mumsy said...

Fantastic vintage chair, LV! I like your baby picture.