WE picked up the rocker at the antique shop on Monday. The slats are made of oak and the bent wood arms, legs, and accent parts are hickory.
I was amazed hickory could be bent into circles. I like the colors in this chair. I'll be playing around with the stool and chair, to see where I like it best.
This is how the ends are taper cut. The finish is like a spar varnish. Could be shellac. I should have asked Ted, he knows that kind of thing.
Monday's sunny start. I love these kind of mornings. Hope all of you are doing well. Those that had so much snow, wishing you a speedy dig out. Less than two months till spring, if that can help any. Stay strong. XO
that is a beautiful chair, wow, the workmanship is amazing, beautiful sunrise too!!ReplyDelete
Laurie, I did not even know you could bend hickory...it's a hard wood. I love how pretty this chair looks. Hope you are doing well and staying warm. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Beautiful rocker, Susie. I can only imagine the work and time that went into making it. Hugs, NancyReplyDelete
Nancy, This chair looks pristine, no cracks or breaks. I really got a good deal on it too. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Very pretty. A lot of workmanship went into it. xoxo SuReplyDelete
Hi Su, Yes, you can see the care when you see it in person. I love how nice it looks. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Beautiful, rustic rocker! A nice match with the stool. And, it even looks comfortable!ReplyDelete
Vee, I really am not a rocker person, but this chair is spotless...I loved how well it went with the stool. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
I love bent wood!ReplyDelete
Funny to me is tha fact that I never knew hickory could be bent. I used to own what they call a bent wood rocker..it had a rattan seating. That old chair is long gone now. LOL. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
If that chair is an original, it's worth some bucks, Susie..good find..I used to go antiquing a lot..HAve a great dayReplyDelete
Missy, This chair is in excellent shape...so I do not think it could be so very old...but I will check it out. I honestly got a very good deal on it. I like the way it looks with this stool. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
I'm in LOVE with that rocker! Is it Amish made?ReplyDelete
Oh Honey I don't know. I will asked the shop lady more when I see her again. This chair is perfect not flaws or breaks. I'll let you know what I find out. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Susie, I love your rocker-how very cool with the oak and hickory.ReplyDelete
Love the sky; we've been getting some like that too. Hope you are having a good week.
Noreen, I absolutely love colorful sunsets.:) This rocker is in great shape.So nice. Blessings to you, xoxo,SusieDelete
Very special rocker, Susie! Sunshine and warmer temps have erased any sign of last week's snow here. -xo NellieReplyDelete
Nellie, I think you and I are blessed to lose one build up of snow before another comes along. I do like this chair, I will have to play around with it. Bless you, xoxo,SusieDelete
love the bent wood rocker. I have one in the attic, not as nice as yours. I should drag it out, clean it up and use it somewhere! I had forgotten all about it.ReplyDelete
Viv, That will be great if you use your rocker somewhere. Maybe on your nice porch. What else are you hiding in the attic...any more treasures? LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo,SusieDelete
The bent wood rocker is beautiful, Susie. They have always looked so comfortable to me..Happy Wednesday..JudyReplyDelete
Judy, This rocker maybe the best thing next to the fireplace. Makes me want to crochet. :)I can rock Max when he comes over. :) Blessings to you, xoxo,SusieDelete
When I read the title of this post, my first thought was: what kind of wood to burn in the stove. Oops...guess you won't be burning those beautiful pieces! I'm sure you'll find the perfect spot for them. Blessings, CindyReplyDelete
Cindy, We do burn oak and hickory. Hickory pops at times. LOL Yes, I'll be playing around to find the right spot for this rocker. Bless you, xoxo,SusieDelete
Beautiful morning sky, Susie. I can't see a word I am typing here...weird! Anyway..love the hair and hoe this makes sense. Trying to get a few blog visits in tonight while hubby is feeling good. xo DianaReplyDelete
Who you calling a Hoe? LOL...you kind of lost me on the Hoe and Hair comment....you drinking again? LOL. Diana, bless your heart, I just love you girl.I hope your husband is resting well. Hug him and all the kids for me. xoxo,SusieDelete
Susie your rocker is made by the Amish. They make these almost exclusively. It could be an antique but they currently make these. They used to sell for $200. The quality is excellent and they are beautiful. I am surprised that the shop owner didn't give you that information. Maybe they are only made in Ohio by the Amish, I don't know. HugsReplyDelete
Debby, Mountain Mama asked me if this was Amish made.I told her I would find out and let her know. Thank you for this info. Ted just told me he thinks it's a newly made piece. Blessings to you, xoxo,SusieDelete
What a nice treasure you've found. The rocker and stool are both so neat. I trust the rocker is comfy!ReplyDelete
Hi Liz, I like the chair and stool together..they seem to fit. I truly wanted it for a porch...but I do not have an enclosed one...so it'll be okay inside for now. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
This is simply charming, Susie, and I love the idea of your having a "corner" in the theme (especially with that chic red-strip bear "table") until you get your sunroom.ReplyDelete
I've been sorta out of the loop of everything since Christmas, with so much going on and Caro in the hospital, but we're all recovering and re-couping now. I've dropped in a couple of times (how your glorious PINK morning skies cheered my days in this iron-cold weather).
So glad to see you cheery and warm and out and about with all your errands and shoveling. You young folks do beat all, with all that energy.
Sorry you had a loved one in then hospital...that not easy any time of the year. I do love beautiful sunrise and sunsets...God is so good. Thank you for the young folk though...I actually older than dirt.:) Blessings, stay healthy and safe. xoxo, SusieDelete
Susie, your hickory chair is so cute, very unique. It looks just the right size for a grandchild. Is it sturdy enough for adults too? I'd love to see where you decide to put it.ReplyDelete
Have a nice Thursday afternoon, Susie. It's supposed to rain this weekend again.
Sheri, This rocker is adult sized...it's just the back slat are very narrow. Debby thinks it's made by the Amish. I will check that out. I pray you do not get too uch rain...I saw where some places in your state had way too much rain..., Blessings , be safe. love you, SusieDelete
Of all the trees on our farm, hickory is one of the most treasured. Beautiful wood....ReplyDelete
Jackie, We had a big beautiful hickory in front ...great shade..lots of nasty nuts to pick up . We had a bad storm in the spring and it knocked the top out of the tree and now we know it'll have to be taken down. But we will save the wood for the fireplace. Blessings to you, xoxo,SusieDelete
I really like that chair and love the sunrise shot.ReplyDelete
Thanks Boston Boy. Hoping to see the sun again this weekend. Blessings to you, xoxo,SusieDelete
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Are you up to something there? Like building a cabin or adopting a bear or two? Love the new pieces you have added...always amazed me at how they could get something so pretty put together with what I call scraps. I am sure they have far more insight to the planning that I could ever have to get them to come out even on both sides.ReplyDelete
Are you ready for spring? Feb is a pretty short month, so it can't be long now. I am. We are getting some 50s here this weekend and I am blowing the dust off my butt and heading outside!
Tete, I would love a cabin in the woods...but I am scared of bears truly.LOL I like you about all these little pieces of wood assembled into a chair..how? But them look what pretty things and cards you make with little bits and pieces of paper? You are an artist too. Tete, I hate to wish my life away. But I was over winter before it really started here. I'm tired of itchy skin and so many clothes...although, I'm at the age I never let anything hang out. LOL. Hope you have a great weekend. Bless your heart,xoxo,SusieDelete