I missed last week but I'm back for this Thursday. Just got too busy to blog between the lost kitty & other stuff!
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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!