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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Antique Parlor Chair and Bonnet

I am so excited to be participating in Vintage Thingie Thursday with Coloradolady and the gang!  It's been months since I've linked up...where have I been???  Take a few minutes to head over to Coloradolady's blog and visit a few of the VTT participants today!

This pretty bonnet was also found in that booth and it's likely that both came from the same old farmhouse on Washington's Whidbey Island.  The woman at the shop told me that they'd been taken  from an estate there and it's very probable that they'd been in that same home since they were first acquired!  I love the intricate beading and silky pink fabric.  This bonnet is in excellent condition with no marks or tears---it could have been made today!

This chair really is my prized piece of furniture!  I even called home for approval of it's purchase before handing over the big bucks!  While I don't trust any of us "grown ups" to sit in it, it makes an excellent portrait chair for the little ones!

Here's Avalon Grace on her 2nd birthday!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!



7 comments:

  1. those are so pretty... and the girl especially is!!! :)

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  2. Oh, I love your chair. I just love that needlepoint. It's gorgeous. You're lucky to find such a pristine piece. What a pretty princess sitting in it!!

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  3. What a pretty chair and gorgeous bonnet! Great finds in such beautiful condition. And such a pretty little girl too!
    *hugs*Deb

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  4. Beautiful chair! What a lovely find!

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  5. Hi Sarah, your chair is truly a wonderful purchase. Avalon Grace is a beautiful name and a beautiful little girl. The bonnet is lovely with the beading. Mostly they are plain.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  6. OH MY! Avalon Grace is beautiful! The chair is wonderful and I love old bonnets...but Avalon Grace takes the prize for beauty! ♥

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  7. What great vintage things. I am glad you had time to join us at VTT. I enjoyed visiting with you and seeing all your pretties.

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