Posted by Sarah in The House on September 9, 2009
I have a confession I love doilies, I know, I know, how Little old lady of me. Mostly I just look at them, take them for a little walk around the shop then put them back (I’m not sure if other members of this family enjoy having them around quite as much as me) But I just couldn’t put this cute little guy back. Maybe It’s my British heritage, maybe it was because I couldn’t stop smiling at how happy that little drumming man looks but mostly I think it is because I know that some unknown hands of the past held needle and thread between their fingers and added all those tiny crosses all those tiny dashes because they were inspired to, because they wanted to make a plain piece of material special. Thank you unknown hands.
I also found a wooden high chair. I have been wanting one for ages I find the plastic ones so hard to clean, and well, who really wants a giant blob of white plastic right in the middle of their kitchen. This guy was a mess when I found him he looked like he’d never been oiled, was all gray and dirty. I really wish I’d taken a before shot, but I didn’t. I honestly thought he’d have to be sanded and re-varnished before he looked any good.
So instead of a before shot you are going to have to make do with a baby shot instead, I hope you don’t mind. Of course the little high chair matches perfectly with the furniture in the kitchen that we are about to get rid and not at all with the furniture we currently have on lay buy. I wonder if I should stain it ??? or just leave it as a contrast??? what do you think?? the new furniture is a very dark brown. Oooh look at all those question marks, can you tell I’m in a dilemma?? Ahh there I go again.