July 31, 2012This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Chair Sets Edition
By Betty Crafter
Today’s craft is DEFINITELY a granny craft. Chair sets from a 1945 crochet pamphlet. These seem to have been left firmly in the true granny craft category. I have never seen a chair set on the furniture of any of my friends, even the most die hard vintage purists.
I guess I really don’t even understand the purpose of a chair set. To keep the furniture from getting dirty in heavy use areas? Seems like a white doily would show a lot more dirt than the dark upholstery fabric, but what do I know?
Am I missing something? All I know is Mr. Crafter would swiftly and loudly nix any chair set aspirations I had, even if I wanted some. They are decidedly feminine, for sure. And not just feminine, pretty granny-like.
So what do you think? Granny craft better left in the past, or are chair sets an authentic, pretty finishing touch to your midcentury decor? I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!