Here it is…the unveiling of the chair I’d been searching for….you like? Say yes please. So many hours went into finding the perf chair..yes I meant to write perf…isn’t it perf?
Okay so this is random….Remember how I bought this chair off an interior designer…?? Say yes. Okay so he wasn’t so much, a full time interior designer yet..but he’d done a lot for friends and things but you know ,didn’t even have his own website and all that jazz….anyhow, I loved his style..his home…all of it… and told him he HAD to submit photos online..well he did…cut to a couple of weeks ago I go to Architectural Digest Magazine online and up pops his face….AND his fabulous chairs…then cut to…me literally running into him at F and S fabric on Pico (los angeles) with the stroller in full mom garb WITH I might add the swatch of fabric in my hand for his chair….bizarro….Hello Universe. You rang? He told me that after I left he thought about what I said and DID take photos…submit online….and then get his website up.
Here is Shawn Meaux”s website if you are interested in more of his fabulous chair…he’s also available for interior design consultation. http://www.neovintagedecor.com/Neo_Vintage_Decor/Welcome.html
I love the whole idea of inspiring someone to do something they are good at and love….what do you love? What do you want to do? Do you let your mind wander to what you want to do..but then push it out of your mind? Stifling yourself won’t make the thoughts go away…they will come back later but have resentment attached to them. Tin Parade Vintage Party Goods wasn’t built in a day…but it was built one day at a time. Do it. Just do it now.
My TP other half thinks Video and Blog just don’t make the perfect…Bennifer…or Brangelina…for her ….shhhhh…(whisper) vlog… for Kristen it’s like fingernails on a chalkboard….sorry KG….I decided to post our first…..plug your ears!….VLOG! Okay KG you can unplug now…So I decided to attempt reupholstering a chair (no not THE chair, if you’ve read my other posts)….not like just covering dining room chair seats either….been there done that….easy…this….not so easy… it is so tempting to give up and call a reupholsterer….but…I push forward….I am not a quitter!…gonna take you all on my journey. Yes, I’m going to VLOG about it. Sorry!!!! ( :
Okay everyone calm down! There are too too many choices for me. I am trying to find the perfect chair for my living room…. An addition that really says….I’m all grown up. You know that chair..the one that says everything you are trying to say with the entire living room and just ties everything together in one fell swoop..that chair exists right?
This is like when I go shoe shopping and try to find a pair of black shoes that will work with jeans, skirts, shorts, pants….If you have found that pair of black shoes by the way, please let me know.
However, because I know you all love vintage as much as I do, I have to tell you about this store I happened upon in my quest for the holy chair..it’s in Los Angeles and is called Tini.
It’s all about showing some love to the old forgotten 1963 salt and pepper shaker that you know your great aunt had…or that plug in percolating coffee pot pre starbucks days. The idea that everything old is new again makes me feel like at least some in this crazy, overly consumer, filling landfills by the month society, does actually appreciate the; work, creativity, energy and history that went into much of these kitchy items. I like to think that someday someone will go to a place just like this and pay an ungodly amount of money for….that ikea chair you just bought last week. ????
Will our kids love things then that we hate now? That’s a ponder for another day…today I have GOT to find a chair. I would love love love to order one from Anthropologie. I think they are classic but with a daring great fabric. Perfect! But have you seen the price. Ouch! I am trying to be patient…I think the chair will find me…somehow…things always do. For now tho…you must give some love with a little click click to see Tini