I found this chair a few weeks ago at a local peddlers mall. It is original..solid…and from the 1940’s. A perfect desk chair for Bill’s office. It was marked $60 and quite frankly it was a steal at that price…but I happened to be there when the owner was there and she offered it to me for $50. I couldn’t turn it down. I don’t have to do a thing to it…just a little clean up and a bit of oil for shine. It’s a beaut Clark, I tell ya, a beaut….(sorry, had to be said…)


So you can imagine my enjoyment…while thumbing through the current Potterybarn catalog…I happened upon this….


huh….that’s funny….looks just like my chair…oh, but wait….it’s $399 !!!! Yeah….I like mine a lot more than this one ;)

That’s all. Goodnight ;)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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    1. I do too! The tag on the back is from a small midwestern company. And we researched it…they sold this exact chair between the 1920’s and 40’s….I love the age!!

  1. Love that chair… and love the Vacation reference. :) your blog is such an inspiration. Because of you I had the courage to completely redo my stairs…all on my own and disconnected my sink last week all by myself. :) You wouldn’t happen to have a video for reconnecting it would you:) Ha!

  2. Love the chair and love that it’s so much cheaper than the Pottery Barn one (and nicer looking). I love when furniture has a story to it (how old it is, where you got/found it, what kind of deal you got on it, etc.). BTW, I’m new to your blog and wanted to say how lovely your home is and how much I enjoy reading your posts. Your board & batten entrance inspired me to do ours – just finished it last Thursday – painted the walls Light French Grey like yours and absolutely love it. I had also been toying with the idea of painting/staining my stairs and once I saw your post on doing yours, I made up my mind to do it. Now that the B & B is finished in the entrance, that will be my next project….so excited! :)

  3. Love your chair!!! It’s great having pieces that have a history – it always makes me feel like I have a connection to the past! Lucky you for finding such a great deal too!!

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