little chairs

April 27th, 2008

I’ve been looking for some kiddy size chairs recently because we have one chair and two kiddies.  I was getting a little frustrated because I couldn’t find anything, much less anything vaguely stylish. Then on Saturday at Vinnie’s there they were.  It was Saturday–the place was packed, there were little kids everywhere and it was well past noon.  How is it possible that no one scooped them up?  They did look a little shabby and there was a $15 dollar sticker on each, so I guess that is a deterrent.  Fifteen bucks is a lot for a little chair and I carried one around the entire store convincing myself it wasn’t.  Turns out it was for the set and since I decided I was spending $15 anyway, I took the lot.  This is much more than you need to know about any shopping experience, much less mine. But hey chairs! with a cool vinyl print–can you even get that nowadays?

Other things:

I was lucky enough to be short listed in the 2nd Annual Softies Awards. You can vote here (if you are related to me, you have to vote for me).

The drawing for my sewing book will happen on Monday (um midday? naptime? somewhere around there central time), so if you’d like to put your name in the hat please leave a word here (if you are related to me, you may enter, but really you should call instead).

Posted in thrift.

14 Responses to little chairs

  1. Michelle says:

    Aw, shoot. I wish I was related to you. Because then would you have to make me something if I asked you to? :0) Congrats on Elphanso making the finals, you’re already a winner in my book. And I’m not even related to you!

  2. Victoria says:

    That’s a pretty good chair score, definately worth the money and what style!! Congrats on 100 posts.

  3. Bird Bath says:

    He got my vote :) good luck! I would find those chairs irresistable too. Always good to have a few extra when little friends drop by.

  4. Ali says:

    Been to cast mine. Top find chairs!

  5. melissa b says:

    We have chairs like those that an aunt picked up at a garage sale. Came with a lovely little formica table, too. It’s the “desk area,” and also “pizza party table” when friends are over. I LOVE them!

  6. abbyjane says:

    Congratulations! Your elephant rocks.

  7. jenny says:

    Ooooh! LOOOOOVE the chairs! $15 seems like a steal around these parts, I could see those very same chairs go for double the price.

  8. Barbara says:

    just clicked over to your site via soulemama- the comment about your daughter thinking there are pictures of everything was too funny, and too sweet!

    and I also saw your site awhile ago from the house tour at cookie, I think? anyway, it’s great!! I will be visiting more often. have a great day!

  9. Jackie says:

    Yes, the chairs are a great find! And I have to say that now that I finished making a lunch box for the lunch box swap (cussing all the way), I really, really admire your talent with your softies!

  10. I voted. Man, there were some cuties in the bunch. That one with the flower eye in the pink or plaid category?! CRAZY! I voted for yours, of course, in the elephant category. : )

  11. $15???!!! What a super score, I love reading about thrifted scores. Way to go!

  12. Rikkianne says:

    I WANT THOSE CHAIRS! What a FABULOUS find. I’m with you… I can’t believe no one snatched those up.

    I am going to an Antique fair this Sunday. I am hoping to find a vintage couch…. Can I hope for a 15 dollar price tag??? No harm in hoping (hee).

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. Cristina says:

    Lucky nothing! That elephant is brilliant. It’s like Peter Max got to dress Babar.