The Chairs Have It!

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May 21, 2019

Are You A Collector of Odd Things?

 

I have mentioned a few of my favorite things to collect.;)

I think…

I also have mentioned that I like to collect chairs…

vintage , antique, and new.

Chairs may be in the running for one of my favorite things.

 

wooden chair seat w-flowers

 

I’m not sure how many chairs I have fell in love with,

but it has been a few.

Maybe. A. Lot.

I like soft and cushy chairs covered in brown velvet.

 

brown chair

 

At one point collecting chairs may have become an obsession.

Yes, I was obsessed with chairs one time;)

 

brown chair-pink roses

 

French inspired.

I have rescued some,

 

chair 2

 

been given some

and purchased a few!

 

Red Chair

 

I like wooden chairs that I painted a bold red

and stenciled cowboys and bucking horses.

 

 

Red chair with books

 

I like red chairs with books and roses.

I like chairs to hold blankets for a casual feel.

 

black chair with blankets

 

With chairs, I like to get creative and show off…

for a little fun.

 

Sarape Chair

 

I like to show them off with flowers.

 

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With flowers and pumpkins too!

 

chair bones

 

I think I might have about a dozen random different styles

and size chairs tucked away in a storage container.

Some are upholstered,

green chair

some are wooden with fabric seats,

and others are plain wood.

 

Wooden chair with yellow roses

 

Some are are wooden with tired paint.

 

old red chair

 

I like chairs!

 

wooden chair w-yellow candle holders

 

I like chairs that hold yellow posies

and those covered with cowhide and hair.

 

Cowhide chair

 

Turquoise chairs.

 

turquoise chairs

 

Found chairs

 

ice cream chair

 

Wicker chairs too.

 

wicker chair

 

When you think about what to collect,

your mind probably jumps to something small or easy to fit on a shelf.

If you’re thinking about starting a collection,

you may not know what the best things to collect are.

The good news is that almost anything can be turned into a collection.

Just ask yourself what you’re interested in…

What fits your style?

and just start collecting!

 

cowhide chair with a bucket of roses

 

Happy collecting!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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May 10, 2019

May showers bring May flowers and Mother’s Day!

 

Roses

 

May brings beautiful things along with the beautiful thoughts of my mother,

my mother-in-law, grandmothers,

and all other incredible mother figures in my life.

Although, not being a mother myself,

I learned from my mother that it was the sweetest job

that any woman may receive the calling to do.

Not being fortunate enough to have my own children due

to the extreme illness for me,

I craved this position in life horribly.

 

Drooping roses

 

I think God knew from the start that I would not have my own children,

and He took me away from my desire to become a veterinarian

and put me into education so that I could work with kids.

HE probably figured that this would ease the pain of being a childless woman.

Sometimes being a teacher helped fill the anguish in my heart and most days it did not.

 

Roses on table 5-9-19

 

My husband and I wanted a child and did not give up on the wish

of becoming parents until the bitter end.

After seeing doctors, seeking medical advice, the tears,

and praying. a. lot.

I eventually gave up on the thoughts of having my own

and just loved the ones that I borrowed throughout the day.

I have gotten to spend time with many friends’ children

and experience childbirth through a beautiful friend and daughter-like woman.

My point is not to have self-pity of my own situation,

but it is to say…

 

Roses in welding can

 

No matter who that mother figure is for you in your life –

your mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, friend or someone

entirely different-

they are treasures!

 

Roses in sink 5-9-19

 

These women have had a great influence on me.

I think that many of my traits, habits, likes and dislikes

 can be attributed to those wonderful mom and grandmother influences.

My sense of humor, my sense of motherhood, my love of animals, horses, roping,

my love of my home, decorating,

and so much more come from the influences

and

traditions that I have been apart of.

Thank you to my mother for all of her Love,

wise and careful instruction.

Wishing she was here to celebrate Mother’s Day!

 

Mom

…And

thank you to all the other mother influences that have helped me

become who I am.

Happy Mother’s Day to All mothers.