Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Great Looking Chair!

I wanted to show you what my cousin Amber did with the throw that she bought at the estate sale on Saturday. Click here to look at the post. Amber has great taste, and I wish she would start a blog. All of you ladies who are interested in home decor would LOVE her ideas and taste.

This picture is from her screened porch which is on the second level of her home overlooking a beautiful lake. I really like the rustic look of Amber's porch. Note the little fairy garden on top of the barrel next to the chair.
Below the picture, I copied and pasted what she told me about the chair through an email.


From Amber:
I also wanted to show you what I did with the blanket. During Antique Alley, I bought this Amish rocker from Ben. Vickie got one like it a couple of years ago that was in perfect condition and I have been so envious ever since. The one I got from Ben had been painted forest green and burgundy! Yuck! I thought I would have the patience to strip it, but after I got started, I discovered why the Strip Shop charges what they do. That's when I decided to get out the trusty black spray paint. It's not the same as Vickie's, but it is so comfy and I think the blanket just sets it off! I paid $50 for it and most of the ones I've seen are in the $600 range, so I think I can live with it. It's on the screened porch, as is the table I bought at the other sale. I'll send you a picture of it when I have a chance. Also, I found some precious brown/ivory zebra fabric to cover the cushion of the bamboo chair. When it's finished I'll send you a pic of it, too. We had a really good time Saturday, too. It was a perfect day, especially to ride around in Vick's car...I'm glad y'all had fun, too.

Thanks Amber for sharing your chair and porch with us!

Can't you tell that she has excellent taste?

Thanks for stopping by and please leave Amber a comment! She checks my blog on a regular basis, and I know she would like to hear from you all!
Maybe we'll make a blogger out of her afterall! LOL

25 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Cousin Amber...

Diane is right! You should be doing your own blog!! Your chair and throw are beautiful out on your porch!! And, I like how you write!!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Dawn said...

Good morning Diane and Amber. The chair is gorgeous. I think the black is a striking color. The throw is very nice as well. I can only imagine what your view is like. Amber, I hope you have many happy years with your chair enjoying the view of the lake.

take care,
Dawn

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is gorgeous...chair, blanket, fairy garden, porch. Every bit of it.

Amber, please start a blog. You will enjoy it so much and we will not only enjoy but benefit from your talents!

Darlene said...

I LOVE everything about the chair, blanket, fairy garden, etc. Amber, you really do need to join us in blogging!!!

Sandy Toes said...

Love that chair...the blanket is great too! How fun...a black can of paint can do wonders!
-Sandy Toes

Smilingsal said...

The sweet chair would be turned toward the view if I were to sit in it. I think that view must be awesome. Thanks, Diane, for sharing.

Rambling Girl said...

So pretty Diane. You must tell Amber she needs to blog with us. Would love to see more of her stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

OK, Amber...you HAVE to start blogging. I promise you will love it and we need to see more of your beautiful "touches". Thanks, Diane for sharing.

Nola @ Alamo North said...

Amber, Get Diane to help you start a blog, you will love it. Your rocker is a sensational find, it is so sweet!

Diane, Thanks for sharing with us, please do keep encouraging Amber to create a blog. Blogging's been one of the most enjoyable things I've done for myself!

Bo said...

Hi Diane...enjoyed this post today...and Amber, we got to see just enough of your porch that we want MORE! You are lucky to have Diane to help you start a blog...she's got a goody! ;-) Bo

Pat said...

Hi Diane and Amber!

The chair and throw look great and I love the fairy garden in the box too!

Yes, Amber, you too can have a blog! :-)) It's fun and it fires up the imagination so much! Give it a try!

Hugs, Pat

pammiejo said...

Amber - get that camera out and start your blog. Everyone would love seeing your creativity and eye for a good deal. Listen to Diane! PAM

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Woo Hoo for Amber - she's good, huh? Try to talk her into starting a blog. Tell her we'll all come to visit!!

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

That IS a beauty! Love the throw on it, too....I would definitely visit her blog!

Gretchen said...

Diane and Amber,

I love the chair and the throw. There is nothing better in the fall that hanging out on a screened porch with a blanet. Maybe a good book too.

Let's see more Amber.

Gretchen

Anonymous said...

I would love to sit in this chair right now!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Diane, Thanks for sharing this!

And to Amber, The chair is fabulous! I love the design of it...very unique! And the makeover it turned out great! I agree, you should start a blog and share more wonderful inspiration with us! :) ~Rhonda

nikkicrumpet said...

Way to go Amber! It looks beautiful..and the blanket is such a perfect touch...now lets see pictures of the whole room!!!!

MizSmoochieLips said...

What a great lookin' chair! And I really like the cute little mini garden in a box there on the table!

Nancy said...

Hi Amber, Love the chair and the blanket! I am sure you will enjoy them! You will have to join the bloggy world! It's addicting..LOL. Nancy

The Berry's Patch said...

Love the fairy garden! The chair looks so comfy. I could curl up and read a book in that chair and then fall asleep. Awwww, that sounds good.

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Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Diane and Amber! Amber, Diane is Right you need to start your own blog now that Diane teased us with a pic of your porch! Just beautiful! Diane, keep after her you'll get her to start one like Kelli did! Now I need to comment on her wedding dress - Absolutely Gorgeous bride!!!(Groom is good lookin too-no wonder they have gorgeous kids!!!!) Sincerely, Jeannette

Ms. Tee said...

So sweet that she has a little fairy garden. Thanks also for your comment on my pumpkins. :)