Time for another favorite thing – our ‘red checked’ chair. I bought this years ago when we were still living in San Diego. I loved it the moment I saw it. The price was great and it was adjustable. But there was another reason I fell for this sweet piece of furniture. My grandparents lived in two different houses during my childhood. Both houses had a den. They had a set of furniture for the den that was exactly the style of this chair. The wood on their furniture was a shiny maple and the cushions were a different fabric, but oh the memories this chair evoked! It was exactly the same style down to the wide arms. One can place a book on the arms, or a drink, or a piece of needlework. I love the arms. (Don’t you wish the arm rests on a plane were this wide?) And I love the red checked cushions.
We had it in our den in San Diego. When we moved East and rented for four years, we had to put many pieces in storage – our little home was too small for them. This chair was stored and we missed its presence in our daily lives. Not long after we moved to Mockingbird Hill Cottage, we rented a truck and drove south to our storage facility. Our round oak coffee table, the loveseat, and this chair were among the things that were packed on the truck and brought to the cottage.