Remember last January when I was talking about getting hand or shoe chairs? Of course you do. We had some space open up for seating in my work area when we got rid of a refrigerator. Who wouldn’t remember such a momentus event?Anyway, back then Don was down with the shoe chair idea until he found some pew-like seats at a thrift store. They were endlessly more effective for seating so he bought and installed those. I was bummed. My bummed-ness was completely unfounded too because Don’s furniture choice was obviously the right one, no question. The pews seat 5 people. And they have storage space. Being unfoundedly bummed made me a little angry. So I stopped thinking shoe chair.
Then today we wandered into a pawn shop on Willy Street and there, up high on a shelf was a brand new shoe chair! I don’t know what the odds of that were–there wasn’t any other furniture in the joint. The inventory was about 90% jewelry and musical instruments. The dude who sold us the chair was really nice. When we got there he was lugging in a 25lb bag of bird seed. He took a lot of time and effort feeding wildlife outside behind the pawn shop and boasted openly about saving the life of an injured and nearly hairless squirrel by feeding it day old scones from Lazy Jane’s Cafe. I’m not so big on squirrels but people who look out for the critters are ok by me. Anyway, as a bonus, it turns out that shoe chairs are actually very comfortable to sit in. So we bought it! Hooray!
Also, I successfully photographed the world’s ugliest lamp:
It’s that green one. I don’t know what it was made out of–fiberglass maybe? And it looks like the bases are engaged in some kind of struggle. And the shades are such weird shapes. If you frequent antique and pawn shops you know that the number of participants in the ugly lamp contest is so vast it’s pretty much impossible to pick a winner. Until today. I win!
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