a house needs these chairs

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.


Carla S. said...

I love your card, Susan! As always, it's so wonderfully artistic and absolutely right on from the inspiration! Your gifted chair is fun, too!

Emily Keaton said...

Fabulous, Susan! I love your fun photo montage. I'll bet constructing that little scene was a lot of fun! Great take on the inspiration photo. So sweet that your son thought of you--even if you can't find a closet deep enough for storing it!!!

~amy~ said...

aren't you clever...fussy cutting from ads...your card is wonderful...I personally love those low comfy chairs:)

Oh now isn't your boy so sweet? I bet you could do something with that chair..seriously.

Marlena M. said...

Your cutting is so intricate! I love the bit of lace you added...a perfect scene. ;)

Cath said...

Hey Susan! Thanks for linking this up to the Pot Pourri Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Julia Aston said...

I LOVE your chair card and perfect quote sentiment for it Susan - the crocheted lace 'floor mat' beneath is perfect!

Your dear son's lovely gift is so far out it's 'in' again!

Wishing you a blessed Christmas dear friend!

nwilliams6 said...

What a fun card - I just have the most fun looking at your creations. I think that white elephant chair has possibilies. I can see a fun different finish - like sparkly gold. Cushions with a fun texture that matches the gold. How about a cool vintage white finish with some fun print. How about painting it to look like a dairy cow - I did that with a yard cart of my husband's and it turned out soooo cute. I think you could turn this into something really fun. TFS!!!! Merry Christmas Susan - Hugz!