Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Fabulous, Vintage and FREE!


Oh my goodness! We were walking Emmitt the other day and my neighbor had these amazing chairs next to their garbage cans ready to throw away. I stopped and said to Fred, "I have to have these."

They were a bit dirty and sad looking and Fred looked at me like really? I said I could clean them up and put them in my sewing room.

I have been looking for a chair for my sewing machine desk and my computer desk forever!

I said, "oh and there are 3 which is perfect so I can give one to Melanie for her sewing machine desk."

The chairs are everything I wanted...
  • yellow and white (my favorite retro combination. It reminds me of my Grandma.)
  • round ( my favorite shape is a circle)
  • They are small and do not take up much space.
  • They swivel on their bases!

I just love them!!!

We called our neighbors and they said we could have them for FREE!



Aren't they perfect?!
Life is fun! You just never know what you are going to find!
Life is Art... Art is Life!

29 comments:

Sandra y Coco said...

The chairs look great! they match the space, the color and size. you are very lucky!

Manon Doyle said...

Oh so very cool! What a find! They're perfect in your space!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Those are so fun! They look really great in your room too - the yellow adn white match perfectly. By the way...love the piggie pillow, Posey would approve! =)

Rachel said...

aaaaah!!! Who throws stuff like that away?!?! They are so great! I am a big dumpster diver, so I know that feeling of finding something awesome on the side of the road for FREE!

Clover said...

Hi Melissa and Emmitt!
Those are great chairs! They look perfect in your space.
Thanks for your advice yesterday, we really appreciate it!
Love Clover xo

Leann said...

Wow, what a find!!

Chrispea said...

Now those are cool, and you can't beat FREE!!!

Dot said...

those are great! love the retro styling...
dot

Colleen said...

Actually Melissa, I would not have had your initial reaction when I saw them, but WOW, they sure do look TERRIFIC in your sewing space!!! They fit in perfectly with the colors on your sewing machine cover and they are light, airy, and have a very "clean" look to them. A perfect fit!

Now, about your sewing room.......can you come and make mine look at neat and tidy as yours!!!!!???!!!

Laura said...

Oh my cats, are these chairs adorable or what? I want your neighbors! And why wouldn't they have taken them to Goodwill? They look perfect in your room! Looks like you'll be checking out their trash every week - LOL!

Lori said...

"Somebody's junk can be our treasure" or whatever the quote is!
Great find Melissa! And..they look new~You must have a fantastic scubber and cleaning agent! Ha!

Diane said...

These are fabulous! They look adorable in your home!

Fannie said...

Blessings came in your favorite shape, colors and size. Nice!

Nevis said...

WOW! Those are SOOOO awesome! In L.A. you probally would have to pay $150+ for those at a vintage shop!

Peng Peng said...

wowwy! What a score! Those funky vintage chairs were destined to be yours. Lucky girl! :O)

Moira said...

Score! They look fabulous!

Diana Evans said...

another lucky day Melissa!!! they look great in your space...

you must have some big horseshoes!!! hehehehe...lucky you!!!

marianne said...

They look great there Melissa, and one for Melanie!
Great post, it is so much funwhen something like this happens. And yes the best things in life are free!
>M<

Liss said...

I like those chairs, they're really nice.

The Devil Dog said...

They are really cool. Mom likes them a lot. Good for you!

Roxy

Puglette said...

Those chairs are great! I love finds like that, it's so much fun to find something and use it in a positive way. Great recycling Melissa!
Hugs, Puglette

Aniemother said...

You're so lucky! The chairs are really cool!

Ane

Maggie and Mitch said...

They look wonderful in your sewing room! How lucky are you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Peggi Habets said...

Very cool chairs. I can't believe your luck! They look great where you put them.

Karine said...

I LOVE your chairs!!! Ya did good!

Tara Ross Studios said...

wow, what a find! I love them!

Rebecca said...

Wow what a score. Very mod. These would sell for a bundle in a post-modern resell shop.

Sandy Mastroni said...

sometimes I get busy ... and don't get to stop by everyday ... but I love looking back at all your posts . I am sorry about Emmitt's friend , that was sad ,
I love your yellow chairs
I want applesauce !
and I love when you put an Emmitt video on
and Melissa ....
thank you for taking the time to vote for me
thanks very much !

Belinda said...

Great work.