Generally speaking, I'm more of a junk shop, e-bay scourer, antique kinda gal than getting all brand new department store furniture, and I've been lucky enough to acquire some lovely old furniture along the way.
I've had this beautiful old nursing chair for a few years now, and I love the fact that I can remember playing on it in my great-grampy's flat, looking out over the Bristol channel, trying to slide down the curve of the chair. What fun! I can also remember a wicker lobster-pot he had which was used a foot stool that I used to climb into. I've no idea what happened to it, but I'd love to try and find another.. I suspect I wouldn't be able to fit my foot into one though, let alone my whole body! Anyway, I digress... I've been feeling a bit guilty lately that this chair is looking so sorry for itself (I do usually hide this mess under a blanket!)
Poor chair. So I was quite pleased when I had a sudden flash of inspiration yesterday, and wondered what this lovely liberty print might look like on it
it'll probably need to be lined with calico-type fabric first, but I think it would be just right - not too modern, but not too old-fashioned either. I was contemplating trying to cover this myself, but I'm erring on the side of taking it to an upholsterer to do the job properly - aside from anything else, time does not seem to be on my side very often these days! Teddy who is sitting on the chair in the first pic was my dads, as was this gorgeous push along dog
who is feeling a little fragile in his older years and on a temporary visit from the Boy's room, who I don't entirely trust not to pull the ears off!