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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Friends Don't Let Friends Buy Chairs...


Yes, this is me with what I bought at The Creative Connection...clearly, this did not fit in my luggage. I knew I had a lamp issue; indeed friends have taken note of the obsession with said lamps, and made me persona non grata at "Home Goods" and the lighting department of various and sundry locales....

But, not another "issue", obsession etc? And I cetainly didn't know this latent chair issue would strike while I was in Minneapolis with a 1,200 mile airplane ride between me and the room that I NEED the chair in...

Sigh, that's what UPS is for you say...

These friends were NO help...here's Julia trying to get me to buy this chair, TOO...


And Nicole, showing me the merits of worn rose colored velvet and bark cloth...ahhh next time.


But really, I think it was the chairs themselves, each a repurposed item that simply seethed charm and funk. These fetching chairs are designs by Sandy Stone...if you can't buy a chair, fit one in your luggage, or have one shipped...buy her uber cool book and learn how to repurpose textiles and fab furniture yourself...


I am off to pine for the UPS man who has promised to deliver my chair soon...and attention Miss Blogworthy aka Jane Dagmi, I think this is all your fault! Jane has a fabulous way of celebrating the artful and has called the attention of many (myself included) to Sandy's style and savvy in her own work celebrating great design.


xxoo and off I go
Jen O'Connor
Earth Angels

8 comments:

Danielle Muller said...

that furniture is amazing!

you look absolutely fabulous...

so great to see you my quirky friend!! xoxo

blessings,
danielle
www.thevintagedragonfly.typepad.com

The Blackwood Cottage said...

Very COOL chairs....you are lucky to have escaped with just one! Love it!
machelle
(fyi...my obsession is small tables and side chairs, just so many cute ones!)

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Ah!! Love the chair! Yes, A must have! Hey, I've been known to deconstruct something in order to get it home or hit the UPS store too. One never knows when passion will strike!Enjoy
Cheers,
Lurena
www.tatteredmoon.com
www.tatteredmoon.etsy.com

She Uses Her Words said...

Wow! I found your blog thru Karen Valentine at My Desert Cottage. Thanks for sharing! The chairs are wonderful and I'm buying that book! And becoming a follower!
God Bless, Karen

Anonymous said...

Jen,
Well that is one killer chair! Congratulations! & I know you'll enjoy it! Your "roasting" friend, Angela
http://re-angelarae.blogspot.com

Heather Ozee said...

The chairs are great!

Thea said...

Jen, dearest, I have never known ANYONE who could keep you from doing what you wanted, including the President of NYU. And you don't make bad decisions, so I can only assume you and that chair were meant to be. xxoo

Thea said...

Jen, dearest, I have never known ANYONE who could keep you from doing what you wanted, including the President of NYU. And you don't make bad decisions, so I can only assume you and that chair were meant to be. xxoo

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