Monday 30 December 2013

The Last Six Childrens Chairs for Christmas

Well here we are coasting up to another New Year. I hope that it will be a happy, healthy and prosperous one for everyone. So to end 2013, another festive half dozen chairs and bears to celebrate.

Gromit climbing on an 1870's cane seated chair.

Big bear and pink bear Kylie, (yes a joke present from my son) next to a porch woven American rocking chair.

Young Sweep on a recently finished colourful painted chair.

Shawn the sheep climbing on a William Morris rush chair.

The oldest bear on the oldest chair. Ted sitting on an 18th century "Bodgers" ash chair.

And finally lovely old Sweep contemplating the Christmas tree from an arts and crafts rush seated armchair.

Hope you've all had a great Christmas and we wish you all good things for the coming year!

Monday 16 December 2013

The Twelve Childrens Chairs of Christmas

Okay, I'll admit it - I am a Chairoholic!!

The main problem with this obsession is that chairs are a bit big to collect, so I've compromised....I only collect child sized chairs now!

So for Christmas this year here are a few of my favourite old kiddies chairs that I've dressed up to celebrate the joys of the holiday season. The soft toys are all much loved family favourites, some are over 60 years old. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

The first day of Christmas. This is a mid Victorian rush seated chair adorned by Big Ted and Kylie.

Day two. This is Gromit gazing at an angel on an American mid 20th Century armchair.

Day three. Sweep dreaming on an 1890's rush seated armchair.

Day four. Shawn the Sheep climbing onto a Victorian Bentwood.

Day five. A very special bear - Ted - looking proud in his hand knitted outfit.

Day six, half way there...... Gromit gets everywhere!

Six more next week.