Saturday, July 30, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me?

Why not, lol!  Cathy [queen of sewing machines, see this post] called me this afternoon.  She'd been garage-saling.....and she wanted to show me her treasures.  She swung by on her way home, and pulled a vintage red chair out of her car...and told me Happy Birthday!!!

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It cost her all of $3!  I couldn't believe it.  I'd been looking for one for a very, very long time, to go with my retro table...

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And she found one!!!  Look how well it goes with my table!

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It is SO comfy and fits me to a T.  Thank you Cathy, I love you girl!  Now what gorgeous thing can I do for her....hm, maybe I can find her a treadle machine, I'd better get looking!

Hermione says "Can I have this old chair now, mom?"  No Hermione, that one goes back to grandma - she needs it for sitting at her easel!

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A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.  ~Author Unknown

Edit - no, it's not my birthday, that was last March - but I told her we can celebrate our birthdays anytime, lol - thanks for the wishes though!

47 comments:

Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday Allie. Great chair & how lovely of you friend to give it to you as a gift. Looks great with your table. I just love your gorgeous furbaby. Hugs,

carol fun said...

That chair is perfect! Have a happy happy birthday!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

How much fun was that!!! It matches perfect. Happy Birthday!!

Billie

Mary said...

What a fun birthday present. Happy Birthday to you!! Love your kitty. She is so pretty.

paulette said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALLIE!! LOVE the chair!! Goes perfect with your table!! Don't you just love gal friends who appreciate all the things that you do!! Have a good one!
P

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh WOW Allie!!! What a VERY COOL chair! And it matches your VERY COOL table!! Great find. Great friend :-)

Dandelion Quilts said...

So cool. I love all things retro, don't you?

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful surprise and it fits with that table perfectly, even the legs have the same curved lines.

Debbie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

what a wonderful friend....goes so well with your table Allie...

Sandra :) said...

Happy unbirthday, LOL! Great chair - great score by Cathy!!

Hermione looks rather queenly in her ... I mean your ... chair. Tell her that Zoomer is getting his strength back and says hello!

Penny said...

Happy Belated Birthday Allie! I always tell my children to feel free to celebrate my birthday or Mother's Day anytime of the year! Happy stitching on your new chair!

Fiona said...

Great chair... friends who celebrate anytime birthdays are so special....
Hugz

Shari said...

Love the chair! What a great friend!!

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful friend and the pefect chair for your table. Love the quote about friendship...so true!

Margaret said...

Looking through my favourites list I came across your blog again and Happy Birthday even if I am a bit late and those sewing machines, never heard of some of them , great chair you might miss the wheels though.

Vicki ♥ said...

Love the chair Allie and it does go with the table perfectly. You have a lovely friend to think of you when she saw it for sale. :)
Hugs Vicki xx

shez said...

lovely post Allie and lucky you that chair is great with your table

VivJM said...

Cool chair!!

Carol said...

Love the friendship quote! And I really love your thoughts on birthdays! Let's just celebrate anytime! LOVE IT! What a cute chair!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Cute red chair. I like how the back legs have a nice curve to them. Looks like it is in great shape for it's age.

Happy Me Day! I think we should be able to celebrate any day not just our birthdays. Birthday presents are nice but it's those unexpected gifts that bring us true joy.

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Allie!! Of course, it's your birthday - you can declare your birthday whenever you want! LOL

Years ago I had a kitchen table and chairs very similar to yours. It was free from a salvage store and had the word 'salvage' in big bold letters across the table top. Ugh! A pretty table cloth and no one knew. :-)

Sue said...

Sweet chair! Love the color too. We had some similar when I was a kid only in yellow! This brought back some great memories!

Happy birthday!

Val said...

I LOVE your chair. How sweet of her to do that! It is so perfect!

Jan said...

Perfect red chair for your table! How thoughtful of your friend. Beach Boys just make you want to dance!!!!

June said...

I've got a chair similar to that, but it is brown...I think original upholstery, too. Love it! Love your cat pictures.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I was going to say...surely a year hasn't passed already! Love your chair. What a great friend you have. Love that little flower picture behind Hermione. Is it applique?

Doniene said...

Awesome!!!! It's perfect!

Heather x said...

wow look at that awesome chair! I love retro too, kids think I'm mad getting old furniture instead of buying new. I tell them that the old stuff was alot better build quality than the new....look at the thickness of the metal on your new chair as an example....would a brand new chair have that kind of stability? I think not lol.
Glad its not your real birthday my friend....thought I'd lost a year there lol.

donna said...

Happy Birthday Allie. Love your red chair what a sweet friend.
Hugs
donna

Loris said...

Perfect! Have a great time at the ol'sewing machine :-) what a sweet friend!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cool! What a great friend! Have a happy week!

Lyn said...

Hello Allie, what a perfect match and unexpected gift....Hugs Lyn

Too many eggs said...

love the chair what a great find

Sew Useful Designs said...

What a fantastic find!!!! And what a sweetie your friend is! The chair is PERFECT for your table!!! Oh - and happy birthday sweetie - as you say - even though it was in March, why not?!!!!!

Hugs!!!!! Vikki xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Dolores said...

Well, I'm glad you got your chair. We have a table - retro- that is pink. It used to have green sort of matching chairs. The reason behind that was that my mom liked the way the green ones felt more than the pink ones that came with the table. We have no chairs left and I think the table is in my son's basement... They don't make them like they used to.

Linda said...

Chair is awesome!! Well, I guess it could be happy early birthday to you! :-)

Val said...

Great chair Allie. Hermione certainly looks put out! We have to have three chairs out the back. One for the cat!

marina said...

the chair goes so well with your table. What a wonderful friend to think of you.
Miss Hermione is so pretty she deserves her own regal throne.

Marilyn said...

Love the chair - its amazing how well it matches your table. Enjoy many happy hours using it.
What a super friend to think of you and to know just the chair for you.
Hugs, Marilyn xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Perfect partners!! Lovely friend! I love the saying at posts end....I was about to wish you many happies but read your insert before I did. LOL!
Michelle xx

Mama Spark said...

AWE! Lucky ducky you! Aren't friends the BESTEST??

Em said...

You can imagine how much I loved when you wrote anytime is good time to CELEBRATE! a birthday. So fun and isn't it wonderFULL having lovely friends. Happy Toosday! Em

Ivory Spring said...

What a sweet friend you have, Allie! I am a bit jealous.... just kidding. What a happy chair too! :)

Talin's Corner said...

Your chair is so retro! I have a wooden one with really funky fabric (60's). It belonged to my mom and she has now passed it on to me since she no longer uses it. Now, how can we get rollers on the chairs?

QuiltKorner said...

I have the exact table in my sewing room that I sew on.

Mama Pea said...

That is a great chair! Love the red color and the shape of the legs. It goes great with your retro table. So cool!

Carrie P. said...

Alice in Wonderland calls it an "UnBirthday" When my kids were little I would surprise them with unbirthdays just for fun.
Happy Unbirthday.
A perfect chair for your table.

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