Home of Bob and Caroline Boniello, photograph by Kindra Clineff for Country Living)
Home of Billy Reid, photograph by Justin Bernhaut for Country Living
Home of Dan and Lisa Tiemann, photograph by Laura Moss for Country Living.
Design by EddieRoss, photograph by James Merrell for Country Living
I had a rocking chair as a little girl, and I loved it. I used to sit in it and watch lightning storms out of my window, with my feet propped up on the hot water radiator.
And what child doesn’t love cild-sized furniture? It’s novel and fun and fitting. So when I found this sweet little rocker at Salvation Army for $7 I had to pick it up.
It is for the most part quite sturdy (just some wood glue needed for one spot) and just needs to be cleaned up. I’m thinking once I’ve sanded it down I’ll refinish it in a darker stain. Painting would be easier (and I’ve got some navy blue paint already), but I think the wood would maintain it’s charm better.
It has all this neat old blackened hardware and a cool slatted seat. I’ve never seen a chair quite like it, and I’m very excited to give it to the kids. Hopefully it will be loved for many years!
How is it December already?! Life has been busy, and as it always is in December, it will remain that way for a while. Luckily I’ve had a good start on the kids’ Christmas presents. And I’m very happy to have L’s little doll quilt finished.
I must say, it was delightful to pick through my stash and select all of the prettiest, girliest fabrics I could find.
And I had just enough of this lovely scalloped lace to adorn the top edge. It was in a bag of lace and trim I received years ago from my mother-in-law, and I’m so glad I finally have a special enough project to use it on.
I’m dying to give L her doll crib right now - I know she’ll love it and use it a lot! But alas, I’ll have to wait until Christmas. Besides, it still needs to be sanded and painted.
All in all the quilt was a pretty quick and straightforward project… All the satisfaction of quilting, yet only a fraction of the time and frustration!
I realize that it’s crooked and imperfect - but I’ve resigned to the fact that I’ll never be a straight quilter. And I think quilts can get away with imperfection. It’s called “charm”, right? ;)