Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Rocker Collection.......

My wife's grandfather owned this chair.  There is a burn in the one arm from his lighting up his pipe.  I had put it out on the side porch to keep it out of the way of the furnace installation.  Then when snow was predicted, I brought it in to the construction zone.  It is still a mess in the gallery area.  I believe all the wall painting is done in there except for a couple of touch up ares. We have four different kinds of rockers to move with us. I eliminated a rocker that was just in such bad shape.  I cringed when I dumped it but I don't do miracle work with antique furniture anymore. It was only in parts and was rough looking. I still have a commode-like vanity of my wife's that will need a complete restore.  It has the original mirror on it and is missing one drawer.  I can make a new drawer and take off all that green paint. The main large drawer at the bottom is a curved front one.  I am anxious to see what wood it is that is under that paint.

I found this print in an old frame in my parent's garage.  I don't have a clue where it originated.  I kept is solely  because of the print.  My neighbor has the same print framed and hanging in her living room.  My print is really in bad shape and deteriorated but my colors of the print are in original shape.  My neighbor's print is all faded out.

I could crop the print down and frame it to look like this.  Again this is not of great value.  It is that history of it that fascinates me.  I will probably move it with us.

A day off for us today as we are wearing down physically.  My hands get pretty inflamed with the work that I am doing and I need to let them heal up a bit.  We have errands to do today and maybe a bookstore will be in our crosshairs sight today.

I hope everyone is well out there.  Thanks for stopping by today.


Mildred said...

Your wife's grandfather's rocking chair is very nice. So sorry your hands are inflamed. You have just over-used them. Hopefully, today you both will enjoy time away from home. Blessings,

Mildred said...

Thank you for sharing with me about the special butterfly bush you bought in memory of Button. I do hope you can plant another one on your new property this summer.
We purchased a dwarf butterfly bush to try. Hopefully it will do well.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I have an old rocking chair circa 1900, beautiful old spindles, I can only imagine the stories it can tell. Your wife's grandfather's chair looks like it could tell many stories, and I bet it's a comfy sit :)