Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Love of Vintage Metal Chairs

When did I fall in love............
I guess they are like our Mr.'s
Some are old and worn.......

Some are new to us and are bright and cheery!

They come in all different sizes, styles and colors

Some of them we redo and get them just the way we like them...

Yes all the chairs I have gotten over the years
the 2 identical yellow ones my SIL gave me because she was tired 
trying to scrap the paint and they were not her style.

The other yellow one at 1515 I love, Mr. and I were driving around town
in my convertible with the top down and some had put it out in the trash!
He jumped out and away we drove with it in the back seat!

And the new one the twins bought for the new deck at 1515.

But these mean the most

Back in the early 90's I found these in the basement of an antique store,
they were $2 a piece and my friends thought
"why do you want those?"

I can remember summer days at my neighbor's house, sitting in them 
under her pergola, rocking and visiting. She was more like a 
Grandma to me than anything.
They were my favorite color green, and you can still see a little.

Fast forward to 1996.
The first date for Mr. and I.
Now remember he is a painter.........
As we sat on my back deck, I asked him about how should I paint
the chairs?
Before I knew it he had them loaded up in his truck and drove away with them....

Thank goodness there was a second date!
He brought them back, white and pristine.
He was so proud, how could I not fall in love with him?

We have neglected them for a couple of years and the wear and tear show.
They make great pictures for Shabby Chic white, but I am ready for them to 
be pristine white again!

So Mr. please take them to the shop and make them pretty again!
I  love them and I love my Mr.

Now did you know you were going to read a Vintage Love story
about Vintage Metal Chairs?


sweetvintageofmine said...

Hello Ann! This is my first time visiting your BLOG and I think it is so SWEET! Your posting about the vintage metal chairs grabs my heart because my hubby and I collect them too! We have an addiction to them and metal gliders. Will be back...have a great weekend! From one sweetie to another...Roxie

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love the chairs and the sweet story behind them. Good for you to have seen the value in them so many years ago. They are so neat! I can't wait to see them all spiffed up!

Have a great day.

Mecky said...

It is so funny that you wrote this post. I just came in from working on two of my 15 metal lawn chairs!! I love them, too! That is a great story about your husband-to-be redoing the chairs for you! I wish my husband would take mine off and return them all done!

$2.00 a piece is down right cheap. WooHoo! I am glad you found them! I need to get rid of some of mine, but I certainly won't be letting them go at that price!

Ann said...

I like them just as they are but I love the old unfinshed look. I have mine that was my grandmothers and I love it. All yours are lovely.

ann said...

Love the old chairs. My parents had some similar. They do bring a certain charm to the back yard or porch, don't they?

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"YUP"! I love the vintage metal chairs too! AND oh the memories!
You have a wonderful collection. They are OH SO Comfy...
Have a fun week,

Tete said...

Well, I would have kept him, too! Love your old chairs. Have 3 that look like what my grandparents had when I was a kid. Isn't that why we gather the things we do? To hang onto the past and the joy of those days when the loved ones have gone on...yeah, that's why I do it.

jeanetteann said...

Lovely post,your chairs are so nice,I like the rusty ones. I don't mind rust in the garden it has character. I love the story behind them too.
Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comments. :)

Martha said...

Everyone used to have those chairs -- and they're still around!!! They were made to last! I like a little "rust" in the garden! But I like pristine ones as well! (Much more user friendly)

Gail said...

OMGoodness Ann! I love your vintage metal chairs!!! I can see why you would have a love affair with them. What a wonderful collection you have. I have two and I only wish I had more. They are so hard to find at a reasonable price. Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, Gail

Paulette said...

Lovely chairs with a nice stories to go with them. Great blog post, I enjoyed it.

Mary said...

Ann...I wish I could find some of those for our little cottage in Western KY. I love the rust and all!

LV said...

We all have our little love stories of different things. Yours just happens to be metal lawn chairs. They are the best and can be painted and used in so many different ways.

Sue McPeak said...

How wonderful to have those great metal lawn chairs...and with so many special memories to go with them. What color will they be this time around...mmm maybe yellow? Thanks for the trip down memory lane for me as well....I've had a few of those chairs. Thanks for visiting CITexas Gal.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I adore all of your metal chairs Ann! I am so envious, I want some so much. Wish I could happen upon some too - so far all I've seen have been too pricey. WAH!

Happy VTT!

NanaDiana said...

I love those old metal chairs, Ann. I grew up with those rounded back ones on the front porch of our old farm house.. I think we had blue and yellow ones..but Mother painted them several times over the years.

My Aunt next door had the squared back ones and they were kind of a minty green and white. My cousin and I cooked up many adventures sitting in those chairs. I would love to have one of those today- xo Diana

Olive Cooper said...

Wow Ann, what an awesome collection of chairs.

Old Fashioned Gal said...

Beautiful story and beautiful chairs! Such spectacular taste!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love these chairs!! I remember they used to grace all the porches in Florida!

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Sara said...

Awwww what a sweet, romantic tale about metal chairs and your Mr.! I'm so glad you are still in love...with Mr. that is! hehehe. Loved reading the story! :)

C'est moi Claudette said...

Now I know when you fell in love......
Shabby chic for sure. LOVE LOVE LOVE and I'm sure Mr. Wonderful will make you fall in love all over again.
I'm catching up.
LOVE your sweet PINK post from your special neighbour wow. NICE.
I've missed you