Friday, 13 June 2014
flea friday: the chair that got away
Funny how the universe works... If you recall that post from a few weeks ago with the perishing rattan chair that broke my heart a bit with its sad state of neglect - and then I walk into this perfect one on one of my recent thrift shop visits. It's all sturdy and lovely and going for very cheap (sixteen euros to be exact). Isn't that funny?
Even funnier is that after all that, we decided not to get it. Why? Well, mainly lack of space. We don't have a lot of space in our apartment for much more furniture, considering there's still a few baby-related things we need to accommodate without creating cramped rooms and those are much more essential than a rattan chair.
I considered justifying it as a nursing chair - imagine it covered with lovely sheepskin - but to be entirely honest, we already have the perfect candidate for a comfy nursing chair: our 70s leather recliner. So we let this rattan beauty get away. Instead, I dedicate the sixteen euros towards the slowly but steadily building pile of washable nappies, which I keep finding in the thrifts all brand new, unwanted and almost given away for a couple of tiny coins a-piece.
Apart from cloth nappies, there's been something else that we've been hoping to cross off our baby-themed thrift-shopping list, and unlike this chair, that something else has been not just spotted but also picked up, and it lives with us now. I'll show you next week!
I'm linking up to Thrifter, Maker, Fixer, Farm, A Living Space, Sir Thrift a Lot, We Call It Junking and Me and My Shadow.