Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Want.



My chrome obsession rages on. I need a new house for these, though. A big, modern, all new house.

Ok - - speaking of new houses, the ladies across the street just moved out. They sold their house to the people behind them. That couple now has two houses. What kind of impulse purchase is that?? What are they going to do with the second house? Rumor has it, the nanny will stay there. At what point do you look around Montlake and just conclude, it's not THAT great. If you can buy a second house, just move to Denny Blaine. Upgrade, people. Oy.

But I'm not bitter. At all.

13 comments:

Nick said...

True story: those chairs, I am almost certain, used to belong to me.

When I was a young Christian boy living at home in Wichita Falls, Texas, I fell in love with a great guy around my age, and I came out of the closet and moved in with him. We had few resources to outfit our home, and I found these exact chairs sitting in an unused lobby at my music school at Midwestern State University. I asked the head of the department if I could buy them, and he just let me have them for free. After I finished my senior year, we packed our things and drove our moving truck to Everett, Washington, where my boyfriend's family was. They lived in our home there for some years, until he broke with me and left with them to a new place. Months later, he abandoned nearly everything he owned and moved away. I don't know what happened to the chairs, but I can only assume that those are the ones he either sold or gave away or donated. I have many, many photos of them.

They were my most favorite furniture pieces in the whole, and I miss them all the time. They remind me of a different time, when I was 21, na├»ve, and newly in love—and that hurts a bit, like nostalgia ought to. What I wouldn't do to have them back again. Where did you find them?

Decorno said...

What a story! The chairs are at Pacific Galleries here in Seattle. Go get them, asap. You need them more than I do. :)

kelleyp said...

wow. i can't really beat Nick's story. However, was going to give you another bitter story about a woman and her family buying my friend's over a million dollar home, tearing it down only to build her two children a "play" park. Yes, that is correct. she tore down a perfectly good, and expensive, house so she could have behind her house a place for her children to play! ugh.

mary said...

Those are great chairs!!! Do as the French and Spanish do--use modern as counterpoint to antique. It is all in the mix and fearless is great.

Penelope Bianchi said...

Good Lord!

Of course; Nick is right. How spooky! He recognizes them just like one would recognize a child!
He HAS to get them! You are adorable to tell him, quite correctly.....that he needs them! favorite pieces are not as important as pets.....but close.......if you really love them........they have memories embedded in them.that all makes sense.

the person whose neighbor bought the house next door to make a play park. Was that in Los Angeles? If so; I know her! In fact; she is a client.

The good news about your neighbor buying the house next door. they will maintain it well!

My friends in Pasadena........(when we lived there) did not like the neighbors......so they bought the house next-door. A month later.....our house burned down. 1982. They arrived at 6 am with the keys to that house......and we were moved in by midnight......three daughters, two dogs, two cats.... and all of our furniture the firemen saved!!!!!!!!! it was a miracle.

Dig for the positives! They are there!
ps also the pet rat!

Penelope Bianchi said...

BTW Kelly........

It may seem like a waste to you.....but I must say it created more open space in your neighborhood...didn't it?
that sounds like a posiive to me!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes????

Penelope Bianchi said...

Welcome back Decorno.......we have missed you terribly. You have no idea.

"Crazy Pen"

doug @ tracery interiors said...

Goodness, it's a small world in the comment section of this post, isn't it? Nick and his chairs, Penelope's client living near Kelly...

Anonymous said...

Decorno, it makes me happy to see new posts.

Penelope, please start a blog. You are such an interesting character...

Miss Unsinkable said...

The pediatrician I went to as a little girl had those chairs and nelson clocks. He was so hip, it hurt.

I can even remember the font on his door - 70's doctor font.

Welcome back decorno - you were missed!

hello gorgeous said...

Actually, I love those chairs in an old house. I also like them with lambswool over them.

Anonymous said...

These are Milo Baughman chairs or style chairs. Thousands made.
Try ebay or 1stdibs.

Anonymous said...

But wait - we need an update. Did Nick go to Pacific Galleries? Were they indeed his chairs? Did he buy them? Or, did he take the kind advice of Anon (1/10/11) and search for Milo Baughman chairs on 1stdibs and/or eBay? I hope this has a hapy ending. Don't leave us hanging, Nick.