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Monday, August 19, 2013

this chair is cat approved....

The wife recovered some of our kitchen chairs Sunday.
They are old fashioned, made in Milwaukee!  Actually, we have five chairs, 3 are sisters then 2 cousins.  You see below 2 of the 3 sisters and one cousin below.  The dark cousin was actually purchased.
The others were filched!

Well, OK, 20 some years ago the wife had the first cousin when we got together.  It still has "property of !!!!!! University" on the bottom.  But she got it at a yard sale! Near that campus...could somebody have filched it for their apartment and sold it later for 5 bucks?  It is a typical 70+ year old library chair.  Throw it off the top of a building (as frats might!) and it would still look good as new.

Then the 3 light colored oak ones, which you see Spike upon there, with one upside down.  We lived next to University ?????? for a few years and 3 of these oak beauties were on a dumpster....they say "property of YYYYYY University" themselves.

The last one, which has a wood seat and does not need recovering, I actually bought from an office just so happens that the chairs match our oak table with lion's feet very nicely :) and, well, the cat matches the table with lion's feet too!


Shortstuff said...

Those are great chairs. Our local University culls their old furniture periodically and puts it for sale in the local community. I've found chairs similar to yours. I think they're nuts to get rid of those nice oak chairs. Those things are well made and will last forever.

Hilary said...

Very cute. I could use Maude's handiness around here!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love that your pieces all have a history! So glad Spike approves of the chairs.....what would happen if not?? LOL!
The Missus did a great job!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful chairs--the old ones really are made the best, aren't they? I have some old wood school chairs that my step-grandma rescued from the dumpster about 50 years ago when they tore down an elementary school. They'll last forever.

smalltownme said...

I believe my cats have approved every chair, bed and couch in my house.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

My mom and I joke that we collect cast off oak chairs. One time someone just left a gorgeous oak chair with a cane seat up against my garage door. I never found out who did it but it almost perfectly matches my other (old) kitchen chair. I think I have at least 4 others in the attic.

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