40 Chairs? Oh wait – I think it’s 45!
I know I have a lot of chairs in this wonderful expanded cape. But 45? Am I forgetting some of them? Probably. Help!
Married five decades has something to do with it. Yet I’m not one to hoard, not really, honestly.
Starting with very little (seems like yesterday at times, ha) one of our first apartments had an army cot for the sofa in the living room, and the round used dining table had four chairs from my grandmother – we seem to have accumulated many more chairs.
But 45 chairs?!?
How did this come to pass, you may ask.
Three out of several houses are to blame I think. Firstly, the London house, North Villa. Tall and narrow yet with a lot of rooms, and the opportunity and means to buy some nice furniture as the years moved forward.
Then the large Boston suburban house which was way too large for us, a costly mistake in some ways, and yet the best place at the time. Many rooms to put chairs in.
Then, oh yes, one of us furnished a work space in Cambridge, MA where, though small, there was a perfect space for a sofa, and you guessed it, more chairs.
And this brings us to the Cookie Tree Farm – a home, a homestead, a forest, a beach, and a classic barn, and many rooms but not too many – for a few chairs. And a family to love it.
Cookie Tree Farm has been home for us for longer than anyplace else during our married lives
Our chairs range from hand made leather Chesterfield chairs (and matching sofa) made in Spain – to some American Wing Chairs – some old Maine oak dining chairs – garden metal chairs – antique Chippendale dining room chairs – leather Hickory arm chairs – vintage Swedish modern style covered lovingly by friend on the island – Cookie Tree Farm bedroom upholstered chairs – quaint small Cookie Tree Farm wooden chairs, a small Cookie Tree Farm rocker – to four white wicker roomy and comfy armchairs, to two antique green wicker rocking chairs to straw seat ladder-back chairs…need I list more? There are more!
One, a few or about 25 (okay, dear husband, I hear ya) okay, 30 of these can be yours!