Friday, March 4, 2011

Use it up, make it do, or Wear it out and the Little pink Chair

I love the saying "Use it up-Wear it out-Make it do!"  This is the story of the little pink chair.  Once upon a time it was a beautiful new little chair.  It had a home where little girls and boys used it to sit and color and pretend with their dollies and toys.  It was a brown little chair.  Then those children grew to young men and women, and the little chair felt pretty lost.   It ended up in someone else's possession, who saw the potential that maybe someday once again a little girl would call it her very own.  It was painted a pretty soft pink.  Once again it was used by little girls to hold their dollies and play.  Now it holds a special place in my home.  I am sure my little granddaughters will once again enjoy the little pink chair. 

It is a great display for some other Make it do, wear it out, use it up items.  The pretty wreath sits atop a pillow made from old shirts.  I have loved to sew all of my life.  I had made my dad many shirts even as a young girl.  As a gift after my father no longer could wear the shirts, my mother surprised me with this pillow.  She had lovingly cut up the fabric into squares and made the pillow.  It is one of my prized possessions.  I always need to look beyond the intended use of an item to see if can be re-purposed.  Blessings to you and I trust you might have a little pink chair in your life.

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Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Oh my, you made tears come to my eyes. I have such items that are like your little pink chair and they are precious to me. Your bird vignette is lovely and looks right at home on that little pink chair. What a special treasure that pillow must be. Blessings. ~~Sherry~~

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Lynn,
I love your little pink chair! I have been wanting one of those for years but they are hard to come by around here. Yours is adorable and I'm so glad you have it for your little ones! Love the little birdie too. Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend.


Cindy said...

Such a sweet and precious post. Made me feel sentimental; love the little pink chair with the pillow and bird and flowers.A precious bit of history and will be so nice for grand daughters.

Terri Morse said...

I'm with you, Lynn. I always wander thrift shops with the same thought: there must be something I can do with it! I love the little pink chair. It has quite a history and that's what's so special. Have a great weekend.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a lovely post!! And a lovely story!!
I adore how you decorated this darling chair!!



Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

Very nice ideas I love chairs all size Laura

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

A very sentimental post and well written...Loved it!

~ Gabriela ~