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Monday, December 26, 2011

A "white Christmas" came to our Texas home

along with my daughter's visit. We have had such a magical Christmas time!
Snow, mistletoe, memories shared, and memories made..........
Guess what I am going to start embroidering on next?....................


That's right, this rather rough and unsightly chair..............
however, that is not what I thought when I saw this..........



I had gone into town with my husband and he had to stop by the city dump on the way........a place I usually will not go to visit with him............however,

a man was pulling up in his truck with this chair........
ready to be tossed away............and all I saw.......
was potential........


a blank canvas.............waiting for some kind of stitched beauty to adorn it.
I told my husband to ask the man if  I could have it.............and he graciously gave it to me!!
 Can you see what I see??
This back panel would look lovely with a cross stitched piece.........maybe in roses or wildflowers........
don't you think?  A new fabric seat cover to match and maybe a dark cherry stain
or possibly dark paint on the trim? I will post the idea design when I decide on such and let you see the progress............as I go along?
What do you think?
How was your Christmas............
did you have lots of guests and snow?
I would love to hear!

13 comments:

Marianne said...

Oh, you must live in northern Texas...or somewhere in this vast state where it snows! The last snowfall we had in this neck of the woods (30 miles south of D.T. Houston) was about 5 Christmas Eve's ago. It was such a beautiful blessing.

Your snow looks lovely and what a perfect Christmas atmosphere.

I can't wait to see the embroidery you whip up for the chair.

May you have a healthy, happy, prosperous new year filled with the abundance of all good things from Heaven.

Peace and joy,
Marianne xo

Cindy said...

I hope you enjoyed that snow! We had a "brown" Christmas here in Indiana, but I don't really mind:)

I can understand how you saw potential in that chair. I can't wait to see what you come up with for it.

lil red hen said...

Wow!! I know you will make something beautiful -- something like a silk purse from a sow's ear? I have an old chair I remember from my childhood; it once had cane in the back and seat. I'd love to give it new life.

MosaicMagpie said...

That is a great chair you found! I love redoing things like that....from trash to treasure!
Deb

Flora said...

Wow snow in Texas? lucky you:)... can hardly wait to see the finished project!!

Carol said...

I saw that northern Texas had snow and thought how ironic that you have been begging for rain and get...snow. Glad it went there and not Northern Indiana!

I love that you rescued the chair and I will love following your renovation.

Happy New Year.
Carol

Stitches said...

OH, what a lovely chair and yes, I can see the potential in it also. I love the shape of the back and I know when you get done with it, it will be stunning. Here in Iowa we had a brown Christmas but that was okay with me as relatives were traveling and it made it so much easier. Have a Happy New Year!!

W. Latane Barton said...

Amazing what some people throw away. Of course, they do not have a creative bone in their body and here you come along and rescue that lovely chair. I am waiting to see what you do with it.

Elmsley Rose said...

Oh! How cool! The chair's structure is lovely!
I'd do it in Bargello Flame stitch myself, but that's me. I've always wanted a bargello chair, having seen the period ones. But you are a true Flower Lady.

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

What a lovely find. I am looking forward to watching the restoration. Please, please post lots of photos along the way. Coming from the UK I always think as Texas as being very hot so it was interesting to see that you have had snow.

Marie said...

LOVE your wonderful snow, Kathleen! What a beautiful Christmas gift! Glad you had your family with you. We were VERY blessed in that way as well, to be with our kids!

Thanks for your comment on my Dining Table post. I LOVE the potential of this chair! You amaze me! Such a busy embroiderer, making such lovely things always with your hands...the true embodiment of the Biblical ideal of woman!

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh! I can't even tell you how many chairs I have rescued from the dump. I love giving things new life! This chair is a beauty and I can't wait to see what you're going to do with it.

Happy New Year!

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