Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dream Chair


In my dream, I was walking down my street. Up ahead, I saw something... a discarded treasure, sitting forlorn on the curb. I quickened my pace. My heart was beating faster and faster. Infront of this apparition, I halted. It was an authentic  mid-century teak chair. It only needed a little TLC... maybe some new upholstery. I looked to see if anyone was watching. All clear. I picked it up and ran the rest of the way home. Then I woke-up.
(ok, maybe it's wasn't exactly a dream. Maybe the chair is real. And maybe it's MINE now. And maybe I knocked on my neighbor's door to see if she MEANT to throw out such a lovely chair. It's quite possible that she DID. ) 

What dreamy items have YOU found in the garbage?

13 comments:

Julia said...

It's amazing isn't it? You wrote this post so delightfully :)

I've found an antique head board with matching footboard! INCREDIBLE condition too!

svelteSTUFF said...

SWEET! Is there a manufacturer's mark anywhere on it?

please sir said...

WHAT - that is a great chair! amazing find!!

design for mankind. said...

SHUT UP--- I DON'T BELIEVE IT!?! OH. MY. GOSH!!!!!!!

heidi said...

Sue... no manufacturers mark to be found!

Paul Pincus said...

hi heidi: thank you for your comment ; ) JAPONICA! OMG! japonica has played quite an important role in my life : ) scary important! -p.p.

ps gorgeous chair!

Paul Pincus said...

pps have a really great weekend!

SimplyGrove said...

Oh my goodness!!! What a great find:)

Elena said...

When I lived in a pre-war building, each apartment came with a huge art deco wall mirror. They were round, bevelled, carved...just beautiful. One day someone threw theirs out! What?! You know I grabbed that up!

Fifi Flowers said...

That is a great chair! I have found many a things in the previously used item disposal can... lol

Bonbon Oiseau said...

sweet find! good for you!
i'm a big fan of sidewalk finds...(coffeetable, sidechairs,studio desk...uh..yeah...it's like that)

pve design said...

girl after my own heart. trash to treasure-
saw this chair last week at a high end vintage store...
lovely.

pve design said...

girl after my own heart. trash to treasure-
saw this chair last week at a high end vintage store...
lovely.