Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Favorite Finds: Lindsay's Chair

If you've ever shopped for jewelry online, then you are most likely already familiar with Simon and Ruby, an amazing jewelry shop run by Lindsay Farrer. Lindsay and I met years ago through very dear mutual friends and I've loved seeing her business flourish! She and her husband Micah recently moved and I have been eagerly awaiting photos of their new house - so I was very pleased when she agreed to contribute to Favorite Finds!

What is your favorite find and where did you find it?

Gosh, it is so hard to narrow it down! My favorite find lately would have to be the awesome bright yellow velvet chair that I found at the Habitat Restore downtown.

Did you know right away it was coming home with you? Were you looking for a piece like this or did you have to rearrange to make it fit?

As soon as I rounded the corner and saw it in all of its brilliant lemony glory, I knew I had to have it. What sealed the deal is when another lady glanced in the same direction as the chair and I suddenly couldn't get to the register fast enough. I knew it would clash terribly with my sofa, but I was willing to find a home for it. I just could not have passed it up and I'm pretty sure I did a little dance when I found it. You can't pass up the things in life that incite a little dancing. Plus, it was my birthday. You get anything you want on your birthday, right?

Did you have to do any restoration to the piece?

The chair was in such great shape, I haven't had to do anything to it. There is a small little rip in the bottom hem of the skirt, but it also happens to be blocked by a little side table, so you would never know. It was definitely loved in its previous home.

Where does it "live" now in your house?

In our new home, we have an empty spot in front of the fireplace. The room is large and open, so it was nice to bring another pop of yellow in. Apparently, my new favorite color is yellow, I keep finding myself drawn to yellow and gold. I'll probably move it around and add some floor cushions near it at some point, but so far so good!

Any other details we should know?

From the moment the chair came in the house, my cats now fight over who gets to sleep in it. They even sit on top of each other sometimes (which NEVER happens anywhere else in the house.) I'm convinced that the little old lady that owned it before me must have stuffed it with catnip.

Why do you love buying second hand?

I love the idea that an item was previously loved. It has a story, it has already lived another life before it even makes it to your home. I prefer to be surrounded by things that have a history, there is a certain romance to it.

Lindsay, thank you so much for participating! That chair is GORGEOUS and I love the way you've styled it! Those pillows are so cute!

If you have a favorite find you would like to contribute, please email me!

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  1. Super pretty! And it looks so comfortable too! And yes, cats are great judges of chairs. I have two in my house that I've never been able to sit in since they came through the door. I also believe that one should let their happy dances guide them.

  2. that is a great chair! we are looking for a cool one to replace the cool one we have that has gotten ripped up by a certain fat cat.

  3. Jamie!
    Thank you so much for letting me share my chair. I have two little furry creatures currently fighting over who gets custody of the chair this evening. :) I love OwlReally and am so honored to be on here!

  4. My maiden name way back when was Farrar...and I have a niece named Lindsay Farrar...for a moment I thought you were interviewing my niece, and then I saw that she spells it differently.


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