Jamie has been dreaming of a leather chair from Restoration Hardware since we first went in to the new concept store just before we moved in together…and this week his dream came true. After a 2 week wait, his new baby was delivered yesterday afternoon. We haven’t given him a name just yet, but trust me, he is a new child. Deep, Rich and made from the same kind of leather that vintage bomber jackets are made from…….just dreamy. As usual, I was the voice of negativity, ” We have a chair already, we don’t need a new chair” …Boy was I wrong. He fits our house just perfectly. See for yourselves….
On a completely different note, I haven’t been to Salvation Army in years. I thrift occasionally, and our neighborhood is full of junky little resale stores. On a whim today we stopped by the Sally about 4 blocks away. In 5 minutes I had a handful of small things; a book I have wanted to read for years, a Bauer-inspired cobalt mixing bowl, and a skull & bones juice glass. I never even saw the solid wood office chair nestled at the electric organ near the front door. Jamie said,” I can’t believe that chair is only $30″. I bit immediately….. I knew this was a chair that Atticus Finch would have had in his office.
30 minutes later, here it is sitting at my desk…….
I love my old Breuer chair, but every time I sat in it I felt the leather tear just a little more. It has a new temporary home in the guest room. Since I was forced to dust my desk and all the little pieces on it ( this is quite an ordeal ), I went ahead and made the bed and snapped a few pictures of the Pendleton blanket we picked up in New Mexico last month. It is a little early in the year for wool blankets……..but I’m keeping this thing out so I can enjoy it. Enjoy it we do!
A few years ago, Jamies brother gave me a mounted deer head.. In my old house he lived over my mantel and happily had a wreath around his neck every Christmas…..In this house, he is a little tall for the mantel, so he has a home in the bedroom watching us sleep every night. Here he is in the fez he dignifyingly wears every day …….