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Friday, 11 May 2018

Once upon a time...

bare with me!  
I know, nobody starts their blog with these words... however.

A long time ago a girl returned from a broken love affair and a hard but magical life living in the highlands.
Being self sufficient is a tough old call on a relationship especially one which was doomed from the off!  An old boyfriend turned up when he heard I was newly single.  He, it would appear had been waiting patiently in the wings.  The lass had more sense when she was nineteen than she did subsequently, sad to say.
He caught her on the rebound, five years scratching about to make enough to survive, let along thrive was a hard call.
The old saying... When poverty comes in the door, love flies out of the window, is so true.
I walked away!

This was it when first bought, featured in a watercolour of my little York cottage.



This is it now.





From the N W coast of Scotland I found myself in York.  I had a tiny two up, two down terraced cottage very near the river Ouse.

  I had very little money. 
I needed furniture and this chair,
was discovered in an antique emporium.  I fell in love with it and had to have it.  My heart was hurting from the last falling in love!  I decided  that the ninety pounds was well outside my price bracket so it wasn’t for me.  Walking down the street I thought, if it is comfortable I could justify buying it.  So back I went and settled my  bum ceremonially into this most magnificent of chairs.  It was so cosy the dye was caste.

In those days it was upholstered in faded damask.  It had supernatural powers; I would sit for what seemed like hours staring vacantly into space, all the while the hurt was healing. 

Since then it has two looks, a lovely Liberty abstract linen union.  Trouble was, it wasn’t very well done.  This is the last 
one, still not sure if the fabric is quite right?

What do you think?

10 comments:

  1. love the fabric, a great chair, the blog is good too, thank you for your posts

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    1. The jury is still out here! The upholstery job this time is perfection and the fabric is superb quality... a statement.

      LX

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  3. Love it! Great colours. I can see now what the “ tan” bit is.

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    1. The wood is limed oak, or that was what it was when I originally bought it, although as you can see it has mellow-yellowed with age! Haven’t we all darling with age! Not me unfortunately?

      LX

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  4. It is glorious ... no other word would do.

    I can see why you fell in love with it, the shape is wonderful.

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    1. It has maintained its magnificence, even when the bottom was falling out of its world.

      LX

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  5. Absolutely, utterly, love the chair AND the fabric!
    Margaret P
    www.margaretpowling.com

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  6. PS Forgot to ask: who painted that lovely watercolour?
    Margaret P

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I’ll be blowed if...

I am going to let some bugs, flour and water get the better of me! This is the state of play this morning. If you peer close enough...