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August 11, 2009

Vintage Metal Porch Furniture


"New" Vintage Red Metal Chairs

Ugh, I hate getting sick.  And worse than me getting sick is when Tom is sick.  Poor guy.  He got a nasty cold that has been going around and has been home sick for two days. Which is good because he needs to recover, but is also bad because he is messing up my social life! 🙂

Just kidding, Hubs.

Sara from AZ,  who is on a fantastic road trip to get some vintage pink kitchen cabinets, was in Michigan on Monday and was going to stop by for a Mid-Century Menu luncheon.  Unfortunately, we had to scrap that plan because Hubs was home from work, and I didn’t want Sara and her mom to get sick for their trip home.  But I still had a great time giving  Sara a quick tour of the house, and I hope she and her husband come back soon for another, longer visit!

Raindrops on the Red Chairs

Raindrops on the Red Chairs

I also had to scrap plans for craft club tomorrow night.  Even though Tom will probably go into work, I don’t want to risk it in case he doesn’t.  Besides, there are a couple girls in the group who have little kids, and I didn’t want them to be exposed to more germs than they need to be. 

So, Hubs and I are home today hanging out. Time to play some Yahtzee, watch some movies and have fun.  I am going to make the Mid-Century Menu tonight, and then probably some chocolate chip cookies as a treat for my sicky. 

Oh, and the pictures are of the new red metal chairs we got recently from our friend, Karen.  Karen is possibly the greatest real estate agent ever, and we have become friends even after the purchase of our house was all said and done.  Since Karen and her husband are selling their lake home to downsize, she has been trying to pack up some stuff and get rid of other stuff.  When I went to a get together at her house the other weekend, she had these two great metal chairs downstairs on her porch.  I, of course, squealed and asked her where she got them.  She said she had purchased them a few years ago from a rummage sale for $5 each, and painted them with this great red paint.  IMG_7842

It turned out that Karen didn’t want to have to move the chairs, which are very heavy, so she gave them to me!  Pretty nice, huh?  I was really excited.  Thanks again, Karen!

Well, I am off to make some tea for Hubs! Come back tomorrow for a great Mid-Century Menu!

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6 Responses to Vintage Metal Porch Furniture

  1. Jen Reply

    August 11, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Wow, great chairs! Congrats on the score!

    Hope your hubby feels better soon, too.

  2. Retromodgirl Reply

    August 11, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I hope you and your hubs feel better soon. And fantastic score on the chairs, they are sweet!

  3. sablemable Reply

    August 11, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Get well soon, Tom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG, Ruth, I’m about to faint over these classic lawn chairs! These are on my list of finding/buying.

  4. Sara in AZ Reply

    August 17, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Ruth, I had SUCH a fun time touring your house AND meeting you and Tom – even though we could not breathe in the house (he he). No seriously, it was really super fun and Mike and I will DEFINITELY be back for a visit sometime down the road. You are a total sweetheart and it was really great to meet you in person!

    And, I LOVE those red metal chairs! Free is the best!

    • RetroRuth Reply

      August 17, 2009 at 3:40 pm

      I am so glad you came, I had a great time too! You must come back. Must!

  5. Tikimama Reply

    August 20, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    What a great, great gift! I just went to check out a similar pair in front of a local antique mall and they wanted $175!! Ugh. No cool chairs for me yet.

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