Wednesday, April 29, 2009

VTT

I missed last week but I'm back for this Thursday. Just got too busy to blog between the lost kitty & other stuff!
Colorado Lady hosts VTT so you can follow all the other VTT bloggers from her blog.

This week I have these two chairs to show. We acquired them around 1970 when DH was taking a photography class & went to an old warehouse to take pics. He found two old chairs, brought one home & showed me the photo of the other one this darling little chair & I made him go back & get it! Of course it looks different now, the original was a stained wood color.

I have no idea of it's age but I would guess 30's or so? The seat was wood originally & it was in reasonable condition just needed some TLC but a few years ago I painted it white [gasp] & put the padded seat on. I think it's charming & it now graces our guest room with a couple of ladylike throw pillows!
It is obviously a ladies chair, it's much too delicate for any of my grown men, but it was our oldest DS's chair for many years & it lived in his room. If he ever has a daughter I will give it to him! Maybe even if he has a boy..........

The other chair is an old oak piece with some rather lovely carving in the back and quite comfy to sit in. It was very weathered & DH restored it nicely.

Now, can any of you guess what this chair was used for before you read any further?



If you guessed a commode chair you would be right! We call it "The Potty Chair" & it resides in our bedroom & is a repository for DH's cast off clothing! [Beats the floor or the top of the door, lol!]
The lid & the front panel were missing so DH replaced them but they are now lighter in color because the older wood of the rest of the chair has darkened in the past 40 yrs. since we got it.



When you lift the lid here is what you see! A genuine vintage German potty! I found it while we were living in Germany in the '70's & it was the perfect complement for the potty chair.


It has a German maker's mark on the bottom but I have no idea what it is, it's quite faint.


To get the potty out there is a little trapdoor in the back of the chair-I can't get it open tonight, obviously we haven't used it lately, lol!

16 comments:

Marie Reed said...

Everyone needs a 'just in case' potty chair! Where did you live in Germany? I lived in Mainz for 8 years and just loved it!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy VTT! thanks for sharing your lovely chairs..

Ulla said...

That is a very clever chair!

Coloradolady said...

Happy VTT! What a cute little white chair and a charming story to go along with it. I love your potty chair, I have seen one like it before, but I can not remember where. Nice post today.

ClassyChassy said...

Truly SURPRISING! Such a beautiful chair, so rock your troubles away, in more ways than one! YIKES! Thanks for sharing it!

Elizabeth said...

How great that you found a perfect potty for your chair. Glad you're back this week.
I am hosting a bunch of giveaways this week. It ends Friday night. Hope you'll check it out.

foxxy said...

Ha ha! I've never seen one of those before but I think potty chair is very fitting. LOL!

caren said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am so glad to meet someone who shares my love for carousel horses! Your quilts are beautiful - someday, I'm going to learn how to quilt! Also, I don't mean to be dense, but what is VTT?

Susan said...

That is the best potty chair--conversation piece! Fantastic find with both chairs.

Papermoonies said...

wow your vintage find is fantastic.
I dont recall how I found your blog, but here I be. I live in California. I am now a follower of you and wanted to just say hello.
Let you know if you should want to come and see my blog.
I am hosting a giveaway for this week. More to come after that. I am an Artist in San Diego.
Give me a follow...
Cheers.
p.s. I wish I could find the patience to quilt..http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com

Suze said...

We have one of those chairs and several years ago when I was confined to bed for 6 weeks it sure came in handy.

farmlady said...

Both chairs are great. The white rocker is lovely. The Potty chair is just wonderful. My Mom would have loved this when she was little. She use to tell me how she had to balance over a "commode" that was stored under the bed. A chair would have been so much easier.

Donna said...

What great chairs you have!

CC said...

Oooo, I love both your chairs. They're lovely and I never would have guessed the purpose of the last one... Happy VTT....

Bea said...

Ros, both chairs are wonderful. It's cool that you found the pot to go in the chair.

Dawn said...

I"m afraid I have a thing for chairs and have to resist buying them--too bad I've never found a cute potty chair like yours!