Monday, February 21, 2011

Trading Up

I made a great trade with my Dad last weekend.

Dad has been using this gorgeous old office chair at his home desk for the past few years.
He spends a lot of time at his desk reading, doing the daily crossword puzzle, and keeping my Mom company while she sews.

Well, at 81 years of age, my Dad was finding this wasn't the most comfortable chair.  
As luck would have it I had an office chair in my basement that was not being used (sorry, no picture, but just imagine a typical fabric covered office chair.  Not pretty, but comfortable).  

So we negotiated a friendly trade.  Dad got my chair and I got his.
And the great part.......we both feel like we got the best end of the deal!

Look at the old leather on this chair.
Aged to perfection!

I'm linking up with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday because this trade was both nifty and thrifty!

Happy Tuesday.

Jane

32 comments:

  1. You did good - that chair has character!

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  2. Jane, this one has lots of character and since it belonged to your dad, I suspect it hold lots of memories. Great trade! ;-)
    ~ Sarah

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  3. I'd say you got a great deal! Great character.

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  4. how sweet...the trade between you and your dad...what a sweet memory that will make one day. By the way, think you got the better deal! LOL Tiff

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  5. I have my Dad's desk chair. I got after he was gone, and it is where I sit today and blog! It is amazing the love and wisdom that I feel coming from this old beat up chair!

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  6. Oh, that chair is a beauty...and so wonderful it was your Dad's, too, makes it all the more special!

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  7. Nice to know both "keisters" will be comfy : D

    xx
    z

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  8. Great trade! I love the curves on the chair!

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  9. Fab looking chair and how nice it is that you both feel you got a good result from the trade.

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  10. Isn't that the best kind of deal? Both thinking you got the best of it? The worn leather makes me think of vintage cars with leather upholstry and walnut dash. :) xx

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  11. That looks like one solid chair to me! Great trade off Jane!

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  12. What a great trade Jane and the fact that it was your Dad's makes the trade even more special.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  13. Hi Jane!
    What a wonderful worn, old leather chair. And the best part is that it's your Dad's! What a precious heirloom.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  14. Eighty One and still keeps your Mother company while she sews. Got to love that!

    Your Dad loves his girls and yes that was a great trade.

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  15. Great chair! I love not only the leather but the line of it.

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  16. what a wonderful chair!!! perfect!

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  17. If I was voting I'd say you got the better trade!
    Love the last two projects, esp the sunburst! Great job and great trade!
    Dee Dee

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  18. Hey Jane, I think you got the best end of the deal, but as long as you're both happy that's all that matters! The fact that it was your dad's makes it all the more special! By the way, I love your bulleitn board from your last post ~ awesome!! Hugs, Julie

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  19. Great trade! You (and your dad!) rock!!

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  20. What a fabulously handsome old chair...definitely a focal point.

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  21. Well done Jane and you took good care of your Dad!

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  22. I don't know, it looks to me like you might have the better end of this deal. What a fabulous old chair. It looks like it's been so loved.

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  23. So fun to trade! You did good on your end. I mean I bet your end looks good in that chair. haha

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  24. Gotta love Dads! Who else would give you the chair out from under them?
    Yup, we're all gonna agree that you got the better end of the deal.
    Susanne.

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  25. Oh YES what a FABULOUS trade Jane....You know if I were out & about in the Hard Rubbish & saw a chair like this I would likely EXPIRE on the spot from excitement....SERIOUSLY....!

    ENJOY your NEW TO YOU Treasure....!

    Cheers,
    Tamarah :o)

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