Wednesday, August 15, 2012

OMG, I Almost Forgot Debbiedo’s Party


I know you will forgive me though, I’ve had company since July 21st, not the same people/relatives, just different ones at different times! Today my son left for Annapolis so I think we are done now.
When my husband’s sister was here their brother took us all out to dinner then we went to his home, well when I went into his garage I saw this metal stool that has to be from the 30’s or 40’s…I made a big fuss over it and he said that I could have it if I want, well, yeah and free I might add! So here it is in my home, I sat it on the fireplace hearth so you could see it better. Johnny is a fleamarketer, he sales and buys, you should see the stuff he has…wood signs, tin signs, crocks… just anything you can imagine he has it! Not just thrown around either but kept very orderly!
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It has the rubber thingys on each leg and the top is so worn, see!
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I don’t know what to do with it as far as painting it goes, black with a stenciled white number on it? I’ve seen them done and I just fell in love with them! In a way I hate to ruin the patina of it but I don’t have any red in my home. I think I’ll keep it right here in the room off the kitchen, can’t you just see it painted black with a white number on it?

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Also last weekend we celebrated my sister Judy’s birthday and I framed this for her, I found it on facebook, my cousin had shown her dad and other people along with my sister, brother and parents. I cropped everyone out but my mom and dad, sister and brother, I’d never seen this picture so you can imagine the wonderful “shock” it was to see them on FB. The year is 1940 they had my brother and sister before the war and my other brother and me after the war was over. I enlarged it to a 5x7 but with old photos it’s hard to do without losing the facial features. Anyway when my sister unwrapped it she cried, I think my parents were in their early 20’s in this picture and the water behind them is Lake Erie! My brother standing there in front died when he was in his mid 50’s from cancer, so bittersweet! Anyway I wanted to share it with all of you.
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So now I’ll be joining these parties
Thanks so much for stopping by, always glad to have you!
Rondell

12 comments:

Natasha In Oz said...

I have had a busy couple of weeks at my place too so I know how you feel! I love that stool and the chippy paint looks fabulous. What a great find!

Take care and have a great week.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

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My vote is to leave the stool just as it is. I love it. Great chippy paint, and so vintage looking.

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh Rondell, you have been busy too. The party will go on each week, I think:) Thanks for sharing that chippy little stool, it is darling. I am exhausted after my sisters wedding and all the family time we spent. It was fantastic. Thanks for joining me.

Dewdrop Gardens said...

I love it the way it is, but I can see it refinished into something amazing too! Dilema...can't wait to see what you decide!
Saw you at Debbiedoo's and am now following you!
Debbie :)

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That's such a great stool! Maybe you could cover parts of it with vaseline before you paint it~let a little of the old patina show through. White with a black number would look great!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

great stool, and I really like it the way it is, vintagy and a lot of character Love the photo of your parents and your sister must of been torched. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Kelly said...

Oh you lucky girl! You found a treasure! Yes, I can see it painted black with a white number on it. That's what I did with mine and love it. I'm sure it will look amazing once you do it. I don't blame you for not wanting to take away the nice patina though.

Kathy Moody said...

I love it just the way it is!! So cool. Your newest follower from Debbiedo's party! :)

Gail said...

OMGoodness Rondell, how cute is that vintage stool! I LOVE the patina it has. Your fussing over it paid off. Hope you had a wonderful day, Gail

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, I love it as is, but understand needing to change the color.

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I haven't seen the stools as you described. I look forward to seeing what you do with that neat old stool. Love the old picture. The old photos of the people we love are priceless.

Geri O said...

I say leave the stool as is. I love it.