I've always had a fondness for chairs...ones that are functional and others that are admired for the design gathering dust upon my shelves! When I saw the challenge issued for the Moxie Fab pot pourri Get Inspired Week, I just knew inspiration would fly! Isn't this little montage of the chairs, crochet and the graphic pop of the initial the coolest ever?
Recently I've taken to cutting chairs out of ads for future use. So these uber hip ones in a World Market ad were just waiting for the muse. I very carefully cut the spaces between the backs so that the Basic Grey 'Oxford' Fencing paper would show behind the chairs. I used an epoxied 'C' as a pillow. The moulding, floor 'board' and the library all are various papers from the BG 'Oxford' group. I cut a strip of the books and stacked vertically to create a bookcase. The vintage trim for texture as well as the waxed string along the edge of the bookcase add to the illusion of my room. And a finishing touch, the lovely Henry David Thoreau quote:
A house needs these chairs
Ones for solitude,
Ones for friendship
Then those for society!
I'd love to have you come visit me...I'll even let you pick YOUR favorite chair.
As a side note, just last Wednesday, my dear teenager came home from youth group with a gift for me.
They had a white elephant exchange. Knowing I collected chairs from all eras, he truly thought he was bringing home a treasure. It is a colonial American delight, that's for sure...just got to find the perfect closet...to hide it in! There will always be a need for a white elephant gift. Thank you dear &d for thinking of me.