Saturday, 27 June 2009

Finders keepers...

Woke up bright and early on Saturday morning, well as we do everyday as Oscar, our very own little alarm clock decides that's how it is. But today I thought I'm actually going to leave the house bright and early too and have a little look at the local car boot sale on the green.

Oscar and I had a good nose around all the stalls and I did manage to find a few nice little bits. And I felt content when on the final row a lovely lady had some old buttons for me and also a whole range of brand new brightly coloured buckets and spades for Oz. So we left the car boot feeling happy with our purchases. In fact Oscar was fast asleep but I felt happier knowing I had also got him something!

As it was such a beautiful day we decided to walk home along the beach and I can't describe how thrilled I am that we did, as this is where I found this little gem of a chair. Just sitting amongst some other bits and bobs outside a house, with a sign saying 'please help yourself'. That was it, I sat straight on that chair and thought its actually quite comfy and rang my husband, who is a man who has a van, so super handy for these situations!

It is in need of some love and attention but my lovely mum is an upholsterer so I shall have to speak very kindly to her . (Hi Mum) I couldn't wait to tell her about my find and once I began stripping the chair and discovered it had an iron frame work back, she seemed very impressed and said it is more than likely an original early Victorian chair.

Now I am on the search for that perfect fabric and I shall keep you posted on the progress of the makeover. Thanks for stopping by.

This was one of my purchases. Only £1, I can't decide whether to paint it or leave it gold?


  1. What a fab chair. And I look forward to seeing the makeover and your decision with the mirror.

  2. It's a gorgeous shape - it will look lovely once it's reuphostered.

  3. Hello Kate, what a find, she will look stunning with a little tlc, and one of your handmade cushions with your Mums pretty buttons on.
    Bertie x

  4. What a gorgeous chair: it makes me think of old fashioned cinemas, feather boas, brownie cameras ... can't wait to see it revived!

    Your mirror is a lovely find for a £1. It looks great just as it is.


Oscar by the seaside.

Oscar by the seaside.