I’ve decided to start of series of McCoy Monday posts. As many of you know, I collect McCoy Pottery, and I thought it would be fun to share some favorite pieces over the course of several weeks. I’m a little bit late getting this post up today, but I promise I’ll do better next Monday. This flower pot is in my favorite of the McCoy colors. As with a true aqua, sometimes it looks a little greener, sometimes it looks a little bluer. This particular color of McCoy is entirely responsible for my growing love of aqua, robin’s egg blue, and turquoise. As I began to buy more pieces in this color, I found myself using aqua in my decorating. And so it began. This pattern is called Sand Dollar and I have two of them.
The $5 chair? Are you interested? Husband and I were out and about yesterday. I was looking for little presents for a swap I am taking part in. Don was along for the ride. We went into one shop and before I knew it, Don was calling out for me to ‘come look at this chair!’ It was marked, $5 today only. It wasn’t something I would normally be drawn to, but darned if I didn’t start to like it. Don was thinking he could use it when he sings and performs in public, which he can, of course, but I thought it might look good with the spinet desk, too. The chair we had there was too big, if you remember, and I thought this one might be better in that regard. It is made by Thonet (the original label is on the underside of the chair.) Thonet was famous for making wonderful bentwood chairs. Don paid the $5 and while he was standing there waiting for me, someone offered him $25 for it. Hmmm. We could have made a profit. But instead, we brought it home with us.
It is battered and scuffed, especially on the lower legs, but you know I like my furniture a bit loved and distressed. I also love mixing styles because I like an eclectic look. Oh, and look at the nailhead trim:
I’m liking this little bargain. So far, Don is winning the battle of the bargains. He found the dollhouse table which is a beautiful cream-colored coffee table for $10.50 and now this chair for $5.00.
I intend to give him a run for his money.