9/6/12

Seat of the Week: Windsor Chair.

The Windsor chair is a classic, most definitely. An iconic chair but not in the way that an Eames chair or a Bertoia is. When I see a Windsor, I see history. I see Americana. It kind of warms my heart. I'm sure, if your mom is anything like mine, you either grew up with them or sat on one at some point in your childhood. Country charm all the way. There is something so homey about it. I can still remember what the seat feels like, with it's shape carved out to fit a big old booty. We had these chairs around our dining room table at every house I ever lived in growing up so they are a bit sentimental to me. But I also love the versatility of this chair. It works in a modern setting as well as a rustic one. The spindles still feel fresh and add so much character. I, of course, love a vintage Windsor with plenty of patina and wear. If I could pick a Christmas chair, it would be this one. All gathered around a roaring fireplace, twinkling lights in the background, eating mashed potatoes and drinking red wine. Wait, did I just mention Christmas? 
17 weeks my friends!
I start feeling pretty nostalgic this time of year. I am, literally, craving a few moments in this seat. You know. For old times sake. 


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